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2008:Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals

Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals 底层与知识分子的民粹主义 by Tang Xiaobing 唐小兵 Nanfengchuang 南风窗 February 7, 2008 [Note: Chinese today are allergic to the word class 阶级 apparently because of bad memories of Mao’s rule so they they use strata … Continue reading

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2011: Debunked “Du Fu” Poem That Criticized Chinese Government Proved Prophetic

This poem misrepresented as Du Fu’s 杜甫《蜀中吟》seems to have been devised to plague the regime by some mischievous literary people. The noxious weed appeared on some Chinese websites this spring was detected by China’s literary guardians. Xiao Qiang’s China Digital … Continue reading

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2005: Zhou Tianyong: Reform of the Chinese Political Structure

Reform of the Chinese Political Structure A summary translation of  part of 2005 book by Chinese Communist Party Central Party School vice director Zhou Tianyong  周天勇 and his collaborators Introductory comments and characterization of the book Reform of the Chinese … Continue reading

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2009: Sichuan Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering

中文原文在 http://www.ngocn.org/?action-viewnews-itemid-45084   Translation of the article “Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering” in the Chinese periodical Nanfengchuang 南风窗issue of May 6, 2009 震区NGO, 摇摆在进退之间   Officials have been gradually increasing their checks and screening of NGO volunteers. “We … Continue reading

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2003: Instant Messaging at the Time of SARS — Sarcasm and the Leadership

Instant Messages at the Time of SARS —  Sarcasm and the Leadership Cell phone messaging relayed much information and misinformation throughout China during the 2002 – 2003 SARS epidemic . The government found that sarcastic attacks on government officials spread very … Continue reading

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2012: Singaporean Critique of Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis

Looking back,  many common threads can be seen in commentaries on China’s political and economic development and the obstacles to reform.  Here is one from 2012. Singapore Chinese Language Daily Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis … Continue reading

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A Model Communist Murders His Wife: Kong Lingping’s “Bloody Chronicle”

Another excerpt from my draft translation of Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles 血纪 You can find other excerpts in the column at right or by typing Kong Lingping in the blog search box. (3) The model communist Zhang Jianbo In 1969, a discipline … Continue reading

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