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The Wisdom of Mao’s Former Number Two Man Lin Biao

Today I happened across some intriguing quotations from Chairman Mao’s former second in command and close comrade in arms Lin Biao on Wikiquote. Lin Biao was accused of betraying Mao and died in a mysterious plane crash in Öndörkhaan, Mongolia … Continue reading

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1998 PRC Environment Book “Deep Concerns” by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong Translation Summary

The 1998 book by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong, economists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made a deep impression on me twenty years ago when I worked in the Environment, Science and Technology section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. … Continue reading

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Chinese Different Strokes for Different Folks

Yet another Ian Johnson article to comment on!  Reading the September 6th New York Times “Shariah With Chinese Characteristics: A Scholar Looks at the Muslim Hui”  an interview with Matthew S. Erie of Oxford University on his two years of field … Continue reading

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Comic Books and Political Education in China

Coming to a New China Bookstore near you — Xi Jinping comic books — know both the red line and the bottom line!   http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2016-09/09/content_39766.htm I don’t think this is anything new really. Wandering around China a few years ago I … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition

Following is a full English translation of Zhou Ruijin’s article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition” mentioned in the previous article which also contains the full original Chinese text:  China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural … Continue reading

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China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” Already Being Rectified Behind the Bamboo Firewall

“Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” an article under the penname Huangfuxinping 皇甫欣平 argues that China needs to think more deeply about the lessons of the Cultural Revolution.  At the deepest level, the problem is not just personality cults or class struggle … 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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