Wendy Liu

Wendy Liu of Mercer Island has been a consultant, translator, writer and interpreter. Her last book was tilted "My first impression of China--Washingtonians' First Trips to the Middle Kingdom."

‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ a Hopeful New Chinese Play in China

This American movie has been adapted into a Chinese play shown on Chinese stages, all under an ever-censoring government and an often anti-American state media.

Xi Jinping invited 50,000 American Students to Visit China. So Who’s Paying?

One hundred students plus their teachers from Lincoln High School of Tacoma did it in 2016 after Xi had visited the school during his Washington state tour in 2015. Ten Lincoln High students will go to China this month.

Chi-chi Xi: In China, Looking Like Xi Jinping

Not just his dark windbreaker for cool weather outdoors, Chinese officials also copy Xi’s indoor or summer look, usually a white shirt tucked in black pants.

Comrade Trump: Making China Great Again

One Chinese news outlet traced the beginning of the thinking that Trump might be secretly on China’s side to an interview then-President Trump gave in early 2017 to the Wall Street Journal, in which he repeated what President Xi Jinping had told him that “Korea really used to be part of China.” His words brought cheers among the Chinese.

How Chinese Netizens Remember Henry Kissinger

"Traces of the old era are disappearing. Turning our head, we find ourselves in a different era of turbulent winds and clouds."

Chinese Artist-Activist Ai Weiwei, Celebrated for Speaking Up, is Canceled (Again) for Speaking Up

Responding to the cancellation of his shows in London, New York, Paris, and Berlin, the outspoken Ai Weiwei, characteristically, had more to say.

What China’s Netizens Think About the Israel-Hamas war

Just as in free countries like the U.S., China’s micro-bloggers are as well-informed as well as divided in their positions over this terrible war in Israel.

Xi Jinping, Pen Pal

You must wonder why Xi Jinping, as head of China, replies to a letter from an obscure nonprofit in Washington. Well, in fact, Xi has been a kind of pen pal, as KING-5 News once described, with mayors of Tacoma, Steilacoom, and the principal of Lincoln High since his visit to Tacoma.

The China Connection: A Quiet Flow of Chinese into the US

The “run philosophy” has been allowed to thrive on censored social media .makes one wonder if the Chinese government encourages it or ignores it