Tag Archives: PRC

The “Oh How did we go wrong?” Question

However Did Our China Crystal Balls Fail Us? I have been noticing some people asking the question “How did we get China wrong?” My thinking is that engagement by western people and western government with Chinese people has been very … Continue reading

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Father Murdered in Cultural Revolution, Liu He Now PRC Vice Premier

During my ten years in China, many people told me stories of barely imaginable cruelties that took place during the political campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. I knew Environmentalist Tang Xiyang. Tang told me how his wife, a middle … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir Excerpt: Sun Mingquan Avenges Himself

Another excerpt from Kong Lingping’s memoir Bloody Chronicles 血纪 which I continue translating. Thus far, I am two-thirds of the way through my translation of this 900-page book. I knew Kong Lingping while serving at the U.S. Consulate General in … Continue reading

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Party Propaganda Campaign on Great Harm Christianity Does to the Chinese National Security?

A Chinese Hui Muslim religious teacher now in exile in Australia just told me about a new attack on Christianity in China. He fears that attacks on all believers are a sign of something extreme like a new Cultural Revolution … Continue reading

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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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