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2006: Theories Chinese Invent For Fear of Democracy

  This article “The Theories that Chinese People Invent Because They are Afraid of Democracy” appeared on some websites inside and outside of China from mid 2005. I looked up some of the hits on this article on Chinese blogs … Continue reading

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2008:Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals

Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals 底层与知识分子的民粹主义 by Tang Xiaobing 唐小兵 Nanfengchuang 南风窗 February 7, 2008 [Note: Chinese today are allergic to the word class 阶级 apparently because of bad memories of Mao’s rule so they they use strata … Continue reading

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2008: Chinese Focus Group Democracy Experiment in Chongqing

A novel expert-informed focus group experiment in Chongqing, China is described by Mark Leonard’s article “China’s new intelligentsia” in the March 2008 issue of the UK magazine Prospect. Always hard to understand what democracy means in China since the word democracy … Continue reading

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Is China Totalitarian or Authoritarian?

Is China totalitarian? This is a question I think about sometimes.  China certain doesn’t feel totalitarian, especially when you compare to the old Cultural Revolution days. What does totalitarian vs. authoritarian mean? Perhaps it is just a semi-empty exercise in … 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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Liao Yiwu: A Dirge for Liu Xiaobo

Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, now living in exile in Berlin,  shared on his Twitter feed on August 11 his poem mourning the death of his friend Liu Xiaobo in China and the desperate situation of his wife Liu Xia now apparently … 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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