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2008: Chinese Focus Group Democracy Experiment in Chongqing

A novel expert-informed focus group experiment in Chongqing, China is described by Mark Leonard’s article “China’s new intelligentsia” in the March 2008 issue of the UK magazine Prospect. Always hard to understand what democracy means in China since the word democracy … Continue reading

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2009: PRC Newsmagazine Lauds KMT Agricultural Reforms on Taiwan

  The February 9, 2009 issue of China Newsweekly Zhongguo Xinwen Zhou  中国新闻周 ran an admiring article about the KMT’s successful land reform in Taiwan “Land to the Tillers” Taiwan Style Now the Farmers are Some of the Most Prosperous … Continue reading

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2005: Zhou Tianyong: Reform of the Chinese Political Structure

Reform of the Chinese Political Structure A summary translation of  part of 2005 book by Chinese Communist Party Central Party School vice director Zhou Tianyong  周天勇 and his collaborators Introductory comments and characterization of the book Reform of the Chinese … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei — “How I Lived My Life in the Year 2010”

I translated this 2010 online article by Chengdu writer Ran Yunfei 冉云飞 when I lived in Chengdu. Ran Yunfei’s writing cover a wide range of topics in literature, history, education and society. While he avoids direct commentary on Chinese politics, … Continue reading

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What Deng Really Said: Yellow Cats, Black Cats — Not White Cats, Black Cats!

White Cats are Usurpers. Deng Spoke of “Yellow Cats and Black Cats” What Deng really said:  “It doesn’t matter whether it is a yellow cat or a black cat, as long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” … Continue reading

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2012: Singaporean Critique of Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis

Looking back,  many common threads can be seen in commentaries on China’s political and economic development and the obstacles to reform.  Here is one from 2012. Singapore Chinese Language Daily Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition

Following is a full English translation of Zhou Ruijin’s article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition” mentioned in the previous article which also contains the full original Chinese text:  China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural … Continue reading

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