Tag Archives: Communist Party

2022: China Protests and Retribution

This poem which appeared at Tsinghua University is circulating online in China. Many dots are added around the Chinese characters, apparently to frustrate the character recognition software that online censors used to scrub the Chinese networks clean. I found the … Continue reading

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2022 Jiang Zemin: Architect of Russia-China Friendship

I have been trying out the new DeepL machine translation Chrome extension on my Chrome browser to read some Russian websites. I studied only a year of Russian twenty years ago which I have since forgotten so I am dependent … Continue reading

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Behind PRC Vaccine Import Reluctance: Bioweapon Anxiety?

One of the most striking aspects of the global vaccine response to COVID (once on stops to wonder at it) is how compartmented it is. Why Do Vaccine Blocs Resemble Military Blocs? The vaccine bloc picture resembles George Orwell’s novel … Continue reading

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2020: Tsinghua U Public Emergency Response Plan

With the outbreak of student protests across China about Covid lockdowns and other grievances, many Chinese universities must be dusting off their emergency plans. The 2020 Tsinghua University plan translated below is one such plan. Some of these plans address … Continue reading

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2021: Teaching “Leadership of the Communist Party” II

In this installment of the translation of the PRC Ministry of Education’s guidance on educating students at all levels: elementary, middle, high school and university on the “leadership of the Communist Party” the importance of upholding the core leadership to … Continue reading

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2021: Teaching “Leadership of the Communist Party” I

During my decade working in China reading materials meant for a Chinese audience was a great help in my work. Attending some meetings deemed international (if one foreigner was allowed to attend, it was classified as an international meeting) I … Continue reading

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2017: Restore the People Kneel to Officials System!

Where criticism is not allowed, should one use the past to criticize the present, or criticize by offering excessive praise? The Montreal newspaper Le Devoir has on its masthead a quote from Beaumarchais (from Figaro’s monologue in the Marriage of … Continue reading

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A Russian Perspective on PRC Party Power Struggles

Russian writer Oleg Grechenevsky rejected-in-Russia and now online book “Origins of Our “Democratic” Regime on KGB/Soviet/Russian power struggles. Judging by the rate Russian dissidents fall out of windows, plausible! Here I have used Google Translate to machine translate Grechenevsky’s discussion … Continue reading

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1997: Qian Ning on “Studying in America” 留學美國

I wrote this brief summary translation about Qian Ning’s Studying in America 留學美國. Qian’s book was later translated into English when I was working in the Environment, Science and Technology Section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. It is interesting as one … Continue reading

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