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PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Pope John Paul II

Thanks to David Cowhig for sending this translation of a report from The PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson, in answering a journalists questions about whether there would be a condolences telegram from China, how does China evaluate Pope John Paul II and what hopes does China have for the next pope? PRC MOFA spokesperson Liu […]

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Recent developments for the Chinese media

Courtesy of Asia Media, several new stories that highlight the challenges and opportunities facing the Chinese media: The Taipei Times covers two widely-reported instances of government censorship: the crackdown on university...

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Mike Meyer: Letter From Beijing: The World’s Biggest Book Market

From The New York Times: Here is a red dinosaur that demands our attention. The cartoon character, named Gogo, bounces on a monitor inside China’s largest bookstore. “Do you like doughnuts? Do you like burgers? Do you like sandwiches?” he sings in English. “Yes I do!” the subtitles prompt. But the audience misses its cue. […]

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Book review: To Live by Yu Hua

Persimmon Magazine has a book review of the new translation of To Live (活着)by Yu Hua, the basis of the 1994 Zhang Yimou film: To Live… reveals a side to Yu Hua’s work that is more immediately accessible than his early stories. While the high death toll among the book’s characters suggests a point of […]

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“A Collection of Newspaper Masthead Clip Art” – a photoset on Flickr

This is not “news”, but a set of images from China’s recent history. It is “A Collection of Newspaper Masthead Clip Art”: This is an outstanding collection of Cultural-Revolution era imagery and propaganda, made available with thanks to Webster University (for use of their scanning station) and Flickr. Translations will be added over time.

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Reuters: China says freed hostages home soon

From “Eight Chinese hostages freed by guerrillas in Iraq at the weekend are in good spirits and will return home soon via Jordan, state media say. The eight, kidnapped this month after arriving in Iraq from the southeastern province of Fujian in search of work, were received by Chinese diplomats at a mosque in […]

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An inside account of the Chinese media

Once again, ESWN has helped us all out by translating a useful article by Liang Zhi, giving an inside account of the life of a Chinese journalist, including the widespread corruption, government censorship, and poor working conditions he witnessed as a reporter at an unnamed paper: “There is a nice saying about reporters,” he writes. […]

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Bittersweet Award for Banned China Author

Author Zhang Yihe recently won the Chinese PEN award for her book “The Past is Not like Smoke” (往事并不如烟), which tells the story of her father and other intellectuals who were purged during Mao’s anti-rightist campaign. A Reuters profile is here. Zhang’s acceptance speech is here (in Chinese, with an abstract in English). UPDATE: Thanks […]

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Bootlegging Clinton in China

This interesting article is from New York Times today: Who knew that back in Bill Clinton’s early days in Arkansas, the future president and his Uncle Buddy sat around and chewed the fat, ham fat to be precise, and talked about how China was one of the world’s most ancient cultures and had produced Four […]

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Significant shift in focus of peasants’ rights activism

The China Elections and Governance website has translated an article from Southern Weekend about changes in the focus of peasants’ activism in rural China: “Relying mainly on a recent Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study, this article describes how the focus of peasant activism has moved from tax disputes to property rights, particularly in […]

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