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Wang Jisi: The US Trade War Aimed at Changing Chinese Behavior and Making More Money, Not Disengagement

Some interesting idea to try on for size on what is behind the US- China trade ‘war’ from a Chinese international relations scholar.  Views that are not necessarily influential in China, but intriguing discussion on world trends although the focus … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Know Anything (or Not Much) About China?

Good article in the March 2018 issue of Foreign Policy! Also reminded of this by a most graphic graphic shared by the always intriguing and hilarious fake PRC tweeter @RelevantOrgans. People do tend to notice opacity.  But it can take … Continue reading

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Chinese Experts on Food Safety: Building Food Safety Governance in China

Building Food Safety Governance in China a PDF book downloadable free of charge by a group of Chinese scholars has just been published by the European Union.  The book is  is  available at https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/building_food_safety_governance_in_china.pdf “This book contains a comprehensive review and analysis … Continue reading

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2008: 100 Million Peasant Debit Cards: The Golden Grain Benevolence Card

  One hundred million Chinese peasants will receive the Golden Grain Benevolence Peasant Card 金穗惠农卡 by 2010 so that they can receive directly receive subsidies from the Chinese central government. There is always lots of leakage in government subsidies to … Continue reading

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2008: Secrecy Law to be Trimmed to Sync with May 2008 Government Openness Regulations

  A mid July 2008 conference on the PRC State Secrecy Law 国家保密法 in mid July resulted in several press reports. The main points are that the “Government information openness regulations” released in May conflict in some respects with the … Continue reading

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2005: Avian Flu Cover-up Chronicles

[Repeating a 2011 blog post with an English language title this time.] The difficulty of diagnosing bird flu makes it hard to know if an epidemic is underway. It must be even harder for doctors to diagnose an epidemic if … Continue reading

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2009: Liu Xianbin “Subversive Article” on the Need for Constitutional Democracy for China

On March 25, 2011 Sichuan dissident Liu Xianbin was convicted of subversion or writing articles like the one below and “A Memorial Long Overdue — In Commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the Death of Zhao Ziyang”   The Sichuan court … Continue reading

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