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China’s only danger: A ‘Generation X’ who believes they aren’t communist. Ramin Mazaheri’s New China Scholarship, Part 8 of 8

By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: Ramin is right to be worried that too many Chinese have marginalized their revolutionary, communist-socialist roots. Luckily, Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China sensed it too, and starting in 2012, they began to address this issue. I will respond to Ramin’s whole series and this question in…

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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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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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