Issue No. 192 | Apr. 23, 2020
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Weekly Reading
For this week, we recommend reading this infographic on China's cybersecurity law: 一图读懂 网络安全法 .

The infographic is a good place to start for those of you want to quickly familiarize yourself with the origins and goals of the law.

If you are interested in reading the full legal text, here is a translation (with links to original document) of the 2016 version by China Law Translate, and the 2017 version by New America.
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
shǒu wàng xiāng zhù

Meaning : To keep watch and defend one another (idiom from Mencius); to join forces to defend against external aggressors, offer mutual help and protection

Original : “国际社会必须树立人类命运共同体意识,守望相助,携手应对风险挑战,共建美好地球家园。”

Source : 《求是》杂志发表习近平总书记重要文章 《团结合作是国际社会战胜疫情最有力武器》 , April 15, 2020
COVID19 Tracking Maps
Check out this short 5-minute video by The Paper 澎湃新闻 (in Chinese with subtitles), which introduces the two Chinese PhD students behind the development and maintenance of John Hopkins University's COVID19 tracking maps .

The video, released April 21, 2020, not only makes for a great 听力 refresher, but is also an inspiring and personal look at the two individuals behind the pandemic tracking map website getting roughly 2 billion hits per day.
Advanced Chinese Reading Club
A small Northern Virginia-based Chinese short story discussion group that has been forced to relocate to Zoom is able to accept a few new members. Post-virus, the group intends either to transition to a hybrid in-person/online format or continue solely online. All readings are at an advanced level (think 残雪 and 莫言), and until recently the discussion was led by a native-Chinese teacher in Chinese. Until the group finds another teacher, discussion will be in a combination of English and Chinese. Besides short stories, the group also reads selections from literary memoirs and novels. The group now “meets” every other Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. online. 

To be considered for membership, please e-mail Dorothy Behre at " [email protected] ” with a brief bio and a description of your ability to read and discuss advanced Chinese literature.

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