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Cadence Column: Asia, May 6, 2019


Fibers are starting to snap and the solutions brought by governments always include adding more tension to the frayed rope. China heads more toward Maoism. A nation headed at warp speed into its past already has its future known. Taiwan wrestles with itself, seeking endorsement and recognition from other nations while chaotic governance at home … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, April 15, 2018


Events in China are playing out according to the “Pacific Daily Times Symphony Asian Mad Scientist Theorem“. The experimental phase in North Korea is finished and methods are being applied throughout China on a much grander scale. This week, we see reports of expensive ghost cities, comparable to Pyongyang. The debt to build those ghost … Continue reading

China’s Maoist revival seeks to eliminate all western thought


They pounce on bloggers who dare mock their beloved Chairman Mao. They scour the nation’s classrooms and newspapers for strains of Western-inspired liberal heresies. And they have taken down professors, journalists and others deemed disloyal to Communist Party orthodoxy. China’s Maoist ideologues are resurgent after languishing in the political desert, buoyed by President Xi Jinping’s … Continue reading

China: Conservatives ideological attack to bring down President Xi Jinping


Ideology is always important in Chinese politics, especially in a power struggle. Now, Xi Jinping has offended many powerful officials with his anti-corruption and mass-line campaigns, and his mentor Jiang Zeming is 88 years old. Conservatives believe that they now have the golden opportunity to disrupt once for all Xi’s thorough economic reform. Like their … Continue reading

China: The theory behind conservatives power struggle with reformists


In the expanded 2nd edition of my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements, I describe in details the commencement of the power struggle between reformists and conservatives. This was done by Hu Jintao’s omission of Mao Zedong Thought, Bo Xilai’s rise as the leader of the powerful conservative faction, his use of Maoist Chongqing model to oppose … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping unable to rule if unaware of conservative faction’s strength


Some analysts are nervous when they hear Chinese President Xi Jinping upholding Mao Zedong Thought. Will Xi resume Mao’s policies of class struggle and constant revolution, they wonder. Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao tried to omit Mao Zedong Thought, but enabled Bo Xilai to rally a vast number of conservatives around to fight against the reformists … Continue reading

China celebrates Mao’s 120th birthday, but events scaled back


China celebrates the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but will be scaling back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of market-based reform … Continue reading

Supporters of China’s disgraced Bo Xilai set up new political party


Reuters says in its exclusive news today: Supporters of China’s disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, who has been jailed for corruption, have set up a political party, two separate sources said, in a direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party’s de facto ban on new political groups. The Zhi Xian Party, literally “the constitution is … 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

Danger of second Cultural Revolution as migrant workers in China are alienated


Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel like outsiders. In its report titled Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey, SCMP says: “Many workers who flock to mainland cities feel alienated and have low self-esteem, says survey “Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel … Continue reading

Fight corruption, top public message to 18th Congress


Ming Pao says in its exclusive report: Three official nets have been soliciting public messages to the 18th Congress. Corruption is the greatest concern. Mao worship does not lack support. In the report, it says, “Three major Chinese official nets have set their columns of messages to the 18th Congress to collect public opinions. ‘Fighting … Continue reading

Mao Thought conspicuously missing from Xinhua report in China; is it dumped?


Mao Zedong Thought Conspicuously Missing SCMP reports: “The omission of Mao Zedong’s name from a recent Xinhua statement has triggered speculation as to whether the Communist Party’s 18th congress, which begins on November 8, will make a historic decision about how much emphasis to accord one of the party’s founding fathers, as the practical impact … Continue reading

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