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2005: West China’s Pig to Human Streptococcus Epidemic: Fact & Fiction

Introduction Delays in communicating emergency information to the public has been a persistent problem in China.  It was addressed by national legislation to encourage openness and some progress has been made especially on human-human epidemics. The lesson had to be … Continue reading

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Opening Up and Supporting USG Open Source Translations on China Etc.

Among the recommendations of the 2019 Annual Report to Congress of the U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION is a call for the US government to devote more resources to translation and analysis of Chinese-language open source materials. The CIA’s … Continue reading

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Disappeared Chinese Tweeter Reappears in His Literary Way

In March I blogged about the Twitter disappearance of Air-Moving Device recounted in my earlier blog posting that began: A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice — his engrossing Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to … Continue reading

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Did Revealing the Secret Chinese Origin of the West Get a PRC Prof’s Social Media Account Suspended Last April?

On April 9th, the South China Morning Post reported that the 90-day suspension of the Weibo account of renowned expert on Chinese grassroots activism (and sometime advisor to top Communist Party leaders) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong. … Continue reading

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A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice

Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to 1989 political massacres and other sensitive matters apparently got the anonymous person with the Twitter name @airmovingdevice silenced. @airmovingdevice deleted his/her cyber analytic insights into Chinese society and … Continue reading

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2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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Chinese Party Notice on Conversation Discipline During Spring Festival

Chinese expat websites report that the Chinese Communist Party (according to a joint notice put by the Social Stability Office, Party Propaganda Department and Public Security Office of Mushan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province) is asking Communist Party members and … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak”

See Professor Geremie Barmé’s translation of Xu Zhangrun’s article on the China Heritage website at http://chinaheritage.net/journal/and-teachers-then-they-just-do-their-thing/   “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak?” Xu Zhangrun: Having dedicated myself to a teaching career, I have to repeat what Hu … Continue reading

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2002: Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches

Round-Table on Internet and Free Flow of Information in China Statement by David Cowhig, Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches Presented to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China April 15, 2002 I would like to share with you some thoughts about … Continue reading

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The Cultural Revolution and the Need for Repentance

I found Deng Yuwen‘s   邓聿文 2013 article on “Why Do Chinese People Feel Regrets About Their Behavior During the Cultural Revolution”  moving.  China media controls, the rationale for them —  the reluctance of leaders to go beyond scapegoating a few individuals … Continue reading

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