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China Reads: May 4-10, 2019

作者:Robert A. Kapp   来源:US-China Perception Monitor   字体放大  字体缩小

In China Reads, you’ll find the country’s most important political, societal and cultural readings with fresh stories and deeper analysis. Those recommended articles come from reliable news websites, academic journals, and think tanks. China Reads is intended to be a platform and resource for both China watchers and for readers interested in Chinese politics, society and cultures. It aims to deepen the understanding of China’s domestic and foreign policy, emerging social problems, and Sino-American relations, as well as to enhance the prospect of the cooperation between China and the rest of the world.

May 4-10

PRC Domestic

Insightful article by David Zweig, tracing the abortive and brief history of the massive 2013 reform plans announced as Xi Jinping took office and the triumph instead of the infamous “Made in China 2025” program based on massively different assumptions. This is a must-read. 🔗

Another must-read, for those willing to get into modern Chinese history studies.  On the occasion of the 100
th anniversary of China’s “May Fourth Movement,” this fine essay explicates the term, the events, the contemporary significance, and the place of May 4 in PRC politics and rhetoric.🔗

A vast essay occasioned by the 100
th anniversary of the May Fourth movement, and consisting essentially of a history of protest in the People’s Republic of China and the authorities’ responses to such protests, especially in recent years. 🔗

A further article on the intellectual roots, content, and legacies of the May Fourth Movement, by a Chinese scholar, published on a lively web site located inside the PRC. 🔗

PRC Global

The dynamic writer Nicholas Frisch on China’s digital technology explosion and its implications for individual privacy and individual rights both in China and in the United States.  Good graphics accompany good prose. 🔗

An ethnic Uighur woman walks in front of a giant screen with a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the main city square in Kashgar in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. The screen broadcasts a slideshow of images of Xi on loop, including propaganda images of his previous visit to Xinjiang. Thomas Peter for Reuters


Seismic shifts in supply-chain architecture beginning to appear, as US-China trade conflict and other recent developments begin to throw long shadows over China’s place in many technology production systems.🔗

A long, wide-ranging and discursive article on China’s expanding environmental clean-up activities and their global environmental and economic impacts. 🔗

A photovoltaic power station, installed over a reservoir, borders flowering fields in Hefei, Anhui Province. For some observers, China has emerged as an environmental protector as it battles to clean up its polluted landscape. © Getty Images


FBI Director Wray on his perception of the threat from China in US academia. 🔗

The degeneration of the economic (trade, investment, and human) ties that have bound the US and China together. Important reflections from WSJ’s Grep Ip. 🔗

Bundles of aluminum ingots stack up in Wuxi, China, amid rising trade tensions with the U.S. PHOTO: QILAI SHEN/BLOOMBERG NEWS


PRC citizen reactions to the heightened tariff negotiation conflict, against the background of earlier crisis moments like the 1999 US bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. 🔗

Conjuring China as a contagious disease is itself an American disease. Case in point. Subway cars. 🔗

FILE PHOTO: A CRRC worker walks past an unfinished metro train car in the company's Kunming factory, Yunnan province, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Brenda Goh

Frustration and concern among US companies as moment for increase in US tariffs comes very near. 🔗

The China opportunity for the big and expanding community of “national security” and “intelligence community” communicators in online media.  This article argues for a blunt US ban on Chinese companies of any kind in the building of America’s 5G networks.  The metaphor of China as contagious disease. 🔗

A journalist takes pictures of a projection screen prior to the start of Germany's auction for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network in Mainz on March 19. ARNE DEDERT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Trump, tariffs, Midwest US farmers, and presidential politics. 🔗

Oracle guts its China R&D operation. Caixin reports. No mention of trade frictions with US, just a matter of reorienting corporate direction toward cloud computing competitiveness. 🔗

Oracle is cutting R&D jobs in China amid a business strategy shift. Photo: IC Photo

发布时间:2019年06月27日 来源时间:2019年05月10日

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