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John Rachel wants you to get $15,000 for voting. Seriously. Find out how on China Rising Radio Sinoland 181019

                                    By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: John Rachel, writer extraordinaire, contemplating the human condition in a Zen Buddhist temple. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), YouTube video, as well as being syndicated on…

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Reflections on my travels to proud, revolutionary Hunan Province. China Rising Radio Sinoland

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: a larger than life white-lacquered brass statue of Mao Zedong, at the bus station where I arrived in Shaoshan. The caption reads, “Chairman Mao will always be alive in our hearts”, date 2011.3. So true for the vast majority of Chinese people. Patriotic, revolutionary songs were playing over loudspeakers…

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Do you prefer the 1% or The Party? (Or: Why China wins). Ramin Mazaheri’s New China Scholarship Series, Part 7 of 8

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Pres. Xi reviewing honor guard. A highly qualified statesman for our troubled times. Crosslinked with: The Greanville Post is the best anti-imperial website, bar none. Sign up for the free newsletter… https://www.greanvillepost.com/2018/05/14/do-you-prefer-the-1-or-the-party-or-why-china-wins/ The Saker provides the best coverage of all things Russia, bar none. Add it to your favorites… http://thesaker.is/do-you-prefer-the-1-or-the-party-or-why-china-wins/…

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Once China got off drugs: the link between opium and ‘liberal strongman’ Macron. Ramin Mazaheri’s New China Scholarship series Part 6 of 8

  By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above, the country of China, 1839-1949, personified as this typical 19th century opium addict: emaciated, weak and mentally incoherent. No wonder Western capitalism was able to sodomize the Chinese people, their economy and government for 110 years, by addicting one-fourth of the population to opium (and later morphine), about…

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Ramin Mazaheri’s questions after his 8-part New China Scholarship series. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180722

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: the colorful and informative New China Scholarship. 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), amin Mazaheri is the author of the New China Scholarship series. It was originally published by…

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Mao’s legacy defended, and famous swim decoded, for clueless academics-Part 4 of 8 of Ramin Mazaheri’s New China Scholarship

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: A picture released by the Chinese official news agency shows some 5,000 Chinese following Chairman Mao Zedong’s example swimming 16 July 1966, in the Yangtze river, near Wuhan, displaying floating portraits of the Great Helmsman and slogans calling for him to live a “10,000 year” life. Crosslinked with: The…

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When Chinese trash saved the world: Western lies about the Cultural Revolution. Part 3 of 8, New China Scholarship, by Ramin Mazaheri

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Mao is genuinely popular and loved by most Chinese, and statues are not uncommon nor regarded as a sign of “cult of personality” adoration, as intimated in the West. Crosslinked with: The Greanville Post is the best anti-imperial website, bar none. Sign up for the free newsletter… https://www.greanvillepost.com/2018/04/13/when-chinese-trash-saved-the-world-western-lies-about-the-cultural-revolution/ The…

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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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Mao Zedong: A Quick Review, 44 Days Radio Sinoland 15.5.10

    Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, in 1959, working together during the tough times and drought of the Great Leap Forward (image by www.xinhuanet.com)   Join Jeff in Beijing for his 44 Days Radio Sinoland Show. He discusses news and events about China, at home and around the world – information you almost never…

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Mao Zedong: Ow! Or Wow? 44 Days Radio Sinoland Show 15.5.1

    Join Jeff in Beijing for his 44 Days Radio Sinoland Show. He discusses news and events about China, at home and around the world – information you almost never see and hear behind the Great Western Firewall. China is way too important to not have an insider’s perspective on how its leaders and…

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