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Time to get real about China’s 25 million Muslims. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180827

By Jeff J. Brown   Pictured above: the mosque in our former Beijing neighborhood, with its prominent, onion-shaped dome, so commonly seen in the Middle East. If it’s changed in the last two years, that will help determine how much the government intends to standardize the look of China’s Muslim houses of worship.   Downloadable…

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Chinese democracy says “NO MORE” to Western garbage. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180421

By Jeff J. Brown Picture above: Western garbage arriving to Shenzhen’s port, just a few kilometers from where I live. I don’t want the West’s waste coming into my amazing and beautiful city, and neither do China’s 1.4 billion citizens into theirs. Send it back where it belongs! Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom…

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Jack Ma is a communist-capitalist. Jesus was a communist-socialist. China Rising Radio Sinoland 171207

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above left: a caricature of billionaire Jack Ma, urging on his army of red flag carrying companies, like Alipay, Taobao and T-Mall. Jack is a communist-capitalist, a rare specimen outside China, but very common here. On the right is Jesus Christ. The real Jesus was a communist-socialist. That’s why the…

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All the Chinese people want is respect. Aretha Franklin diplomacy on China Rising Radio Sinoland 171110

By Jeff J. Brown Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s start a letter writing campaign to ask President Trump to make Aretha Franklin the US ambassador to China. Baba Beijing and the citizens of this largely misunderstood country would surely appreciate the respect conferred. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page),…

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Putin and Xi in Western propaganda – why does XJP get off so lightly? Moscow-Beijing Express on The Saker 161029

                                Better watch out, Vlad. When Western propaganda throws an “-ism” at you, the gloves have come off. Think Marxism, Leninism, Maoism, communism, socialism, extremism and “Islamic” terrorism, for starters. After all, behind the Great Western Firewall, they are all…

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Jeff Brown’s soul searching, boundary breaking talk about 44 Days, at the International School of Beijing

On 2014.3.17, Jeff J. Brown, author of 44 Days Backpacking in China, gave a talk at the International School of Beijing Parent-Teacher Association. Sweeping in scope, Jeff’s ISB talk is a deeply personal, soul searching and boundary breaking presentation. It will challenge your notions of the human condition, as he compares the history and current…

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Jeff J. Brown talks about 44 Days at the Bookworm Literary Festival, with Bill Kazer of the Wall Street Journal as moderator

Apologies for the photos being out of focus. The nice lady at the Bookworm didn’t notice she had the camera on manual focus… Better luck next year! Jeff and Bill have a jolly good time during their repartée together. One part of the packed house for the 44 Days book talk. Jeff hamming it up…

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Part 5 of 44 Days Beijing Radio AM774 Interview with Bruce Connolly

Pictured above: July 1st Glacier, above Jiayuguan in Gansu, China, which sits at 5,000 meters above sea level. Photo from the book, 44 Days, by Jeff J. Brown   Listen to Jeff talk about some of the travel and cultural highlights from his book and journey, 44 Days Backpacking in China. You can listen and…

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