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2007: Ran Yunfei: Food During the 1959-61 Famine

Ran Yunfei is scholarly Chengdu writer who writes about education, society, history and literary topics. He has tried to avoid politics, but trying to write the truth about history and society easily gets writers into trouble with the Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XIV: Rightists Taken on a Study Tour

Previous installment: Rightist Memoir XIII: Thought Reform in a New Brigade Chapter Eight  Rightists Taken on a Study Tour Under Guard In late March 1966, just as the arguments in our political study group were reaching a climax, the farm got … Continue reading

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Fiction Award Prize Joke Reflects Local ‘Little Big Brother’ Corruption

China has a micro-fiction prize. This must have been the inspiration for the joke below. It is circulating online in the PRC. Imperial China had a rule of avoidance — officials were not allowed to be the top leader in … Continue reading

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Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department at Home 统战部

The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee United Front Work Department and its functional analogues, like the propaganda, and the political and legal affairs committees exists at every level of Communist Party organization in China. The structures are mirrored all the … Continue reading

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2012: Chengdu Tianwang Center Rights Advocate Huang Qi’s RFI Interview Discusses People’s Congress Elections

English translation of the main part of Huang Qi‘s (jailed since December 2016 because of his human rights work) interview with Radio France International  Chinese language service about the efforts of local independent candidates to exercise their electoral rights in … Continue reading

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2005: PRC Birth Enforcement Planning Regulations Dial Back Overly Aggressive Enforcement

The word 计划生育 jihua shengyu “planned fertility” is usually translated as ‘family planning’ in English.  The Chinese practice makes personal reproduction as another element to control in the planned economy so calling it birth planning could be more appropriate.   … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei on Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to the Freedom Fighter Liu Xiaobo by Ran Yunfei  冉云飞 Today, I am still excited. I can’t calm myself down so I can write something that is profound or provides a full analysis. I’ll only be able to do that … Continue reading

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2009: Sichuan Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering

中文原文在 http://www.ngocn.org/?action-viewnews-itemid-45084 Translation of the article “Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering” in the Chinese periodical Nanfengchuang 南风窗issue of May 6, 2009 震区NGO, 摇摆在进退之间    Chinese text now perhaps scrubbed from the Internet is copied below. Officials have been … Continue reading

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Yuan Ying Part Two: Family Members of Three Chengdu Real Estate Developers Jailed for Home Demolition Try to Force Yuang Ying to Sign a Letter of Understanding

Family Members of Three Chengdu Real Estate Developers Jailed for Home Demolition Try to Force Yuang Ying to Sign a Letter of Understanding [Date October 12, 2015| by Volunteer Huang Qi Source: 64Tianwang]  http://64tianwang.com/bencandy.php?fid-16-id-21588-page-1.htm Now, the families of the jailed … Continue reading

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Author of “Rightist” Memoir, Chengdu Writer Yin Shuping Faces Bankruptcy and Persecution

In Chengdu Lonely,  Elderly Yin Shuping Took out a mortgage on his apartment to publish his book in Hong Kong, “Autumn Hope” Becomes Despair” Photo: Chengdu writer Yin Shuping, Chengdu 2011 [中文原文在英文翻译之后] http://www.rcdr.org.cn/content-191866-1.html by Dark Star   January 5, 2014   02:46:36 … Continue reading

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