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2022: Political Jokes in the People’s Republic of China

Political joke fans may want to look at other collections of political jokes on this translation blog as well: Political Jokes in the People’s Republic of China From Pseudogeek Library Political jokes in the People’s Republic of China, derived from … Continue reading

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Read CCTV Evening News Transcripts Via Google Translate

I have been watching the Chinese Central Television lianbo broadcast transcript to see what Chinese people are being told.  Use Google Translate to read CCTV news broadcast transcripts. This is an excellent tool for the many sino-illiterates in the world! … Continue reading

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2016: The Dilemma and Future of the Principle of “Distinguishing Between the Internal and the External” neiwai youbie

The Chinese propaganda principle of “distinguish the internal from the external’ neiwai youbie has some similarities to the public communications principle of “know your audience”. The state authority enforcing this principle and the ideological self-defense dimensions of neiwai youbie has … Continue reading

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Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) II

Following when the first excerpt Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I left off, here is the second one. Chinese assistance was important for North Vietnam’s air defenses. Many U.S. aircraft were shot down by Chinese … Continue reading

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Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I

Joseph Torigian’s interview with “Through the Storm: the PLA in the Cultural Revolution” author Yu Ruixin I found particularly interesting for Yu’s discussion of the difficulties of doing research on the history of the Chinese Communist Party and of even … Continue reading

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2020: Progress in Ideological Work

China scholar Devin Thorne @D_Thorne mentioned on Twitter a recent Chinese Communist Party propaganda work guide. These are interesting for what they stress and even for what they suddenly don’t stress (for the all-too-painfully attuned) — shades of Kremlinology. There … Continue reading

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2022 Yan Xuetong: Young Chinese College Students Often Condescending Towards Foreign Countries

Arrogance is a common human failing no matter which country you are in. This, however, in not just one of those what is the younger generation coming to rants. During my ten years living in China as a US diplomat … Continue reading

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2021: Propagandizing Foreigners to Reach China’s Domestic Audience: Why PRC External Propaganda is Often Ineffective

He Qinglian’s book Hongse Qinlve 红色侵略 [Red Infiltration] discusses the impressive PRC media outreach and pressure overt and covert to bring ostensibly independent Chinese media outlets under Party control or heavy influence. Parts of the book on PRC infiltration of … Continue reading

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Kinamedia: How “Historical Nihilism” Shapes China’s Film Industry

Thanks to the magic of Google Translate even the scandoilliterates among you may find interesting Linus Fredriksson’s article on historical nihilism and the Chinese film industry. Now on the Swedish website  Kinamedia. For more on historical nihilism in China see also: 2016: CASS … Continue reading

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2021: Private Out, State Further “In” as Chinese Education Focuses on the Family

Reading this latest policy statement on education does make one think the Chinese Communist Party does keep on putting the total in totalitarian. For a discussion of totalitarianism in China see my previous posting Is China Totalitarian or Authoritarian? The Chinese … Continue reading

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