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2019: HK Writer Hon Lai-chu — “Today’s Is Not the Only Reality”

Years of passionate protest for legality and citizen rights in Hong Kong by great numbers of people came to an end with what now seems to be the now seemingly definitive subjugation of the Hong Kong rights movement. Only a … Continue reading

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2021: Chinese SF/Ham Radio Web Novel: We Live in Nanjing

I follow the Shenyang Amateur Radio Club on Weibo social media. They passed along a glowing review of new online novel We Live in Nanjing in which a ham radio operator plays a central role. This novel, by Tianrui Shuofu, … Continue reading

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1929: Hu Shih’s Letter to his Son: Be the Best Person You Can Be

This letter from Hu Shih to his son, written as his eldest son Hu Tsu-wang (1919 – 2005) was sent away to a boarding school at the age of ten, is being shared widely on the Internet in China. Much … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others

Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others [Note: Li Bifeng was released from prison and now lives in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. Li Bifeng’s story is the chapter entitled “The Poet” in Liao Yiwu’s book Bullets … Continue reading

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Wuhan Writer Fang Fang: “Disdainfully Facing Down a Finger-Pointing Epidemic” — The Ultra-Left is a Virus

“Disdainfully Facing Down a Finger-Pointing Epidemic”: The Ultra-Left is a Virus (Central News Agency, Taipei, March 25th) As Wuhan prepares to end the closure of the city, author Fang Fang, known as the “Conscience of Wuhan” ended the diary she … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #28: The 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 23, 2020

February 23 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure From yesterday evening to today all the WeChat and microblogs were blocked because of the online video of the “cussing out Wuhan” video by “Wuhan Sister-in-law”. I’ve seen it many times … Continue reading

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Disappeared Chinese Tweeter Reappears in His Literary Way

In March I blogged about the Twitter disappearance of Air-Moving Device recounted in my earlier blog posting that began: A Most Chinese Public Disappearance on Twitter: @airmovingdevice — his engrossing Big Data-style analysis of Chinese media treatment of high officials, references to … Continue reading

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2010: The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体

The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 《舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体》 by Ren Xianliang 任贤良 vice director of the Shaanxi Province Party Committee Propaganda Department and Vice Chairman of the China Journalists’ Association (420 pages, published … Continue reading

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2017: SF Hugo Winner Liu Cixin: Tough Road Ahead for Traditional Science Fiction

Liu Cixin, author of the Hugo SF award winning novel The “Three Body Problem” on SF today by the Chinese agency Xinhua in Helsinki in an August 2017 interview. Liu says that news of cutting edge scientific achievements is commonplace … Continue reading

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Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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