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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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100,000+ Chinese going to the World Cup in Russia, with no team to cheer for. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180622

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: inconsolable Chinese football fans, who, in spite of not having a national team to root for, are going to the World Cup in Russia by the tens of thousands. The traditional Chinese drums say, China Power. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as…

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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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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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China v US trade war: today is the first day of the rest of the Red Dynasty. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180510

  By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: everyone wants to bash Trump for honoring his election campaign promises to the US’s citizens. But nothing has changed since China’s communist liberation in 1949. Hats off to SCMP for a great political cartoon. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being…

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Korean people want peace and reunification. Uncle Sam does not. China Rising Radio Sinoland 180428

By Jeff J. Brown Picture above: DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un, left, and ROK President Moon Jae-in, right, holding hands in symbolic reunification, while stepping back and forth over the USA’s artificially enforced border along the 38th parallel. The world will be changed forever if the Peninsula reunifies. Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of…

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