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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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China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” Already Being Rectified Behind the Bamboo Firewall

“Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” an article under the penname Huangfuxinping 皇甫欣平 argues that China needs to think more deeply about the lessons of the Cultural Revolution.  At the deepest level, the problem is not just personality cults or class struggle … Continue reading

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Zheng Yongnian: Xi Jinping’s Political Roadmap

Translator comment: Prof. Zheng Yongnian graduated from Beijing University, got his PhD in Political Science from Princeton and now directs the East Asia Institute at the Singapore National University. One of the enduring characteristics of the Chinese political system is … Continue reading

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Zheng Yongnian:  China Returns to Building a State Ruled by Law

Zheng Yongnian:  China Returns to Building A State Ruled by Law 郑永年:  中国重返法治国家建设 http://www.caogen.com/blog/Infor_detail/62478.html August 21, 2014 At the highest levels of the Chinese government, no matter how many serious disagreements there are about just what form constitutional government might … Continue reading

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2012: People’s Daily Commentary: “Imperfect Reforms are to Be Preferred to the Crisis Caused by No Reforms”

Summary translation of February 23, 2012 People’s Daily Commentary “Imperfect Reforms are to Be Preferred to the Crisis Caused by No Reforms” 2012年02月23日 05:28 来源:人民日报 Lianhe Zaobao discusses the significance of the February 23rd People’s Daily Commentary Dept. commentary  “Imperfect Reforms are to … Continue reading

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2011:New Chinese Diplomacy Depends Upon Reforms at Home

A summary translation of the first half of the article. 外交转型需赖国内体制革新 Prof.  Wang Yizhou of the Beijing University School of International Studies told Nanfengchuang in October that for China will need thorough domestic reforms if its diplomacy is to become more … Continue reading

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2008: China’s Electric Power Development Path Needs to Bear Our Grandchildren in Mind

中国电力发展要给子孙留条活路 http://www.315wqchina.com/newsDetail.asp?id=820 China’s Electric Power Development Path Needs to Bear Our Grandchildren in Mind March 24, 2008 By Sun Xiangfang, a Xinhua Press Agency journalist who has followed the PRC electric power industry for ten years. Summary: The director of the … Continue reading

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