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Tiananmen Parents: Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989)

Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989) by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Lianlian, our dearest treasure: Father and Mother don’t have the strength to give you a send-off. We will wait at home for your return. Your elder … Continue reading

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List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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List of 202 People Killed in the Massacre Collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group (1989-2011)

The list of the dead collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group continues to increase albeit slowly. 203. Cheng Renxing, male, 25 years old, died of shooting; 204. Dai Jinping, male, 27 years old, died of shooting; 205. Li Haocheng, male, … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #24: The 28th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 19, 2020

February 19th, the 28th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today was to be the Wuhan and the China premiere of the The Lion King Broadway musical. I’d been looking forward to it for a long time. Looking back at … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Gets First Family Visit in Four Years

Online article by Li Wenzu, wife of imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. Held incommunicado for three years, Wang Quanzhang was finally tried in December 2018, convicted of “subversion of state power” and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. … Continue reading

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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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Party Worries Reflected in Beatings of Marxist Students

Just saw this posted today. A recounting of Party/Peking University staff/police abuse of students in the Peking University Marxist Society that was closed down late last year. A November 2018 Hong Kong Free Press report “Too Marxist for China? Radical … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Kong Lingping’s Memoir Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Encounters with Educated Youth Sent Down to the Countryside

Chapter 5 We are Even Less Than You Are I don’t remember just when it started but sometime after the Lin Biao incident,  our group was sent every afternoon to dig potatoes in the big Sixth Brigade potato field on … Continue reading

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Chinese Experts on Food Safety: Building Food Safety Governance in China

Building Food Safety Governance in China a PDF book downloadable free of charge by a group of Chinese scholars has just been published by the European Union.  The book is  is  available at https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/building_food_safety_governance_in_china.pdf “This book contains a comprehensive review and analysis … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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