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  • Amanda Dye

    What does Sinocism mean?

  • http://www.sinocism.com/ Bill Bishop

    Nothing in particular, just wanted a name with China connotations but not China in it

  • Michael Sanderson

    Sinocism is really impressive, especially at that rate for the time it’s been going. This is preliminary to my regret, as I had to unsubscribe because I don’t work in/about China anymore and am drowning in email, but will continue to follow on Twitter. Just wanted to say I thought it was great. Best.

  • sfinder

    On the Xia Yeliang matter, the more significant issue is the institutional one, that academics in China work in a system where the Party leads everything, including the universities. Many academics in the humanities will write and speak in a way to keep within the bounds set by Party policy. The foreign universities are fully aware of that.

  • Simon Young

    European perspective of China;
    Very timely analysis;
    Chinese in the UK may have a comparative reading of the stories;
    Really helps business with Chinese organisations in Europe- we know what Europeans think of China

  • Takayuki Nishi

    In Xinhua’s slideshow of the DF15C missile linked on October 23, did you notice that the caption for slide #2 names “Japanese-occupied Okinawa” as one of the places within the missile’s range’?

  • http://www.sinocism.com/ Bill Bishop

    nice

  • mesocyclone

    “China cynicism??”

  • Andy Slater

    Good luck on your pledge drive this weekend! I apologize beforehand for being a bit of a fanboy, but I am gutted , but that you are cutting down to once a week, but totally understand why you are doing it. I read your newsletters religiously to the point that it is usually the highlight of my daily inbox. As someone based in the US, your newsletter provides a level of access and insight that I can’t obtain on my own. Thanks for all your hard work and I wish you the best (and better fiscal success) in your future endeavors.

  • sushux

    Happily changed my annual donation to a monthly one, though I *am* drowning a bit with the daily posts. Have you considered something half-way, such as twice-a-week?

  • Catoneo

    The best tool to understand China Mainland I have ever handled.
    Thanks a lot Mr Bishop. Great.

    Catoneo, Paris

  • lg89

    Just wanted to say that I wish I could contribute something at this moment but want to give my thanks anyways. This has been by far the best and most efficient way I’ve found to do my China watching, and I’ve been figuring out different ways for years. Really kinda glad you’re switching to a weekly though. I’ll miss the daily updates, but sometimes I could literally be drowning in the newsletter for hours trying to go through all the articles on important events. It was intense.

  • Gregory Gilligan

    Bill,

    We are all Jonesing for the next issue…is that the point? The people need Sinocism!

    Greg

  • James Smith

    Hi Bill, how can readers contribute financially to your free newsletter?

  • http://www.sinocism.com/ Bill Bishop

    thanks for asking but am no longer accepting any money for this

  • David Sandgrund

    Bill, Jut read a very interesting book about bloggers in China, Cuba & Russia that is well worth the read: Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, Voices from the internet underground by Emily Parker

  • bakershe

    Dear Mr. Bishop,
    As a college student studying in Beijing, and a fan of the newsletter, are you accepting intern applications?

  • http://www.sinocism.com/ Bill Bishop

    not right now, but thanks for asking

  • Maria

    Where is the link to contribute? Don’t seem to see it anymore

  • http://www.sinocism.com/ Bill Bishop

    i am not accepting any money at this point. regards

  • stevelaudig

    In today’s email:
    “America is neither a suitable role model nor a qualified judge on human rights issues in other countries, as it pertains to be.

    “pertains” probably should be “purports”

  • Dom

    The CEO and two employees of the company that started the anti-dumping probe against the german and japanese dialysis kit makers had been arrested in Germany in mid-September. They had been caught by on-site security breaking into the factory of B. Braun, one of the companies accused of dumping.
    After they have been handed over to police they had a non-public court hearing, where bail was set at €10,000 (why so low?). They travelled back to China in early/mid October.

    Creative googling will get you some articles in English about it