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The Biggest Lie: Democracy is Not Suitable for China

   While working in China, I often heard officials say and read in the media that democracy is not suitable for China.  That always puzzled me.  It felt like Chinese racism against Chinese people.    I found this article on … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Know Anything (or Not Much) About China?

Good article in the March 2018 issue of Foreign Policy! Also reminded of this by a most graphic graphic shared by the always intriguing and hilarious fake PRC tweeter @RelevantOrgans. People do tend to notice opacity.  But it can take … Continue reading

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2010: Breaking Dual Leadership: Sichuan Statistical Bureau No Longer Leads Local Statistical Offices

As a result of provincial government structure reform, no longer will Sichuan Province Statistical Bureau on behalf of the PRC Statistical Bureau lead the work of the local government statistical bureaus in Sichuan.  The PRC’s dual leadership system of governance … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Scientist on the PRC Military Command and Political Commissar System

 英文翻译摘要:《中华人民共和国政治制度》第11章 国家军事制 Summary translation of Chapter 11 The State Military System in Pu Zhiqiang’s The Political System of the People’s Republic of China Chapter 11 The State Military System Pages 369 – 392 of the Political System of the People’s … Continue reading

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外国人为了了解中国官僚文化必读之书:参谋助力论--为首长服务的艺术

The 1994 book The Art of Serving Military Leaders is much talked about on Chinese websites.  It was aimed at aides of any level of PLA leaders, but also applies I suspect to personal secretaries of government and party officials.  Not the … Continue reading

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2011: Bai Yansong of PRC Central Television Compares the U.S. and China

  This article has been appearing on some Chinese websites since September 11. The comments at the end of the article are interesting too.  The attached photo is also circulating online. The article I saw said the source was “the … Continue reading

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