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CSIS II: The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations

I went to listen to all-day panel discussions “The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on April 9th. I even got a free lunch and caught … Continue reading

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PRC Protests Swedish Human Rights Violation as Violent Reservationless Chinese Tourist is Evicted From Fully Booked Hotel by Swedish Police

Chinese press making a big human rights case out of three Chinese tourists who arrived a day earlier than their reservation, the hotel was full, they stayed in the lobby for hours, got violent, police called, at least one was … Continue reading

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Declassified Chinese Diplomatic Documents from the 1950s and 1960s in the Wilson Center Digital Archive

Lately I have been translating some declassified Chinese diplomatic archives for the Wilson Center Digital Archive. I have done twenty so far.   https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/search-results/1/%7B%22search-in%22%3A%22all%22%2C%22term%22%3A%22cowhig%22%7D?recordType=Record   A few are particularly memorable. I enjoyed translating Ziguang Hall literally rather than just using … Continue reading

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Li Woteng: China Should Fill the Leadership Void Left by the United States

When I saw this article in the Chinese language edition of the Financial Times by independent scholar Li Woteng   黎蜗藤,  it made be think of the interview that former U.S. Embassy Beijing Chargé d’affaires David Rank had on the PBS … Continue reading

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China’s Diplomacy: How Many Kinds of Major and Minor Partner “Relations” 夥伴關係 Does China Have?

With President Xi’s visit to the US, one might wonder how China evaluates its broadening and deepening global network of diplomatic relationships. A 2015 article from Hong Kong’s Wenhui Bao, translated below, discusses the gradations in the hierarchy of China’s … Continue reading

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Zhang Feng’s South China Sea Policy Suggestions

In the Chinese edition of the Financial Times, suggestions for Chinese policy from Zhang Feng  张锋   who is a researcher in the international relations department of the Australian National University.  Zhang’s discussion, written for a Chinese audience, examines how … Continue reading

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2011:New Chinese Diplomacy Depends Upon Reforms at Home

A summary translation of the first half of the article. 外交转型需赖国内体制革新 Prof.  Wang Yizhou of the Beijing University School of International Studies told Nanfengchuang in October that for China will need thorough domestic reforms if its diplomacy is to become more … Continue reading

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