Tag Archives: Sichuan

Chinese Party Notice on Conversation Discipline During Spring Festival

Chinese expat websites report that the Chinese Communist Party (according to a joint notice put by the Social Stability Office, Party Propaganda Department and Public Security Office of Mushan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province) is asking Communist Party members and … 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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Sichuan Food and Hunan Food

Ran Yunfei in his 2009 book  Wu Yu: A Life in the Republican Era 1911 – 1949  吴虞和他生活的民国时代   examined the many diaries of Prof. Wu Yu of Sichuan University (known in the May 4th era as a critic of Confucius), mining … Continue reading

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2008: Implementation Plan for Sichuan Earthquake Reconstruction

Friday August 15, 2008 PRC Earthquake Reconstruction Plan: Translation of Chapter 15 Program Implementation The Sichuan earthquake reconstruction overall draft plan released by the Chinese government’s State Development and Reform Commission on August 12, 2008. The Chinese text of the … Continue reading

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2009: “China is Unhappy” First Chapter Capsule Summary

  The first chapter of China is Unhappy    Unhappy China: The Great Time, Grand Vision and Our Challenges (Chinese: 中国不高兴:大时代、大目标及我们的内忧外患; pinyin: Zhōngguó bù gāoxìng: Dà shídài, dà mùbiāo jí wǒmen de nèiyōu wàihuàn) summarized. This is a book easy to dismiss but worth … Continue reading

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2005: PRC Birth Enforcement Planning Regulations Dial Back Overly Aggressive Enforcement

The word 计划生育 jihua shengyu “planned fertility” is usually translated as ‘family planning’ in English.  The Chinese practice makes personal reproduction as another element to control in the planned economy so calling it birth planning could be more appropriate.   … Continue reading

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2009: Liu Xianbin “Subversive Article” on the Need for Constitutional Democracy for China

On March 25, 2011 Sichuan dissident Liu Xianbin was convicted of subversion or writing articles like the one below and “A Memorial Long Overdue — In Commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the Death of Zhao Ziyang”   The Sichuan court … Continue reading

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2011: Translation 6/3 四川示范大学传单 Call for the Party to Step Down

There are often surprising incidents, even major events, that pass unreported in China because of their political sensitivity. June Fourth commemorations are among these.  I heard about this from a friend since I was living in Chengdu at the time. … Continue reading

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2009: Xichang, Sichuan Eviction Protest Sign with Translation

Sign in photo translated below An eighty year-old woman protest at being evicted from her home. I asked if the police are unhappy about the sign. She said “Let them come! If they put me in jail they will have … Continue reading

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2009: Indictment of Tan Zuoren 谭做人 for Subversion

From a Chinese website, a photograph of the indictment of Tan Zuoren charged with subversion for talking about things that happened twenty years ago. One of the things mentioned in the indictment is encouraging people to give blood in remembrance … Continue reading

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