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  • Xi Jinping's Latest Tag: Living Buddhist Deity, Chinese Official Says

    03/09/2018 10:52:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 8, 2018
    President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans. Speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament, the party boss of the remote northwestern province of Qinghai, birthplace of the Dalai Lama, said Tibetans who lived there had been saying they view Xi as a deity. Wang Guosheng said the province had been following Mao Zedong’s advice about inspiring the masses to love the party and its leader,...
  • 'President for life' not a bad idea, Trump says of China proposal

    03/04/2018 11:57:52 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    When China's legislators gather Monday, they are expected to set the stage for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, as they vote on a constitutional amendment to end presidential term limits.  
  • China’s Military Finances Blockbuster Propaganda Movie About Heroic Chinese Marines in Yemen

    03/01/2018 3:21:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Hong Kong blockbuster film is hitting theaters just in time for the height of movie season: Operation Red Sea, described by the state-run Global Times as “a patriotic movie about Chinese marines carrying out a daring rescue mission.” The movie is a fictionalized account of a mission to rescue Chinese citizens and foreign nationals from Yemen in 2015 as that country was engulfed in civil war. The real-life incident was the first time China’s military has helped foreigners evacuate during an international crisis. Several countries requested Chinese assistance in Yemen, including Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What is interesting...
  • China’s war on words: Anything — be it a phrase or picture — that can be used to insult Xi...

    02/27/2018 6:10:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies ^ | February 28, 2018 | Jamie Seidel
    China’s war on words: Anything — be it a phrase or picture — that can be used to insult Xi has been banned WORDS are being banned and conversations are being censored. The power shake-up in China is keeping its thought police busy. Jamie Seidel News Corp Australia Network February 28, 2018 12:50pm CHINA’s new President-for-life doesn’t like criticism. Since claiming the eternal throne of an Emperor earlier this week, he’s clamped down — hard — on any hint of dissent. Censorship has always been a way of life under China’s one party state. But things have just ramped up...
  • [Red] China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    02/25/2018 8:03:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | Gillian Wong
    The party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China's president and vice president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms," the Xinhua News Agency said. "Xi Jinping has finally achieved his ultimate goal when he first embarked on Chinese politics — that is to be the Mao Zedong of the 21st century," said Willy Lam, a political analyst at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, referring to the founder of communist China. Xi, 64, cemented his status as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao in the 1970s at last year's twice-a-decade Communist Party...
  • China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President

    02/03/2018 11:49:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov 2017 | Kate Shellnut
    Thousands of Christian villagers in China have been told to take down displays of Jesus, crosses, and gospel passages from their homes as part of a government propaganda effort to “transform believers in religion into believers in the party.” The news comes weeks after the CPC held its national congress, where Xi continued to consolidate party power and passed a historic measure to write his political philosophy into its constitution. SCMP called Xi “the country’s most powerful leader since Mao” Zedong, who also developed a personality cult through portraits in Chinese homes. The news outlet also noted Xi’s efforts to...
  • Putinism with Chinese Characteristics: Xi Jinping’s Cult of Personality

    02/02/2018 12:22:42 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | Dec 2017 | Kevin Carrico
    Since 2012, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping has consolidated more power than any Chinese leader since at least Deng Xiaoping. This consolidation of power has coincided with a growing cult of personality, which portrays Xi as “the right leader at the right time” for China. Analyses of this cult often make comparisons to that of Mao Zedong...A reexamination of the evolution of the cult of personality around Xi, however, suggests that a far more appropriate point of comparison is with a more recent figure: Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Tellingly, during a meeting between the two leaders in 2013, Xi...
  • Theresa May Hails 'First Step' to Trade Deal After Xi Jinping Talks

    02/01/2018 12:36:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/1
    Theresa May has agreed a joint trade and investment review with China as the first step towards an "ambitious" post-Brexit deal, Downing Street said. The prime minister said "we will be free to strike our own trade deals" after leaving the EU, following talks with China's President Xi Jinping. Mr Xi said China's markets would be further opened to the UK, including in beef, dairy and other food products. Mrs May said £9bn in business deals would be signed on her three-day trip. There was no specific discussion of a particular model for a trade deal between the two countries...
  • China Bans Hip-Hop And Other 'Sub-Cultures' From State Television

    01/28/2018 4:39:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    RFA ^ | 2018-01-26
    China Bans Hip-Hop And Other 'Sub-Cultures' From State Television China's media regulator has banned the country's top hip-hop artists from appearing on television, saying the music genre represents "non-mainstream culture" that is "decadent." A directive from the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) published as "special content" on the entertainment pages of news portal calls on state broadcasters to avoid hiring any performers who embody "hip-hop culture" or other sub-cultures. Performers with tattoos are also a no-no, along with anyone representing the emo-esque 'sang' culture popular with Chinese millennials, according to SAPPRFT spokesman Gao Changli....
  • French president offers Chinese leader Xi special gift horse

    01/09/2018 6:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 2:48 PM EST
    French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during his trip to China — a horse from France’s famed Garde Républicaine. The nine-year-old gelding bred in Normandy, named Vesuve de Brekka, is trained and ready for use. […] The tweet says the horse is “a symbol of our friendship.” Macron hopes for big things in return. On Tuesday, the second day of his visit, Macron said the two nations should “settle on an economic and geopolitical plan for the affairs of our world.” …
  • CHINA: Anti-Beijing Protesters March in Hong Kong

    01/01/2018 8:56:40 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | AFP
    Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong on Monday (Jan 1) against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been ruled under a "one country, two systems" deal since Britain returned it to China in 1997 and enjoys rights unseen on the mainland, including freedom of speech and an independent judiciary. But a string of recent incidents have fuelled concern over the erosion of its autonomy and rule of law, including the jailing of prominent pro-democracy activists. Campaigner Joshua Wong,...
  • China’s Politburo holds two-day self-criticism session as Xi Jinping garners fresh pledges of fealty

    12/27/2017 4:39:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    SCMP ^ | 27 December, 2017 | Choi Chi-yuk
    China’s Politburo holds two-day self-criticism session as Xi Jinping garners fresh pledges of fealty Communist Party chief tells senior figures to avoid empty rhetoric as senior decision makers promise to take leading role in studying leader’s dogma PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 6:12pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 8:07pm The members of China’s Politburo have undergone a two-day “self-criticism” session in which they pledged loyalty to President Xi Jinping, state media reported late on Tuesday. The two-day event was the first such gathering since the 19th party congress in October. Members of the party’s decision-making body had to...
  • Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought

    12/17/2017 4:48:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/12/17 | Zhao Yusha
    Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought By Zhao Yusha Source:Global Times Published: 2017/12/17 20:38:39 Studies of Xi thought guide China's future, drive modernization The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved the establishment of 10 research institutes to study and interpret Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and studying the leader's thought will guide the future development of the country, said experts. The research centers and institutes, set up to study and interpret Xi Jinping's thought, were established by the CPC Central Committee's Party School, the Ministry...
  • 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...