Tag Archives: Sichuan

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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2009: Sichuan Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering

中文原文在 http://www.ngocn.org/?action-viewnews-itemid-45084   Translation of the article “Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering” in the Chinese periodical Nanfengchuang 南风窗issue of May 6, 2009 震区NGO, 摇摆在进退之间   Officials have been gradually increasing their checks and screening of NGO volunteers. “We … Continue reading

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2009: Defense Plea of Sichuan Dissident Tan Zuoren 谭作人涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案 — 夏霖、浦志强两位律师的一审辩护词

After the August 2009 trial of Tan Zuoren there circulated on the Internet in China, and being constantly deleted on Chinese websites, the defense plea in his case.  Tan’s one day trial was held on August 12 in Chengdu. The defense … Continue reading

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