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de Volksktrant Interview: RANA MITTER AND NADÈGE ROLLAND “China is already shaping us more than we think”

Lots of beneficial brainwaves.  Captures the acute feeling of vulnerability the Party feels. But maybe the sky isn’t falling in after all. Gift diplomacy is intriguing.  The old imperials tribute system was the exchange of gifts. The Emperor gave much … Continue reading

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PRC Judge’s Media Account: Epidemic Causes, Fallout, What Needs to Change

Fascinating article posted on the personal social media account of one of the 350 judges on the PRC Supreme People’s Court (although not necessarily the judge’s personal views) — there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the article. I’ll … Continue reading

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2009: A Chinese Academic on US Cultural Diplomacy

American Cultural Diplomacy and Its Practice in China [Meiguo de wenhua waijiao ji qi zai zhongguo de yunyong] 美国文化外交及其在中国的运用 by Hu Wentao 胡文涛 published by World Knowledge Publishing House, Beijing, January 2008 Prof. Hu Wentao of the Guangdong Foreign Languages … Continue reading

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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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Zhang Weiying: The Future World Order Depends on What China Does

Peking University Economics Professor Zhang Weiying’s early October 2018 (and promptly erased by net censors) article “Understanding the World Economy and China” (excerpted in translation on Andrew Batson’s blog) argued that China’s economic development has occurred in spite of rather … Continue reading

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DPRK, USSR and China: Historians Shen Zhihua and Li Danhui at Wilson Center Book Launch

Today at the Wilson Center, Prof. Shen Zhihua spoke at the public launch of the 2018 English language version of his new book (with Prof. Yafeng Xia) on PRC – DPRK relations A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and … 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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CASS Scholar Li Dongyan on China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Prospects and Ways Forward

Li Dongyan’s article is three years old but still useful to understand changing Chinese thinking on UN peacekeeping. China’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Prospects and Ways Forward 中国参与联合国维和建和的前景与路径 李东燕 Online: 2012-11-28 14:38:00   来源:《外交评论(外交学院学报)》(京)2012年03期 From the 3/2012 issue of Foreign … Continue reading

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