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PRC Civil Service Reform, Organization and Ranks, 2006 and 2019 Regulations

Reforms to the Chinese governmentsystem were described in the August 16, 2006 Xinhua report translated below  according to the 2006 State Council “Implementation Plan for the State Civil Service System”. This was subsequently superceded by the March 2019 Communist Party … Continue reading

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People’s Daily (p.3) on the Party Plenary Sixth Session

Translated below, and suitable for dramatic reading, “Deeply Grasp the Major Achievements of the Party’s Century-long Struggle — On studying and implementing the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Party Central Committee” from the November 13, 2021 … Continue reading

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2021: PRC Party United Front Journal on US Political Decline, Perspectives on Chinese and Foreign Political Defense Issues

The PRC academic Journal of United Front Science published by the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party supports its domestic and foreign political influence work. I recently ran across it on a Chinese website and was fascinated. … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times: Party Propaganda Reaching for New Heights of Absurdity

China’s real achievements in lifting great numbers of its people out of poverty are still accompanied by bodyguards of lies. It makes me wonder why China’s Communist Party could be surprised at how little credibility it has both within China … Continue reading

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2011: How to Write for PRC Party/Government Internal Confidential News System

This 2011 article on writing for internal confidential Party and government bulletins and reports gives insights into the characteristics Communist Party’s internal information system (many Chinese journalists write for both the internal reference (neican 内参) information reports and for the … Continue reading

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2017 Zhang Xuebo: Observations on the History of Rule by Document 1982-2017

During my five years at the U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology Section 2006 – 2012, I found much grand-scale and local politics, law, and economics behind the phenomena I was struggling to understand. China wanted to join the … Continue reading

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Use Online Exam Questions to Divine How Chinese History and Politics Are Presented in the PRC Today

Reading through recommended answers for the PRC higher education entrance examinations [gaokao] online can give a feel for what is being taught in the PRC today and over the years reflects the wiggling back and forth of the Party line.  … Continue reading

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Beijing Daily: President Trump Highlights Flaws in the American System

The PRC party-state has always been much more sensitive to U.S. criticisms of China than the reverse. Western criticisms of Chinese Communist Party are felt as an existential threat to the party not because of any physical threat but because … Continue reading

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Party Guidance Example: Commenting on Guangming Ribao Article on Chinese Philosophy

I have to confess that I find this article in Guangming Ribao by Professor Zhang Liwen on Chinese philosophy highly political.  One might saw that philosophy informs politics. Conversely, it seems true at least here that politics informs philosophy or … Continue reading

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2009: Wan Li on “The Governing Party Needs to Establish Fundamental Political Ethics”

The Governing Party Needs to Establish Fundamental Political Ethics — A Talk by an Old Comrade on the Eve of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC 执政党要建立基本的政治伦理 ——国庆60周年前夕一位老同志的谈话  [ Talk said to be by 1980s leading reformer … Continue reading

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