We remember Michael Parks, who covered China for the Baltimore Sun and as the Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.
The article below was written in Chinese and widely distributed among Chinese language websites. The English translation follows the Chinese original except in putting the biographical note first. While numbers for endnotes appear in the text, there were no notes appended to the version used for the translation. As is evident from the essay, Zhang does not represent the Chinese government.
The U.S. Congress mandates that the State Department prepare an annual report on religious freedom around the world.
Jenny Chio reviews the book for H-Travel, November 2008, credit H-Asia.
The following is the transcript of the news conference that President Clinton and President Jiang Zemin held in Beijing June 27, 1998, as recorded by the Federal News Service, a private transcription company, and transmitted by The Associated Press. Mr. Jiang's remarks were translated by the Chinese.