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Sheng Shuren: A Journalist in New China – Part 4 – The Great Leap Forward and Propaganda


Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 I almost forgot; I had been to Shanghai before. It was the Chinese New Year of 1990, I decided spontaneously to go to a friend’s home to spend the holidays. On New Year’s Eve, … Continue reading

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Sheng Shuren: A Journalist in New China – Part 3 – Working for Xinhua


Part 1, Part 2 On the morning of Christmas Eve as my family and I were getting ready to go to North Carolina to visit my parents-in-law, I received an email from Mr. Sheng Liren whose information I had found … Continue reading

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Sheng Shuren: A Journalist in New China – Part 2 – A trip to Shanghai


…continued Erjia, who was only a couple of years older than Sheng ’s oldest son, called Sheng “Shuren Dage” (树人大哥) or Big Brother Shuren, and Sheng Shuren called Erjia “Jia Di” (“家弟”) or Little Brother Jia. Shuren Dage and Jia … Continue reading

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