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CSIS II: The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations

I went to listen to all-day panel discussions “The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on April 9th. I even got a free lunch and caught … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping and Mao Zedong: The Medium is the Message

Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan‘s famous quote “the medium is the message” draws attention to how the way we say things can be as important or more important that what we say. Others have before McLuhan have said something similar. … Continue reading

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He Qinglian’s New Book Red Infiltration: Global Expansion of Chinese Media Just Published in Taiwan

He Qinglian’s  new book 紅色滲透:中國媒體全球擴張的真相 [Red Infiltration: the Truth About the Global Expansion of Chinese Media]  about Chinese state and party media reaching out to Chinese-language media and foreign-language media worldwide has just been published in Taiwan. I am a … Continue reading

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A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice

Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to 1989 political massacres and other sensitive matters apparently got the anonymous person with the Twitter name @airmovingdevice silenced. @airmovingdevice deleted his/her cyber analytic insights into Chinese society and … Continue reading

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2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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Canadian Embassy Beijing Blog: Remember Liu Xiaobo and Charter ’08

Canadian Embassy Beijing microblog social media posting to December 18th post to Chinese followers: “This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But that wasn’t the only important human rights documents issued on December … Continue reading

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Party Honors One Hundred on 40th Anniversary of Reform

One hundred people have been nominated as exemplars of China’s forty-year-old policy of reform and opening up by Chinese Communist organizations throughout China and finally by a special Leading Group of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. … Continue reading

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