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An open letter to the Chinese Communist Party regarding the Hong Kong protests


Recent events in Hong Kong present the Chinese Communist Party with an unprecedented opportunity to consolidate power in the territory. After the teargas used on the first night backfired, figuratively and at least once, literally, it’s time to reassess your options. The “guerilla strategy” of occupying many locations simultaneously to spread out the police, combined with … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, June 9


China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… Chinese pressure forces minister to change plans …China now controlling flight connections for Taiwan officials. Beijing rejects tribunal request for plea response Legal authorities are ‘abusing powers’ …More … Continue reading

China’s reform blueprint broken down by keyword


China’s new reform plan is a beast of a document that would run to more than 46 pages if you counted each of its 21,000-plus characters as an English word. Analysts are still picking through it, and probably will be for weeks and months to come. In the meantime, one quick and dirty way to get a … Continue reading

China: Post-plenum blues?


The third plenum of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) central committee, which concluded on November 12th, has left many observers disappointed. After months of efforts by the senior leadership to promote the meeting as a major reform landmark, its final report came as something of a let-down. However, it was broadly in line with … Continue reading

China eliminates 76 non-essential official awards


China said on Wednesday that 76 official awards, most little known, will be liquidated in the fight against wasteful  and irresponsible spending, which is part of the crusade led by President Xi Jinping against corruption. Under the new rules, government departments will no longer be able to be rewarded. This includes, among others, a “great … Continue reading

China launches full-scale internet propaganda war


President Xi Jinping has issued a call to arms against the country’s unruly internet, ordering the Communist Party’s propaganda machine to build “a strong army” to “seize the ground of new media”. Xi’s remarks, made during a national meeting of propaganda chiefs in Beijing last month, came just as the central government was stepping up … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping disappoints world by promoting Maoist revival


In a move sure to dismay the people inside and outside China who hoped Xi Jinping would begin a new era of democratic reform, China’s president has “lurched” to the left, as the WSJ reports, promoting a revitalised version of nationalist Maoism across the country. ”Our red nation will never change colour,” Xi said during a ceremony … Continue reading

What to make of Xi Jinping’s Maoist turn


With a number of Mao-like pronouncements emanating from Beijing in recent months, some observers of Chinese politics think Xi Jinping might be turning Maoist. The most recent example is an editorial published earlier this week in the authoritative People’s Daily (in Chinese), which argues that the “mass line is the ruling lifeline” for the Communist … Continue reading

China’s Communist party takes page from Mao’s playbook


China’s Communist party has unleashed a rectification campaign of a scale and tone not seen in more than a decade as the leadership seeks to address the frustration over corrupt officials while avoiding bold political reforms. As investors wait for party chief Xi Jinping to initiate long-delayed economic reforms and liberals in China push for political change, … Continue reading

Authority of imperial sword needed to deal with corruption in China


Singtao Daily says today, “After Xi Jinping issued his eight regulations to establish his image, there are still a large number of officials who dare to violate discipline. The Central Discipline Inspection Commission issued a circular yesterday on six typical cases of violation of the rules and stressed the need to further tighten up discipline. … Continue reading

China: Lighting three fires or the dead hand of Deng?


As the months have progressed since Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, there has been intense public scrutiny into his current and potential actions. One day you can read an article saying he is not a reformer and all hope is lost, the next an article saying he will finally be … Continue reading

China: Xi Jinping says party should be able to put up with sharp criticism


According to a CCTV prime time news report, there was a gathering to extend Lunar New Year’s greetings to people from non-communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and those without party affiliations. Xi Jinping, the new general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pointed out that it was necessary to keep … Continue reading

True agenda of China publicly released – seven years ago!


According to a BBC interview with Sha Zu Kang, Chinese Ambassador to United Nations (Geneva) in 2006, Beijing’s policy toward Taiwan, and the priority of that policy among Beijing’s other objectives, is as unmistakable as it is severe. Here are some selections from Sha Zu Kang’s comments… …Taiwan is the most important issue, that is to … Continue reading

China: What the CCP can do for you!


Imagine a poster with headlines that read: “What the CCP can do for you!” It would capture all of the utopian Chinese communist promises from the early years of the civil war propaganda, through the first series of the five year plans and redistribution of property. Add that to the Great Leap Forward; skip past … Continue reading

The mystery of the core of the CCP Dynasty


The CCP Dynasty is already unique but the power of a fully retired core is even more unique. How can a man without any powerful post have dominant power in such a vast country as China? It certainly seems a mystery. After two thousand years of absolute monarchy, everybody envied or even coveted the power … Continue reading

October 5 1989 Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On October 5th 1989, the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Tenzin Gyatso in Tsinghai Province, China, in…

China and the CCP in the next decade


As we approach the upcoming leadership transition at the Chinese Communist Party Congress on November 8, the trend in China news and reporting is decidedly negative. In addition to a focus on the Bo Xilai scandal, East China Sea standoff, and the slowing economy, there has been an uptick in doomsday reporting on China. The … Continue reading

The mystery of China’s security tsar Zhou Yongkang


SCMP reports on China’s security tsar Zhou Yongkang’s speech, carried yesterday in Qiushi Journal, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s political theory magazine. SCMP says that Zhou condemns “the use of torture and the suspicious deaths of suspects” in a speech to law enforcement cadres. It is “a move seen as an attempt to distance himself … Continue reading

Chinese communist party’s four perils according to party birthday editorial


People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s mouthpiece, published an editorial on June 30th to mark the 91st anniversary of the founding of the CCP. Usually, the CCP takes such an occasion to give important instructions to its members and the Chinese people. In spite of the CCP’s growth into a huge party with over … Continue reading

Chinese rule of law and democracy advocator Qiao Shi returns


Bo Xilai said, “I will return.” According to Japanese reporter Mr. Udagawa, that was what Bo said to him in an exclusive interview in early May, when Bo was under house arrest. Mr. Udagawa is a Japanese reporter who is the first to successfully contact Bo after Bo was placed under house arrest. According to … Continue reading

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