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Our neighbors roared when Russia scored. Dead silence when Croatia hit the net. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180710

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: I know, you’re asking, “What does a statue of Charles de Gaulle have to do with Russia, Croatia and the World Cup”? There IS a connection. Read on… Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), YouTube video, as well as being syndicated on iTunes, Stitcher Radio,…

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Daring to go beyond Western propaganda on the Great Leap Forward’s famine: New China Scholarship series, by Ramin Mazaheri, Part 2 of 8

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Western circulated photo of “Chinese famine”. Images don’t lie, they say, but erasing context does—an old Western technique. As explained by  Wikipedia, rarely an impartial source, The Great Chinese Famine (1959—1961) “was caused by social pressure, economic mismanagement, and radical changes in agriculture in addition to weather conditions and…

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China v US trade war: today is the first day of the rest of the Red Dynasty. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180510

  By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: everyone wants to bash Trump for honoring his election campaign promises to the US’s citizens. But nothing has changed since China’s communist liberation in 1949. Hats off to SCMP for a great political cartoon. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being…

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China Tech: Invention, Innovation, Technology, Research and Development – Past, Present, Future – 5,000 Years of Progress. A China Rising Radio Sinoland Living Document.

By Jeff J. Brown Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below),   Note: before starting, I’d like to recognize Godfree Roberts, who sent me his similar China Tech file. We help each other a lot in our research, and this…

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Freedom 101 – Jason Hirthler and Jeff J. Brown share their stories of hope, on China Rising Radio Sinoland 171126

By Jeff J. Brown Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below): ictured above is Jason Hirthler on the left, in New York and myself on the right, in China. We are twelve time zones apart, geographically halfway around the planet…

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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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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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