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  • China's New Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

    11/23/2017 4:48:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 23, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China's progress at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Despite his talk of global cooperation, the themes were familiar socialist boilerplate about Chinese economic and military superiority to come. Implicit in the 205-minute harangue were echoes of the themes of the 1930s: A rising new Asian power would protect the region and replace declining Western influence. President Xi promised that the Chinese patronage offered a new option for his neighbors "to speed up their development while preserving their independence." Sound familiar? In the 1930s, Imperial Japan...
  • State sponsor of terror designation not only pointed at North Korea

    11/21/2017 3:13:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 21, 2017 | TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA
    State sponsor of terror designation not only pointed at North Korea Donald Trump is also telling Xi Jinping to use a heavier hand TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA, Nikkei staff writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism came after a Chinese envoy returned home from North Korea, apparently empty-handed. North Korea has been aggressively pursuing ballistic missile and nuclear weapon technology. The re-designation came on Monday, after China's special envoy apparently failed in a mission to win concessions from Pyongyang regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Once the envoy returned home, Trump...
  • Xi Jinping breaks taboo and enters the Forbidden City[China]

    11/19/2017 10:48:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 20, 2017 | KATSUJI NAKAZAWA
    Xi Jinping breaks taboo and enters the Forbidden City Chinese leader may still be commander-in-chief in 2035, when he would be 82 KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer TOKYO -- Mao Zedong, the founding father of modern China, never once set foot inside the walls of Beijing's Forbidden City. While he did sometimes stand on the rostrum of Tiananmen -- the southernmost gate of the sprawling 72-hectare complex -- including on Oct. 1, 1949, when he declared the establishment of the People's Republic of China, he intentionally avoided entering the former home of emperors. Perhaps it was due to his...
  • 'Unrivalled helmsman'? We read Chinese media's enormous ode to Xi so you don't have to

    11/19/2017 6:02:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 November 2017 | Tom Phillips
    'Unrivalled helmsman'? We read Chinese media's enormous ode to Xi so you don't have to Xinhua has issued a lengthy hagiography of president Xi Jinping. Here are the essentials so you can pass the pub test Tom Phillips in Beijing Saturday 18 November 2017 04.10 GMT Last modified on Saturday 18 November 2017 05.16 GMT China’s official news agency, Xinhua, has released a titanic and oleaginous 8,000-word profile of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Pushed for time? Here’s a quick Xi-nopsis Name: Xi Jinping. Age: 64. Job titles: Lots. General secretary of the Communist party of China, chairman of the...
  • Yugan Authorities Replace Jesus with Xi Jinping to Help the Poor

    11/15/2017 5:55:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/14/17
    Needy Christians are forced to replace religious images with pictures of the president to get aid. “They think God is their saviour,” an official said. “After our cadres’ work, they’ll realise their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus, but on the party for help”. According to some sources, the number of Christians exceeds that of party members.Beijing (AsiaNews/SCMP) – Yugan County, a poor rural area in the southern province of Jiangxi Province, has undertaken a campaign to replace religious faith with faith in the party. To achieve this, the local government is asking people to replace...
  • People’s Republic of China Grants Trump An Honor No Foreign Leader Has Had Since Its Founding

    11/08/2017 8:29:56 AM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are being treated like royalty on their first official visit to China. Trump and his wife were granted a rare dinner at the Forbidden City, an honor that has not been bestowed on a foreign leader since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 68 years ago.
  • Opinion: Xi Jinping Thought Combines Mao's Totalitarianism And Deng's Crony Capitalism

    11/02/2017 10:54:32 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 31, 2017 | Helen H. Wang
    On the opening day of China's 19th Party Congress, North Korea sent a letter congratulating the Communist Party of China for its "correct guidance" in making “great progress in accomplishing the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics.” If Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping haven't agreed on much lately, they certainly agree on that. Xi Jinping has made it unmistakably clear at the Party Congress that China will uphold Marxism, Leninism and Maoism. To show he is shoulder to shoulder with Mao, Xi had his name and ideology, so-called "Xi Jinping Thought," written into the Party's constitution. In addition, Xi...
  • [China] Xi fills top military posts with loyalists

    10/27/2017 7:22:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 26, 2017 | SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI
    Xi fills top military posts with loyalists Eliminating anyone close to predecessor Hu, president gains control of PLA SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has the armed forces firmly under his thumb as he begins another five-year term, having succeeded in staffing the military's top command positions with his allies. The members of the Central Military Commission were selected at the first plenary session of the Communist Party's 19th Central Committee on Wednesday. The military body also was shrunk from 11 to seven members including Xi, its chairman. The remaining six posts...
  • China's Xi gets Mao treatment on People's Daily front page

    10/27/2017 1:22:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 27, 2017 | TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI
    China's Xi gets Mao treatment on People's Daily front page Unusually large photo shows who's the boss TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI, Head of Nikkei's China Headquarters BEIJING -- A day after Xi Jinping began his second term as head of China's ruling Communist Party, the party's People's Daily mouthpiece published a front-page photo of him so big that it leaves no doubt as to his prominence compared with past leaders. No other members of the Politburo Standing Committee -- the top decision-making body -- were pictured individually in Thursday's edition of the newspaper. A long shot of the entire group appears below...
  • What President Xi Knows about China’s Economy: 1% hold a third of the country’s wealth.

    10/25/2017 7:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2017 | Therese Shaheen
    The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party opened in Beijing on October 18. The weeklong event marks the start of President Xi Jinping’s second five-year term. In his first term, Xi amassed greater authority than any predecessor since Deng Xiaoping. In covering the Congress and President Xi, the Western media focus has been on President Xi’s opening comments on the progress China made in his first five years. Much of his speech covered China and the world and her emergence as a power that has earned a position in the first rank of countries. It is true that Xi...
  • Xi Jinping and the end of collective leadership (China)

    10/23/2017 4:15:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 23, 2017 | KATSUJI NAKAZAWA
    Xi Jinping and the end of collective leadership 'The gang of six corrupt arch-villains' now a warning to those who resist KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer TOKYO -- China is transitioning from a decades-old party-led collective leadership to one that is led by one man, Xi Jinping. After months of wrangling with factions led by former presidents Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin over just how much power the current leader should be given, Xi, the Communist Party General Secretary and state President, sent shock waves across the country on Oct. 14, the final day of the seventh -- and...
  • The dawn of a fascist China — and what it means for us

    10/22/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 41 replies
    iPolitics ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Xi Jinping is poised to become the most potent Chinese leader since Mao Zedong — and to guide his country’s continued emergence as a fascist global superpower for at least the next decade. The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18, when it will appoint leaders and establish the country’s course for the next five years. Xi undoubtedly will be re-appointed head of the CCP, followed by re-selection as China’s president and head of state early next year. But he appears also to have overturned the collegial, limited term system of leadership...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping 'Foiled Coup Plot' to Seize Control of Communist Party

    10/21/2017 4:16:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    RFA ^ | 2017-10-20 | Qiao Long, Wen Yuqing
    Chinese President Xi Jinping 'Foiled Coup Plot' to Seize Control of Communist Party 2017-10-20 l The expulsion and criminal investigation of once-rising political star Sun Zhengcai from the ruling Chinese Communist Party was sparked by a plot to overthrow President Xi Jinping, a senior official has said. Sun, 54, former party secretary of the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, had plotted to seize power from the current leadership, the chairman of China's securities regulator Liu Shiyu told a meeting of top finance officials during the 19th party congress. Sun and other senior figures were "great not just in venality and corruption...
  • China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'

    10/17/2017 11:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2017 6:07 PM | Christian Shepherd, Stella Qiu
    Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. […] “Through a long period of hard work, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. This is a new historical direction in our country’s development,” Xi said in a speech carried live across the nation on state television. China will relax market access for foreign investment and expand access to its services sector, as well as deepen market-oriented reform of its...
  • Guo Wengui, the maverick Chinese billionaire who threatens to crash Xi's party

    10/16/2017 6:16:46 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor
    The Guardian ^ | October 16, 2017 | Tom Philips
    50,000 expulsion cases will end by the police's table in the next few years. But many of the expulsions do not even work. This was stated by border police chief Patrik Engström in SVT Agenda yesterday. He also believes that the so-called REVA debate hurt the police's activities.
  • Why Kim keeps raising the pressure on China

    09/06/2017 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 5, 2017 | Michael Holtz
    It can be all too easy to see North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as a nuclear-armed nuisance desperate for attention. But as is often the case with the belligerent young man, analysts say, there is a perverse logic to his carefully timed provocations aimed at China and the United States, including this week’s nuclear test – the country’s sixth, and by far its most powerful. In October, at the Chinese Communist Party’s once-every-five-years leadership conference, President Xi Jinping is likely to further consolidate his power. In the run-up, however, projecting an aura of stability is key. “North Korea knows that...
  • Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

    09/03/2017 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2017 6:05 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. […] Xi was speaking to business representatives of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — a day before he opens a summit with the leaders of these major emerging markets in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen. This will be the ninth summit of the BRICS grouping, which...
  • Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done

    08/23/2017 4:37:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | July 27, 2017 | Minxin Pei
    Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done Sun's fate shows that life atop the CCP can be nasty, brutish and short Observers of elite politics in China cannot miss a cruel paradox: Those closest to the apex of power are the most likely to fall. The latest example is that of Sun Zhengcai, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's politburo, and party chief in the large southwestern city of Chongqing. Before his recent detention on unspecified corruption charges, 53-year-old Sun was a high-flyer. Promoted to the politburo at the CCP's 18th congress in 2012,...
  • Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned [Indian Video Mocks Xi]

    08/18/2017 3:48:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    India Today ^ | August 17, 2017
    Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned India Today Television | August 17, 2017 The Doklam standoff between Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army started in June. In July, a CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) report, tabled in Parliament, said that the Indian Army does not have ammunition to fight a war for more than 10 days. And, now - in August - China's state media has said that Chinese PLA can "annihilate" Indian Army if war breaks out between the two nuclear-armed Asian neighbours. In this issue of So Sorry, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen launching...
  • The kingmaker clan behind Xi Jinping [China]

    06/21/2017 7:42:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Nikkei Asia Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | YU NAKAMURA
    The kingmaker clan behind Xi Jinping Some 2,000km south of Beijing, the Ye family pulls the levers of power YU NAKAMURA, Nikkei staff writer GUANGZHOU -- Beijing, naturally, is where the action happens in China's political theater. But to really understand the country's complex power structure -- and the intense, ongoing struggle for supremacy -- it is also important to look backstage. That would be Guangdong Province, nearly 2,000km to the south. Influential figures have, at times, left the capital to build up their clout in Guangdong -- the country's largest economic zone, adjacent to Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi...