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The Cultural Revolution’s solving of the urban-rural divide-Ramin Mazaheri’s New China Scholarship series, Part 5 of 8

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: All US presidents are members of a very exclusive club, privilege, sycophancy, and fame writ large, but also, unpunished Nuremberg class criminals who should be hung for nonstop genocide, expropriation and exploitation. You can start with George Washington. Crosslinked with: The Greanville Post is the best anti-imperial website, bar…

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Football was China’s national sport for millennia. Why are they so bad now? China Rising Radio Sinoland 180702

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: on the left is Emperor Taizu of Song playing cuju (football) with Prime Minister Zhao Pu. He reigned in the 10th century. This painting is by artist Qian Xuan (1235–1305). On the right, 1,000 years later, then Vice President Xi Jinping showed off his football skills, while inspecting a…

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In China anything is possible. The sky is the limit. Be all that you can be. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180627

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: my daughter, Chara Brown, appearing on a hugely popular national TV show in China. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), YouTube video, as well as being syndicated on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, RUvid and Ivoox (links below), y family and I lived in China 1990-1997 and…

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Russians are much admired and Putin is loved by the Chinese, for good reasons. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180618

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Looking back at the rocky, mutually suspecting and disrespecting relations between Russia’s and China’s leaders, 1917-2000, this photo speaks volumes about the depth of Putin’s and Xi’s mutual friendship and the importance of Sino-Russian cooperation on the world stage, highlighted at last week’s SCO summit in Qingdao. They are…

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Psst… Don’t tell anyone, but China has the world’s biggest economy. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180612

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: this graph clearly shows that China’s economy surpassed the US in 2014. Other sources say 2013-2015. Either way, the trends are not going to change. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below),    …

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Book Review: Russia’s Americans, by Deena Stryker. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180603

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Ms. Deena Stryker and her latest book, Russia’s Americans.   Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below),     his is the third book I’ve read, written by Ms. Deena Stryker. The others are…

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Hiroyuki Hamada immigrating from Japan to the belly of Empire, interviews on China Rising Radio Sinoland 180530

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: today’s guest is Hiroyuki Hamada, left, with host Jeff J. Brown on the right. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below), s a close collaborator with Patrice Greanville, Editor-in-Chief at The Greanville Post (https://www.greanvillepost.com),…

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Daring to go beyond Western propaganda on the Great Leap Forward’s famine: New China Scholarship series, by Ramin Mazaheri, Part 2 of 8

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Western circulated photo of “Chinese famine”. Images don’t lie, they say, but erasing context does—an old Western technique. As explained by  Wikipedia, rarely an impartial source, The Great Chinese Famine (1959—1961) “was caused by social pressure, economic mismanagement, and radical changes in agriculture in addition to weather conditions and…

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China not relevant in Korea? MSM flunks Journalism 101–as usual. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180520

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un is on the left and his Chinese counterpart is Xi Jinping on the right, during their surprise meeting last week in Dalian, China. They obviously have a lot to smile and laugh about. Times are good, the future looks bright and US President Donald Trump…

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