Things I was going to explain before July finished [I]

I was going to explain how the CCP is launching a new English-language magazine called Qiushi to bolster its theoretical marketability and soft power among the mild left of North America, and further to explain that the Party will spend 45 billion yuan this year on overseas Xinhua expansion which is quite possibly a sum more worthy than this year’s entire budget for Voice of … Continue reading Things I was going to explain before July finished [I]

Paris-Pekin: Supplice chinois

Commentary: Note how in knots the Chinese have the French.  Setting aside the standard discount for French self-flagellation, the following article very much indicates that after forty-five years of relations, the relationship between the two republics, while profitable to each, is very much driven by Chinese imperatives.      excerpt: Marc Epstein, “Paris-Pekin: Supplice chinois: pour mettre fin a la brouille entre les deux pays … Continue reading Paris-Pekin: Supplice chinois

China and the Anti-Colonial

The Chinese youth delegation to the World Congress of (Socialist) Youth in Baghdad in 1960 was exemplary in its organization of newly independent and non-aligned nations around China’s banner as a leading world force for liberation.   As was reported to the Centralrat of the Free German Youth, this qualified the Chinese as having taken a divergence from peaceful coexistence Soviet line, calling China’s position … Continue reading China and the Anti-Colonial