Baba Beijing is becoming a mainstream term in the media – oh yeah! China Rising Radio Sinoland 180506

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By Jeff J. Brownpale blue horiz

Picture above: a screenshot of the Twitter thread where the term Baba Beijing was used.

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[dropcap] I [/dropcap]am pleased to announce that the term I created, Baba Beijing, meaning China’s leadership, is starting to get coined in the mainstream. A big shout out to Artie Fissio, whose Twitter handle is (, for bringing this to my attention. Artie and I have become “Twitter friends” and I really appreciate him promoting my work, via ( Artie is incredibly witty, as he heaves thunderbolts at the Evil Empire of the West. He’s a man on a noble mission, so follow him on Twitter, like I do. The tweet he sent me referred to Ron Unz’s great website, The Unz Report ( I highly recommend adding Ron’s website to your daily diet, where a few of my articles have been published.

I put a lot of thought into Baba Beijing. Baba means father in Chinese, and in many other languages. China’s historical culture is very paternalistic, going back to uber-daddy Confucius and his whole school of thought.

Beijing has a 3,000-year history and much of it has been as the political powerhouse and administrative nerve center of the Chinese nation. From the Forbidden City in the middle of Beijing, with its long history of emperors, to Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and now Xi Jinping, whose residence was/is right next door at Zhongnanhai, Baba Beijing is a term full of symbolism and meaning.









A satellite photo used in Book #2 of The China Trilogy (, China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations ( On the left is Zhongnanhai, where Baba Beijing has lived since Communist China’s 1949 liberation. On the right is the Forbidden City, where Baba Beijing lived for much of the previous 3,000 years.

Now, I’m hoping Eurangloland catches on! It is my name for Western empire’s main members: North America, NATO, the EU/Europe, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

Thanks again, Artie… On with the good fight!


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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences (BASS) and various international schools and universities.

More on Jeff

Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whetted his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife. Jeff is a dual national French-American, being a member of the Communist Party of France (PCF) and the International Workers of the World (IWW).

Jeff can be reached at China Rising, je**@br***********.com, Facebook, Twitter and Wechat/Whatsapp: +86-13823544196.

For Jeff J Brown’s Books, Radio Sinoland & social media outlets


China Is Communist, Dammit! Dawn of the Red Dynasty

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