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Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) II

Following when the first excerpt Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I left off, here is the second one. Chinese assistance was important for North Vietnam’s air defenses. Many U.S. aircraft were shot down by Chinese … Continue reading

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Xiao Gongqin: Dealing with the New Pattern in the U.S. – China Game — U.S.-China Relations III

This is the third and final part of Xiao Gongqin’s article on U.S. – China relations. The first two parts are:  Xiao Gongqin on U.S.-China Relations I: Avoid a Vicious Cycle where you will also see a short biography of Professor Xiao … Continue reading

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2021: Xiao Gongqin: How the U.S. Chooses its Enemies — U.S.-China Relations II

See the first installment of this series, Xiao Gongqin on U.S.-China Relations I: Avoid a Vicious Cycle where you will also see a short biography of Professor Xiao Gongqin. This article provides a fall 2020 perspective on U.S. – China relations. … Continue reading

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Reading Ye Fu’s “Requiem for a Landlord”

After reading Ye Fu’s essay Requiem for a Landlord , he writes the story of his own grandfather, a murdered scapegoat of Mao’s 1951 land reforms that killed millions of landowners, big and small as well as other troublesome people … Continue reading

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2020: PRC Scholar Yin Jiwu: Comparing US and PRC Concepts of National Security

The PRC’s holistic national security concept encompassing the foreign and the domestic as well as ideological challenges whether they come from within China or from ‘outside the borders of Mainland China (jingwai)’ a term of art that encompasses both foreign … Continue reading

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2015: Li Jiang 李江:  Why should China’s foreign affairs strategy change gear?*

This translation is by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.  The article appeared on both the Financial Times Chinese language website in July 2015 as well as on the PRC liberal intellectual discussion website Aisixiang. 中国外交战略为何转变? FT中文网撰稿人李江:在当前的条件下,中国外交战略显得强硬可能是试图通过外交为棘手的内政问题寻找出路,加强意识形态控制,利用反腐整顿吏治均是表现。 … Continue reading

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Zhang Feng’s South China Sea Policy Suggestions

In the Chinese edition of the Financial Times, suggestions for Chinese policy from Zhang Feng  张锋   who is a researcher in the international relations department of the Australian National University.  Zhang’s discussion, written for a Chinese audience, examines how … Continue reading

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PRC “Science of Military Strategy” on Preparing for Future Wars

The Science of Military Strategy is taught in Chinese military academies.  This section, while not surprising, is intriguing.   China hasn’t fought wars for a long time – the last time was the border war with Vietnam which didn’t go too … Continue reading

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