All posts tagged: Heilongjiang

Radiation Reported in China’s Heilongjiang Province

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China / East Asian modernity / Environmental Politics in East Asia / EU-East Asia relations / history and memory / Japan / Manchuria / North Korea-Japan relations / North Korean border region

Thus reports China Daily, stating that radiation has been found in the water in Fuyuan county [抚远县], which is China’s easternmost point in the northeastern most province, very close to the Russian frontier. On March 22, the PRC Environmental Protection Agency [环境保护部/Huanjing baohu bu ] had reported no evidence of Fukushima radiation in Heilongjiang province. The irony is that Fuyuan was supposed to have been the site of a major wind power project (sponsored by […]

Manchurian Brides in Japan

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Chinese nationalism / Cultural Politics / East Asian modernity / Sino-Japanese Relations / World War II

Yes, I’m aware that the title of this post is somewhat retro, and would be happy to change it if someone can convince me that this post on the Huanqiu BBS isn’t just a bit redolent of an earlier era.  Entitled 还有民族尊严吗?每年1万中国女孩嫁到日本 [“Do they still have racial pride?  Every year 10,000 Chinese girls are married off to Japan”), the story describes the patter of migration, one instance of which whereby 35 girls from rural Heilongjiang province […]

Crimes and Misdemeanors in Yanji

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China / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations / Yanbian

In the endeavor to put some meat on the bones of the Chinese side of the Robert Park story (e.g., What was Park doing in Yanbian and what was the Chinese police response?), a recent commenter on this site pointed my attention to the website of the Yanbian Public Security Bureau.  Sure, its posts about cops sharing some grains with local households are just standard P.R., but in fact there are some wickedly interesting police […]