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Kong Lingping’s Maoist Labor Camp Memoir: A Decade Spent between Life and Death

Another excerpt from my draft translation of Bloody Chronicles 血纪, Kong Lingping’s memoir of his twenty years as a political prisoner in Mao’s labor camps.  In this excerpt,  Kong Lingping recounts how he first got in touch with his mother for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Cyber Vulnerability Data Base Lags Chinese Counterpart by Two Weeks — Inadvertently Broadcasting U.S. Vulnerabilities

U.S. vulnerability reporting lag adds to vulnerabilities. According to the Recorded Future research report copied at bottom, ” The U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) trails China’s National Vulnerability Database (CNNVD) in average time between initial disclosure and database inclusion (33 days versus … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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The Cultural Revolution and the Need for Repentance

I found Deng Yuwen‘s   邓聿文 2013 article on “Why Do Chinese People Feel Regrets About Their Behavior During the Cultural Revolution”  moving.  China media controls, the rationale for them —  the reluctance of leaders to go beyond scapegoating a few individuals … Continue reading

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2012: PRC Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide and Chinese Search for the Good Life

Cultural Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide — Chinese Need to Find a Way to Live the Good Life, Chinese Style 吴飞:自杀与中国式美好生活 2010年06月25日  南方人物周刊 [Wu Fei was one of the co-authors of the 2011 book Deep China: The Moral Life of the … Continue reading

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2010: Breaking Dual Leadership: Sichuan Statistical Bureau No Longer Leads Local Statistical Offices

As a result of provincial government structure reform, no longer will Sichuan Province Statistical Bureau on behalf of the PRC Statistical Bureau lead the work of the local government statistical bureaus in Sichuan.  The PRC’s dual leadership system of governance … Continue reading

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2010: The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体

The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 《舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体》 by Ren Xianliang 任贤良 vice director of the Shaanxi Province Party Committee Propaganda Department and Vice Chairman of the China Journalists’ Association (420 pages, published … Continue reading

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