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Kong Lingping II: My Days of Being Struggled Against and the Perversion of the Human Spirit

This is part two of my translation of Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir Blood Chronicle. Here Kong Lingping, a student in mechanical engineering at Chongqing University when the Anti-Rightist Campaign began, is persecuted because of his family background — his parents … Continue reading

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1997: PRC Anti-Corruption Novel “The Wrath of God”: Insights into Official Corruption

I lived in Beijing from 1996 to 2001.  One of the better books I read during those days was Cheng Fang’s Tiannu [The Wrath of God available online at 天怒 ] a banned novel based on a Beijing Municipality corruption … Continue reading

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United Front Work Department Website Warns US Internet Company: Stop Providing Service to Tibetan and Uyghur Separatists!

Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department China Tibet Network website warns San Francisco-based Cloudflare company that cooperates with dominant Chinese search engine company Baidu that it should stop providing internet service to some websites run by Tibetans and Uigurs … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir I: “Blood Chronicle” By Long-time Prisoner of Mao Zedong

These first pages of Kong Lingping’s memoir describe Chongqing University at the outset of Mao’s Hundred Flowers campaign that aimed to persuade people to speak out freely. Kong Lingping’s 孔令平memoir was published in CD in Hong Kong and as a … Continue reading

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Prof. Zheng Yongnian: What Does China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Tell Us?

Another analysis of the corruption problem among Party and government officials in China from Prof.  Zheng Yongnian’s blog.  The continuing corruption crackdown is part of the ongoing efforts at  centralized reform ( 集中式改革) to do something about it.  Zheng was … Continue reading

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Prof. Zheng Yongnian Fighting Corruption and China’s Second Political Revolution

Interesting article on China’s current anti-corruption campaign and what it all means by Zheng Yongnian. Zheng was born in Zhejiang, graduated from Beijing University, got a PhD in political science from Princeton and now teaches at Singapore National University. Wiki … Continue reading

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2012: Chen Jieren: Imperfect Reforms and Perfect Conservatism

Singapore’s United Morning News has a analysis of the People’s Daily commentary from Chen Jieren of  Zhongguo Zhengfa Daxue at  http://www.zaobao.com/yl/tx120225_001_2.shtml  作者是中国政法大学研究员 I  translated selected paragraphs and interlaced them with the original text.  The original text is that the URL above and copied … Continue reading

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2012: People’s Daily Commentary: “Imperfect Reforms are to Be Preferred to the Crisis Caused by No Reforms”

Summary translation of February 23, 2012 People’s Daily Commentary “Imperfect Reforms are to Be Preferred to the Crisis Caused by No Reforms” 2012年02月23日 05:28 来源:人民日报 Lianhe Zaobao discusses the significance of the February 23rd People’s Daily Commentary Dept. commentary  “Imperfect Reforms are to … Continue reading

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Li Junru: What is the “New Situation” in Party Building? 翻阅李君如:执政党建设遇到的“新形势”是什么

The Cadres’ Reader: Correctly Handle Contradictions Among the People, Do Mass Work Well Under the New Circumstances  published March 2011 by the Zhongguo Chang’an Chubanshe  includes recent speeches or reports of speeches given by Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping on fighting corruption … Continue reading

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2011: Why Calls for Great Leap Forward Style Development Costs Lives 大跃进式发展为什么“要命”

Yao Liwen of People’s Daily and Liu Jianping of China Media University in the September 29 Nanfang Zhoumo have a hard-hitting article. [Yao Liwen was once the personal secretary to former PRC State Chairman Liu Shaoqi.] My quick summary: Yao … Continue reading

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