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This page is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like to thank all of those involved in this effort, especially the teams from: China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI)- our "big brother"/ 大哥 at the Naval War College, Project Everest, and BluePath Labs. Other translations are only available via CASI directly, for access to our research portal please contact us.

In Their Own Words

  • China's System: Face to Face - In their Own Words

    This book closely focuses on studying, propagating, and implementing the spirit of the 4th Plenary Session of the Party’s 19th Central Committee and provides an in-depth explanation in simplified terms of major issues regarding upholding and improving the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advancing the modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance, from an authoritative, correct viewpoint, in a refreshing, simple style of writing with a vivid, lively format. This
  • In Their Own Words- Stanford-New America DigiChina Project

    Not a CASI product, but of great use to the China research community, the Stanford-New America DigiChina Project is a collaborative effort to understand China’s digital policy developments, primarily through translating and analyzing Chinese-language sources. Focuses include data governance, artificial intelligence, internet law, and technology in geopolitics. We have included links to many of their translations, but encourage you to visit their main website
  • In Their Own Words- New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan

    From the team at New America:On July 20, China's State Council issued a seminal document, entitled A Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan. This important aspirational document sets out a top-level design blueprint charting the country's approach to developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology and applications, setting broad goals up to 2030. The document has been translated into English by a group of experienced Chinese linguists with deep backgrounds on the subject
  • 2019 China’s National Defense in the New Era

    In July 2019, the The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published its defense white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era".  The major contents include  views on the International Security Situation, China’s Defensive National Defense Policy in the New Era, Fulfilling the Missions and Tasks of China’s Armed Forces in the New Era, Reform in China’s National Defense and Armed Forces, Reasonable and Appropriate Defense Expenditure, and Actively
  • Military-Civil Fusion Lexicon

    This paper is intended as a reference guide for the group of terms frequently used in Chinese official discourse to describe the practice of civil military integration and civil military relations in China.  Although military-civil fusion (MCF) was elevated to a national strategy under Xi Jinping, each generation of leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has promoted a version of this idea, giving rise to the following group of related or overlapping terms.Click here for the full PDF 
  • Select Translations of the Draft China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035

    This is a collection of three-part series originally published at the Pekingnology newsletter by Zichen Wang, an employee of Xinhua News Agency, China’s state news agency. It is a DRAFT, meaning the underlying Chinese version is the version submitted to the National People’s Congress (NPC), NOT the APPROVED/FINAL version. The chances are by the time you find this document, the APPROVED/FINAL version in Chinese-language is already available. But significant differences are usually not expected
  • In Their Own Words- Report on the Work of the Government 2021

    Delivered at the Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on March 5, 2021Li Keqiang Li KeqiangPremier of the State Council Premier of the State CouncilClick here for the full report (in English)
  • In Their Own Words- Report on the Cybersecurity Legislation of Major European Countries

    This is a report from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.  The report is from Oct 2020.  Please click here for the full report in EnglishAs important cyberspace actors, China and Europe are key to building a global governance system in cyberspace. China is the fastest-growing newcomer in cyberspace, while Europe has the highest Internet penetration rate and is actively promoting the construction of a digital single market. Studying European cyber legislation is not only greatly significant in
  • In Their Own Words- The Clean Network

    This is a report from Fudan University from Sept of 2020.  Please click here for the full report  The first part of the report is in Mandarin, the English version starts on page 46.In June 2020, the United States State Department unveiled its Clean Network program, which consists of a series of comprehensive measures, including the establishment of a clean network list, to protect the US's sensitive corporate information and individual privacy from so-called malicious actors including China. On
  • In Their Own Words- China Coast Guard Law

    Click here for PDF: Coast Guard Law of the People's Republic of China(Announced at the 25th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress on January 22, 2021)Table of ContentsChapter One General PrinciplesChapter Two Institutions and ResponsibilitiesChapter Three Marine SecurityChapter Four Maritime Administrative Law EnforcementChapter Five Maritime Crime InvestigationChapter Six Use of Police Equipment and WeaponsChapter Seven Guarantee and CooperationChapter Eight