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Job Description: Chinese Communist Party United Front Work Department

The role of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee in foreign affairs work was adjusted in 2018 to give it the leadership and coordination role of Communist Party and PRC state work in contacting … 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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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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Zhang Weiying: The Future World Order Depends on What China Does

Peking University Economics Professor Zhang Weiying’s early October 2018 (and promptly erased by net censors) article “Understanding the World Economy and China” (excerpted in translation on Andrew Batson’s blog) argued that China’s economic development has occurred in spite of rather … Continue reading

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Wu Xiaoping Controversy: Time for China to Move Away from Market Economy?

A prof at Renmin University told me in the late 1990s that some people argued in the 1970s that China needed to go backwards from socialism to a market economy in order to achieve communism since market->socialism rather than a … Continue reading

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Chinese Readers Comments on Financial Times Chinese Language Website

Reading comments from Chinese readers of websites such as the Financial Times Chinese language website is interesting. As much as the articles oftentimes. The site being outside China and frequented by Chinese business people, it escapes the heavy censorship that … Continue reading

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Yang Hengjun: Will Kim Jong-un be the Architect of Reform and Opening for the DPRK?

Fascinating blog post by Chinese-Australian spy novelist Yang Hengjun.  Trump as America’s non-ideological president and the opportunity for change in the relationship with the DPRK that that presents. Like Mr. Spock said in Star Trek V, “We have a saying … Continue reading

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