Tag: Mao Zedong

Chinese President Xi Jinping made sure to finally meet Kim Jong Un this year -- for the first time ever -- before the North Korean leader held talks with either US Presidnet Donald Trump or South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Chinese City Loads a Train with Xi Jinping Propaganda

The city of Changchun in northeastern China offered an unusual “gift” to the Communist Party on its 97th birthday: a train festooned with quotes from President-for-Life Xi Jinping and crewed by rappers who preach Xi’s ideology to the beat of bamboo instruments.

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …

World View: How China Would Lose a War with the United States

Contents: Massive earth fissure suddenly opens up in mid-Kenya, signaling an eventual split in all of Africa; How China would lose a war with the United States; ISIS-linked terrorists in Afghanistan kill 32 in bombing of Shia Shrine in Kabul

People take a selfie photograph with an Apple Inc. iPhone in front of an illuminated Christmas tree in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. With more Chinese tourists likely to travel to Hong Kong next year as the yuan strengthens against the Hong Kong dollar, retailers are poised to …

BBC: ‘A Nation of Active Citizens’ Is Xi Jinping’s ‘Nightmare’

The BBC’s profile of Chinese President Xi Jinping is almost as lengthy as the one published by China’s state-run Xinhua news service, and it’s considerably flashier in its multimedia presentation style, but it’s also a good deal more skeptical. The BBC sees a vast cult of personality developing around China’s leader, nourished by the full power of the Chinese state. History has yet to provide an example of a cult of personality with a happy ending.

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L partially obscured) look at an 18th century clock with lifting tower as they tour the Conservation Scientific Laboratory of the Forbidden City in Beijing on …

Mosher: China’s House of Cards

For two thousand years, the Chinese Empire has sought to overawe visiting barbarians with the magnificence of the imperial court. It still does today.

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Pinkerton: The Clash of Civilizations — the Fierce Competition Between the U.S., China, and Every Other Country

As a people, the Chinese obviously know something about building, and maintaining, a strong civilization. And one of the keys to civilization-maintenance is strategic power, both military and industrial. The verdict of history is that sluggishness and ineptitude is catastrophic; the world is always in motion, and so the only hope for a people is to stay atop of the change, lest they be swept under. So now, here’s a pointed question for Americans: Who’s lethargic, and incompetent, today? If not its people as a whole, then at least its ruling elite? Who’s fiddling while the country burns—or falls apart?

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Ron Maxwell: Hillary’s Totalitarian Moment

The dehumanization and objectification of political adversaries as preparation and justification for mass murder came into sharp focus as an effective weapon during the French Revolution. The specific insults morph to fit the circumstances and the times, but each insult is designed to have the same effect — to dehumanize and to objectify a group of people in opposition to the dominant group that has seized power and the legal mechanisms of the State.

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China Goes ‘Full Mao,’ Bans Foreign Online Publishing

China’s communist government has issued a directive stating that all “Sino-foreign joint ventures, Sino-foreign cooperative ventures and foreign business units shall not engage in online publishing services.”

Pope Francis attends his first consistory at the St Peter's Basilica on February 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. 19 new cardinals have been created in a ceremony in the Vatican.

Pope Francis Urges World not to Fear China’s Growth

In an hour-long interview with the Asia Times, Pope Francis spoke about his general impressions of China as well as his hope that the Chinese people will be able to work together with other countries to bring about greater peace

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Chinese Region Starved by Mao Honors Him with Giant Golden Statue

There would seem to be something ideologically incongruous about honoring the godfather of Chinese communism with a giant golden statue, but the story of the Mao colossus of Zhushigang gets worse with each new detail. The imposing 120-foot statue, made from steel and concrete covered in gold paint, towers over the surrounding trees.