Tag Archives: 中国

2014: “The Qing Dynasty was not a Chinese Dynasty”

When the PRC was founded in 1949, it called itself New China — as in the name of  the Xinhua press agency, the New China Press Agency.    A intriguing 2013 blog posting argued that “The Qing Dynasty was not … Continue reading

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1997: Should Chinese Environmental Quality Reports No Longer Be Kept Secret?

I just ran across a translation I did twenty years ago — it is an interview in Sanlian Shenghuo Weekly with NPC Environment Committee Chair Qu Geping  曲格平 [China Vitae: http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Qu_Geping%7C1685   %5D Interesting to meditate upon on how times have changed and … Continue reading

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2014: A Chinese View on Chinese Cyber Security Challenges

A Chinese government view of China’s cyber security challenges in 2013.  Below is a summary translation of the April 2014 report  “2013 Report on Trends in China Internet Network Security — A Perspective from the Chinese National Computer Emergency Readiness … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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2011: How to Write Chinese Internal Communist Party and Government Information Reports

This article presented below in summary translation discusses how to write for internal confidential Chinese Communist Party and PRC government bulletins and reports gives insights into the characteristics Communist Party’s internal information system (many Chinese journalists write for both the … Continue reading

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2008: 100 Million Peasant Debit Cards: The Golden Grain Benevolence Card

  One hundred million Chinese peasants will receive the Golden Grain Benevolence Peasant Card 金穗惠农卡 by 2010 so that they can receive directly receive subsidies from the Chinese central government. There is always lots of leakage in government subsidies to … Continue reading

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2008: Tibet’s Rural Economy and Caterpillar Fungus

Many rural Tibetans throughout Tibetan areas of China make substantial earnings harvesting caterpillar fungus. This article below  “Reiyang Trade Network New Forum: If you need to buy caterpillar fungus, post in this forum” found on a traders’  website, gives an … Continue reading

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