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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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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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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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2009: Defense Plea of Sichuan Dissident Tan Zuoren 谭作人涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案 — 夏霖、浦志强两位律师的一审辩护词

After the August 2009 trial of Tan Zuoren there circulated on the Internet in China, and being constantly deleted on Chinese websites, the defense plea in his case.  Tan’s one day trial was held on August 12 in Chengdu. The defense … Continue reading

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2008: Ran Yunfei: “Where Will the Fear End? A Talk that Could Not Be Delivered”

Where Will the Fear End? A Talk that Could Not Be Delivered by Ran Yunfei [from one of Ran Yunfei’s blogs – at https://ranyunfei.com/2009/11/860.htm ) November 4, 2008 Ran Yunfei note: This is a talk I had planned to deliver … Continue reading

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