Category Archives: Ideology 思想

2021: Xi Jinping on the Three Political Strengths

The Chinese Communist Party’s laser-like focus on maintaining its political leadership in China, while always evident, has been even more so during Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping’s decade. Looking at the collection of Xi’s discussions of the “Three Political … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping’s Chinese Melting Pot

National and sometimes national chauvinist thinking has been natural to many people in the West for the past several centuries. Allegiance to a nation is expected to supercede allegiance to one’s ethnic group and locality in service to a nation-state. … Continue reading

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Lenin Tales Machine Translated and Comparative Communism

Below is a DeepL machine translation of a chapter from The Other Lenin a 2006 book by the comtemporary Russian writer Alexander Alexandrovitch Maysuryan on a Russian language website dedicated to Vladimir Lenin (a website that even uses the old … Continue reading

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2022: Yet Another Xi Book, Personality Cult Grows

Makes me wonder that the cult of General Secretary Xi Jinping gets ever more intense. I added a list of books by or about Xi for sale on the PRC website jd.com. A remarkably large collection of texts by the leader … Continue reading

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2008 Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell

Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell by Liu Yawei June 8, 2022 [Editor’s Note] This article was written in December 2008. In early September 2016, the G20 Summit was held in Hangzhou. In his … Continue reading

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2022: A Wolf Warrior Refrain: Friends Get Wine, Wolves Faced with a Gun

 When friends come, there is wine; when wolves come, there are met with a hunting rifle. 朋友来了有美酒,豺狼来了是猎枪 Péngyǒu láile yǒu měijiǔ, cháiláng láile shì lièqiāng A wolf warrior refrain: the PRC ambassador to the ROK Xing Haiming used this phrase … Continue reading

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2022: Improve Party Supervision by Political Ecology Research

The size and reach of the Chinese Communist Party’s discipline and inspection organs at various levels has increased during the decade of Party General Secretary Xi Jinping’s leadership. At the top is the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection . Not … Continue reading

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2022 Transcript: Li Keqiang at Special Economy Stabilization Conference

This transcript circulated online the day of the May 25th special conference on stabilizing the Chinese economy. It appears to be authentic. It gets much more into detail than the vague summaries of important conferences than the Xinhua press agency … Continue reading

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2022: Secretary Xi on Issues for China’s Development

Released now, part of the full text of Xi Jinping’s speech last December on economic development. A patern seen over and over is that major speeches seem to come out first as summaries and only later, perhaps after a process … Continue reading

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2008:Hu Yaobang: Bringing China Back to “Common Sense”

If this article were published today (it is still online in China) it might unleash a storm. It was written in 2008, several years before Xi Jinping became Party leader. Bear in mind that Party General Secretary Xi Jinping wants … Continue reading

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