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Jeff J Brown (Host): Good afternoon, everybody. This is Jeff J. Brown China Rising Radio Sinoland. And I only have to go across the English Channel is what the British call it and La Manche is what the French call it to get to Britain and talk to Alexandros Schulman. How are you doing, Alexandros?
Alexandros Schulman (Guest): I’m fine this afternoon. Yeah. We’re not too far away, are we?
Jeff: No, we aren’t. Well, listen, we have known each other for several years and have developed quite a social media and email and et cetera, friendship and have actually cooperated together. And you have such a fascinating story to tell. And I just wanted to share it with the people, because I hope it inspires them to maybe step out and take a stand politically and et cetera, that maybe they were afraid to when they see someone like you who is committed to making the world a better place. So, let’s just go ahead, Alexandros, and just tell us a little bit about yourself so that the people know who they’re listening to.
Alexandros: Yeah. I’m I’ll say, a person of mixed heritage. I was born in South Africa. My mother’s Greek, my father’s British, but has a Jewish heritage himself, which you may have guessed by the name. Sometimes I wonder exactly where I’m from but that’s sort of inspired my mixed heritage outlook and background has inspired my outlook. And especially when I went to China, my perspectives of the world changed.
I first went there actually, to visit a friend and then I started conducting business whilst I was out there. And it’s changed a lot of my thinking actually, and outlook. Recently I’ve been getting more into the political sphere, probably influenced by what I saw in China. A lot of the propaganda that I heard from Westerner audiences, Western media, and actually just the general audience, I’d say that is listening to that and feeding off it and asking me questions like, why did you go to China?
What are you doing there? Aren’t you scared? Et cetera. And that sort of inspired me to counter that and help educate the public. And recently, I’ve been more politically involved. I’ve joined a political party in Britain that stands for a lot of the same issues that I believe in, and I’m getting more and more active to the point of now becoming the anti-imperialist secretary within the party.
Jeff: Oh, cool. You have Greek heritage, and I guess that’s where the name Alexandros comes from. What does that mean to you to be Greek?
Alexandros: It means quite a few things with Greece it’s largely predominantly orthodox 95%, and there is less of a separation of state and religion within Greece. It’s actually one of the few countries where religion is included in the Constitution. The actual Holy Trinity is included in the Constitution, priests are still civil servants, birth certificates, et cetera are often kept at churches and used to be only kept at churches before regardless of what religion you were, you had to register with the church.
So, there is a little bit of influence from that aspect the fact that I’ve got Greek heritage and I am Greek Orthodox. That has influenced me probably more than anything. But, yeah, I suppose as well-being part Greek, I’ve grown up with stories from my mother’s side, which is the Greek side of heroism from the Greek left, especially the Greek communists that fought in the Second World War, which my grandfather, maternal grandfather was part of. So that’s influenced my outlook as well.
And when people say Greece, of course, I did sort of counter the same sort of propaganda that I countered about China later on when I was growing up when I was young in Britain, I used to hear things like lazy Greeks, even to the point of when the Olympics were on mass criticism that just other parts of the world did not get like Sydney, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and that probably made me again, a little bit more questioning when I heard the Chinese propaganda and then when I saw it myself, it sort of prepared me for what I saw later and to counter later propaganda in China that has for myself being a big influence.
Jeff: You told me once I think in the WeChat forum that your mother has relatives who were killed in the British massacre of communists.
Alexandros: Not relatives, but my relatives did have friends, and some of them did have relatives who were killed by British and American-sponsored massacres, the X squads, et cetera. My grandfather almost fled. He was quite close to fleeing Greece, and the Soviet Union, as many of his comrades and her cousin actually fled for the Soviet Union and must have died by now but he never returned. I think he did return, actually, post-USSR for a holiday, but never returned permanently. There were a lot of the Greek left who were forced to leave, and a lot of them were incarcerated in the islands. Many were killed. The first use of napalm was actually in Greece.
Jeff: Yeah, by the British and the Americans on Greek communists.
Alexandros: Yeah. It was supplied basically to Greek collaborators. They released them from jails in Greece and basically supplied them with weapons and money to go out and kill any socialists or the resistance that did fight the Nazis.
Jeff: And beat the Nazis in Greece.
Jeff: That’s gratitude. So, with your mom being Greek, were you able to learn the language at all?
Alexandros: Yes. I mean, like I mentioned, I was born in South Africa, but at a very young age, a baby I can’t remember when I moved, but I did move initially to Greece. And my first language and my mother tongue and first language is Greek, although English, I’m much more adept in it. I’m not at the right academic level of Greek, but am fluent in Greek.
Jeff: Oh, cool. Do you have a Greek passport?
Alexandros: Yes, I do, and I’ve got to go back and sort that sort of stuff out. And trying to get one for my daughter at the moment with Brexit a slight advantage to have a Greek passport.
Alexandros: European passport. I never bothered before whilst we were in the EU to get one for my children.
Jeff: Absolutely. You got to do it.
Jeff: Just more options in case all hell breaks loose.
Alexandros: Yeah, it gives you more options of where to go when given the current climate, it might not be anywhere in Europe at the moment. I’m thinking of South Africa at the moment, but pray to God it doesn’t get to that stage.
Jeff: Yeah. Well, tell us about your journey to become a communist.
Alexandros: I wouldn’t actually say I’m a communist per se though I’m not completely sure I’m not against it. I’ve got nothing against communism. A lot of the members of my family are communists. And my best friend’s a communist. I’d classify myself more. Well, I guess not much of a difference, but I’d classify myself as more of a socialist because I had simply because I’ve never joined the Communist Party.
I’ve never joined one in Britain. I’ve worked with communist parties as part of the who were before allied to the Workers Party, but haven’t actually joined the Communist Party, but I’ve been I classified myself as a socialist at a young age probably as a Christian socialist, I guess, because I’m quite motivated by a lot of Jesus’s teaching, which I think is completely compatible both with communism and socialism.
Jeff: And what’s the name of the political party you’re working with?
Alexandros: Currently, Workers Party of Britain.
Jeff: Oh, the Workers Party of Britain. Okay. All right. You are quite active politically in the UK. I mean, you tell me all the stuff you’re doing and you’re going to political meetings and party meetings, et cetera. Tell us about that. And does your involvement cause you problems in your family, among friends, or at work? You know, are you stigmatized because you’re a real socialist?
Alexandros: Well, I’m lucky in that I’m self-employed, so I don’t really have that trouble. Although I do try to keep an element of my political life separate. I try, but sometimes I just can’t help bringing it out because I get so impassioned by certain topics or subjects especially before countering the China propaganda, as I mentioned, and currently with the Palestinian issue and the Ukraine war, I feel quite passionate about those topics.
But I have had a little bit of stigma from some friends, though I’m not sure if they’re just trolling or not, but it happens a lot in circles where we’re from, I guess. But the family has criticized saying why do you bother, why don’t you do something more productive, et cetera. I do get that actually from a lot of Chinese friends as well, aren’t you paid for this? I said, no. It’s part of something I believe in. They sort of give me peculiar looks.
I don’t really get stigma because I’m on the lower end of the spectrum. I mean, there are people within my party and within my sort of sphere of politics and thinking that do get far more. I know a few people that I talk to like Danny Haiphong have been canceled. Richard Medhurst, I believe, was canceled recently by YouTube. And that’s their source of living there actually professional journalists, which I’m not. But then there’s George within our party who does get sort of looked at a lot more than I do.
Jeff: You’re talking about George Galloway?
Alexandros: Yeah, George Galloway, who’s the leader of our party. And there are others. Chris Williamson, who was a former Labor Party MP who’s just joined our party. He was kicked out of the Labor Party for being an anti-Semite. So, it does affect the bigger wigs, let’s say, a lot more than it does myself. Having said that, I am slightly worried when I’m traveling.
There have been people that I know of who have been stopped by our security services for attending certain meetings or their inclination to support a certain, be it something like Wikileaks or be in support of the Palestinian cause. They have been arrested, had their personal belongings checked, held in detention without lawyers under anti-terrorism acts, et cetera. And that’s a little bit of a worry when I’m traveling especially. They do tend to nab people at airports and a little bit of a worry there, a little bit of a worry.
Jeff: Well, that brings me to my next question. Do you think that the UK government has ever messed with you?
Alexandros: With myself personally, no. I’ve been fortunate, I think, I guess because I’m at the lower end of the spectrum, but with comrades and people that I know they have definitely. And I think that was just the other day last week, somebody that I have met, Craig Murray, who was the former ambassador to.
Jeff: Oh, yeah, he’s an excellent writer.
Jeff: He’s written some great articles.
Alexandros: Yeah. He does I mean, some of his writings are excellent. I don’t agree with him on everything, but I agree with his right to say it. And I don’t think he should have suffered what he suffered just for attending and speaking at a peace summit in Iceland. Now we had to flee Britain and seek refuge with the United Nations in Switzerland.
Alexandros: Yeah. He actually, from what I know of him he went to Edinburgh. From Edinburgh, he took a bus to Strathclyde, took the ferry boat to Belfast and from Belfast, hailed a taxi to Dublin and then took a flight to Switzerland because he didn’t want to fly from Britain because he knew he would have been apprehended. And now he’s just trying to figure out what they want him for.
Is it his work for Wikileaks, or is it his work on opposing the Palestine issue, or his work sort of advocating for peace in Ukraine? Which one is it the Secret Service? Our secret service and intelligence services have detained him and did detain him under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Our party has worked before on specific issues with Craig Murray. That’s where I met him.
Alexandros: He does become a worry when people you have met a very ordinary gentleman Craig Murray, who’s not he’s not completely our way of thinking. We do disagree with him on many issues. I’d say he’s more towards the center than we are. But when somebody like him, a distinguished gentleman who was an ambassador, gets arrested and gets that sort of treatment, then it becomes a worry to us all.
Jeff: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Why is it? This is something that has always befuddled me. You say socialist, but you know, a lot of communists. Why do communist socialist parties never seem to split up with new ones developing and also splitting up? I mean, why the lack of unification? Why all the infighting or are they subverted by the West’s deep state?
Alexandros: That’s a $1 million question.
Jeff: I mean, you know the Black Panther Party is the vanguard party of the people and so is that kind of vanguard party a pipe dream?
Alexandros: Speaking for myself, I mean, I can’t speak for the party that I’m mean because everyone’s got different sort of views. What I would say is that yeah, you definitely do have a point the left is fragmented and not united in a way that the right is completely, you can see when somebody like, say, Jack Ma, something happened to him in a Chinese sort of got reprimanded.
The entire West, who had previously been mocking him, the entire right wing of the West, sort of rallied around him and said, look what they’re doing. Look at all this propaganda that came out about the repressive Chinese state. And where is Jack Ma? But they left. They don’t tend to do that. They don’t rally around any one of their own. They don’t rally around the working class as we should do when the right comes after any one of us, we’re completely fragmented.
And you can see that even in things like rallies, certain people on the left do not get invited, or certain people even who are allied to our cause, like say for example, with the war in Ukraine. No, in America and in Britain, certain people were persona non grata just because they disagreed on issues that were unrelated say like, I don’t know, say like a National Health Service or trans issues, et cetera. If they didn’t agree, then there were certain parties saying, no, we’re not having them, we’re not having them.
We don’t agree with them on something else, which is completely crazy sometimes. Sometimes we do get together. We do need to put our other issues whether you like certainly, or whether you think Trump is better than Biden, that should be just. On certain issues, you should just focus on that issue, and on the left need to learn lessons. They need to learn lessons on unity because at the moment we are completely fragmented and sometimes it becomes cold. Like I do think there is an element of certain groups that are controlled opposition.
Jeff: Oh, absolutely.
Alexandros: I do believe that. And I do think there is something we’ve seen in Britain with characters like Paul Mason, who were coming from a sort of a very, I’ll say, ultra left-wing background. I think at one point he was even a Trotskyist, and he eventually started making lists of people that he thinks the state should look at.
So, he was making huge lists, including our party-political leader, other media groups such as Novara media, and actually the entire black British population should be looked at by who did. I actually made a huge diagram saying who should be looked at and who should not be. And they’re all being funded by the Chinese and the Russian state. So, there is definitely an element of that. There is definitely an element of subversion by the state apparatus.
Jeff: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You mentioned the Trotskyites. Tell me what you think.
Alexandros: Ooh, that’s a very, very deep issue. But I think we can say that the fact that Trotsky himself ended up at the end, being a Nazi collaborator says a lot.
Jeff: Yeah, he was.
Alexandros: Yeah, there’s a lot about Trotsky.
Jeff: He was in pay to the Japanese imperialists and the Nazis. I mean, how can anybody I mean, maybe he wrote a great book about the history of communism, and maybe he was brilliant and everything else, but he was a fricking traitor.
Alexandros: And that’s where you see a when you get Trotskyite groups who are sort of trying to run the left. Well, in Britain they are definitely trying to do that. And when you get leaders who are former Trotskyites like Keir Starmer in Britain the former republic now kisses the monarchy’s hands. Then you can see where they’re sort of coming from.
Jeff: A lot of people don’t know that he was a big-time trader. I think anybody who wants to know about the Soviet Union of the 20th century should read Grover’s Furr books. I mean, it was Trotsky and his henchmen Zhukov and others. They were the ones who created terror in the Soviet Union to discredit Stalin and the government. So, it wasn’t Stalin who did it, it was the Trotskyites who were trying to overthrow the Russian Revolution. Well, I’m glad to hear you know that he was a real turncoat.
Alexandros: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, some of the biggest criticisms that we do hear about the Soviet Union, and I think you just labeled one of them about the Red Terror were actually instigated by Trotsky himself.
Jeff: And paid a Hitler and Tojo. Unbelievable.
Alexandros: And I dare say a lot of Trotsky groups do sort of pay service to his ideology. That’s my view. I also have to say that there’s a lot of people at the lower end of the Trotskyite groups, the ordinary members, I would say most of them are just ignorant about the true meaning of Trotskyism.
Jeff: You are a real Sinophile. In fact, we met in my WeChat forum China Rising Radio Sinoland, and we’ve been in communication together now for several years. Please tell us about your experience with China, your experiences, and your impressions. I didn’t realize you were actually doing business there, so please tell us about that.
Alexandros: Yeah, I first went to China to visit a friend. I mean, I’ve always been intrigued about China, I think partly because of my own background and my educational background I studied history and archeology, and being part of Greek ancient history does appeal to me. So, I’d always had a keen interest in China and seeing the nation et cetera. So, when the opportunity came to see the nation, I embraced it with both hands and I went over there. I saw a friend, and that friend took me around China. My eyes were completely open. I realized that it’s such a huge country, that one trip a month-long would not suffice. I arranged the next year to go for a bit longer.
Jeff: What time period was this? About approximately.
Alexandros: 2012. The first time.
Jeff: About ten years ago.
Alexandros: Yeah. And then in 2013, I went for the second time.
Jeff: All right. Keep going. I just to get a time frame. Go on.
Alexandros: The second time I met a lot of people. You know, there is a slight exotic factor when a European or an African or an American goes to China. So certain areas do not have so many people of different appearances. So, people are more keen there, keen to speak to you, keen to know where you’re from. And that sort of opened doors for me and I just went there for tourist purposes. But it soon became that I started talking about business.
Part of them was through my friend’s parents. They were quite involved in Jiangxi in business, so that opened up a little bit of avenues. I started doing things like importing medical equipment to Britain and then it went on from there. I started I was already involved in the entertainment business in England and decided to cut out the middleman and start importing my own equipment, rather than using a middleman. That was from 2014 onwards and I ended up spending. I was never permanently in China but I was there for a good proportion of a year or two. I think the most was about eight months a year.
Alexandros: From 2014 to the until COVID started, until 2020, I was there for a good proportion of each year and I couldn’t wait to get back every time I left, to be honest, I’ll be honest with you.
Jeff: Yeah. Well, I just spent a month there, it’s hard to come back. It’s so hard to come back and Westerners just can’t understand when I tell them that the Chinese have a better quality of life, a higher quality of life. They are safer. They are more secure. They have an incredible life there. They work hard. There’s no doubt about it. They work hard. They work their asses off. But in terms of like security, opportunity, safety, just everyday life with all the infrastructure and busses and trains and taxis and planes and ships and I mean, it’s just staggering.
Alexandros: I do get a little bit depressed sometimes when I do return, but it also inspires me as well China in a way shows a different sort of world and a different sort of possibilities. I’m not saying that we should be just like China or anybody in the West, any Western European country, but it does show you like, for example, that a publicly owned rail does work. It works a lot better than it does, certainly in Britain, certainly in Greece. I know you and France have a little bit better public transport than we do.
Jeff: Well, but it’s been privatized too. Not to your extent.
Jeff: Public airlines, all the airlines are public. All the airports are public, all the trains are public. All the bus companies are public. All the metros are public. Everything is public. All the banks are public. All the insurance companies are people-owned. And you can just see why the government there with the Communist Party of China being the vanguard party, just really, really, really takes care of the people, and the people take care of each other.
And I think that the biggest issue that Westerners have is that we are so much into this me, myself, and I ethic, the Marlboro Man, the rugged individualist which has never been true, really. It’s just a myth. But the people there really are integrated together and helping each other and on the streets.
Alexandros: There’s a great example from the government when things you can see that when there are emergencies or when there are disasters in China, the way that the government responds to it, it’s far better than anything. I mean, anything that I see here or I’ve seen in my travels in America or the news you can see how Western governments respond to tragedies and disasters can’t compare to how China. I mean, you yourself, you lived in Shenzhen. You must know quite a few of the typhoons, get cleared up in days within, sometimes within 24 hours.
Jeff: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Alexandros: Whereas here in Britain we get a little bit of a wind and it’s a disaster. And people have been suffering from the effects for years we’ve not really even been in a hurricane zone or anything.
Jeff: Yeah. I just was talking to a friend here yesterday and I said up behind the German blockhouses because there’s the German blockhouses here. We’ve got here in Cherbourg. And I said, there’s a huge pile of branches and tree limbs and stuff in the park, about 5 or 6m long and about 2 or 3m wide and about two meters high. And I said, how long that pile of rubbish been sitting there? For over a year. That was from a windstorm, a windstorm a year ago and they still haven’t picked it up. That would last about maybe one day, two days in China. Be gone.
Alexandros: Yeah. A lot of British liberals. We actually have a lot of British liberals and labor supporters who actually admire France and they think it’s something to be an aspiration to. But then at the same time, you talk to them and if you mention China, they sort of look at you aghast and what are you talking about China? No, no, no, no, no, China isn’t without ever having gone so wrong with the propaganda that they’ve been exposed.
Jeff: The Big Lie Propaganda Machine, the Sinophobia and the yellow peril, and it’s been ingrained in us going back 300 years. So, nothing’s changed. And of course, now that China’s been communist since 1949 the war against China has never stopped since the Opium Wars. And in 1839 the West declared war on China since 1839. And it just got worse since 1949 with the Communist revolution.
There was a little bit of a hiatus, a little bit of a lull with Deng Xiaoping from the 1980s, 1990s up into the 2000 and but then, Hillary Clinton and Obama came out with the Asian pivot, pivot to Asia in 2011 and so the war was back on and it hasn’t stopped since. So, when are you going to get to go back?
Alexandros: Oh yeah, a good question. I hope soon, but I’ve got a lot of other commitments at the moment and party work, so I was hoping this year. That’s why I was a little bit when I saw you, that you go, I was alerted and saw your wonderful pictures and videos was, I do have to admit and confess that I was slightly envious. Well, maybe more than slightly to be honest, but I’m realistically looking at next year and there’s a possibility that my son might go to do a master’s. He was meant to have done one of his years in China as his university has a department in China in Ningbo.
Jeff: Okay. Right. Jiangsu, Jiangsu.
Alexandros: Zhejiang province. Yeah, but he couldn’t go because of Covid. There were restrictions still there. So, he didn’t get to have that year there. So, I’m sort of encouraging him and he is willing to go and wants to go to perhaps do a master’s there.
Jeff: Do you still have an LLC there?
Alexandros: No, I’ve got to renew that et cetera if I do start doing that. But yeah.
Jeff: If you need help, my CPA can help you. He’ll get you set up.
Alexandros: Thank you very much for that.
Jeff: And Shenzhen is the place to go to get a company because mine was canceled during COVID-19 too. So, then I had to go back and get it re-restarted. But my CPA will be happy to help you. He’s not going to do it for free. And he could actually be your CPA for your company. And Shenzhen is the best place in China to set up a business.
Alexandros: Yeah, I know. I think the last time that we were both in China, we were both in Shenzhen, but I think we just kept traveling.
Alexandros: I got the chance because I was initially more in a Jiang Shi than I moved mostly to Shenzhen, because that’s, like you say, the place to especially to get equipment and for business. Anybody Shenzhen is.
Jeff: And it’s got a port and it’s right next door to Hong Kong.
Alexandros: Yeah, not a big fan of Hong Kong myself, but yeah, I used to often go to Hong Kong Church every Sunday when I was living in Shenzhen.
Jeff: Oh yeah, to go to the Orthodox Church there.
Alexandros: Although there was an Orthodox Russian-speaking church in Shenzhen that didn’t have its own building, it was just rented. And they would change every few months, but I cannot speak Russian at all. And I’d prefer to go to one where I could understand. That’s why I’d go occasionally to the Russian one but when I could, I’d get to Hong Kong and I couldn’t wait to get back.
Jeff: Yeah, yeah, well, I’ve been through that when I walk across the river I turn back to Shenzhen and I go, goodbye, 21st century. And then I head to Hong Kong. I continue on the bridge over onto the Hong Kong side. Hello 20th century.
Alexandros: Yeah. And when I actually tell a lot of friends that, and they actually get shocked. What you’re saying Hong Kong is less technologically advanced than Shenzhen. Oh, hell yeah.
Jeff: Jesus Christ, you have people who have no idea. It’s like two different worlds. It’s just unbelievable.
Alexandros: Absolutely. The one good thing I would say from going to Hong Kong regularly. Then I went, especially during 2019, I would go every Sunday and that exposed me to a lot of the Hong Kong protests. And I did actually a few times tackle protesters et cetera and it’s helped me stay mean. Recently on October 1st, actually, I was invited by patriotic Hongkongers who the celebration of their National Day event in Birmingham Britain. And that was done by patriotic Hongkongers who recognized what did in 2019. And I’ve got a lot closer to them. And that’s one thing I would be thankful to Hong Kong for.
Jeff: So, what’s next personally and politically to close out this wonderful show?
Alexandros: Personally, I need to work more on my business and get more gigs in, more customers in because we did lose a lot during Covid. As for the political capacity, it’s upwards and onwards, I guess because a lot of people, especially now, people are getting used to the hypocrisy of our ruling duopoly here in Britain. And there’s a lot of people becoming increasingly disgruntled with the traditional parties. So, I think there’s ample room there for us to grow. And we are growing, actually Workers Party of Britain, we’re very much growing. We’ve had a new intake of many people who were disgruntled with especially labor and we’ve got two new members.
Jeff: Tony Blair.
Jeff: What a turncoat.
Alexandros: Oh, yeah. Absolutely.
Jeff: Well, briefly. So, you’re in the entertainment business?
Speaker3: What do you do? Do you organize concerts and stuff or what do you do?
Alexandros: I’ve done but at the moment, we’ve taken a step back on that. We’re now just supplying equipment mostly for.
Jeff: For concerts and public venues and that kind of stuff.
Alexandros: We did start off doing our own event, et cetera, and that’s when we started. I started personally bringing the equipment from China, cutting out the middleman. Then we started. As you can understand, in that sort of field, Covid was a big, big, big, big hit for a lot of people.
Jeff: Yeah, yeah for everybody.
Alexandros: Created a monopoly.
Jeff: Yeah, yeah. Well, listen, this has been a wonderful conversation Alexandros Schulman and I hope everybody out there who wants to break free from the status quo and who wants to take a step towards what they know is or believe to be the truth but are afraid to go there. Here we have a wonderful example, Alexandros Schulman. He’s a married man. He’s got children, he’s got a business, but he’s also a socialist and a very committed one.
So, it can be done. It can be done. So, thank you. Thank you so much, Alexandros. And I’ll get this in the can since you know all that lingo, if you’re in the I’ll get it in the can and I’ll get it produced and then I’ll get it transcribed and I’ll send it to you. So, if the Workers Party of Great Britain wants to use either the audio or the video, I always do audio video and transcript and I’ll send them all to you and we will probably be in touch tonight or tomorrow on WeChat.
Jeff: We’re going to keep in touch.
Jeff: On China Rising Radio Sinoland. So, thank you so much. I’ll give you a Buddhist bow and to a Greek Orthodox to a Greek Orthodox socialist. So, thank you for being on and it’s been a real pleasure. All right. Bye-bye.
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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 https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=YBKHEAAAQBAJ
China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=YNmLEAAAQBAJ
BIG Red Book on China: Chinese History, Culture and Revolution
Amazon print and ebooks (Kindle):
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
China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations
BIG Red Book on China: Chinese History, Culture and Revolution
Praise for The China Trilogy:
Why and How China works: With a Mirror to Our Own History
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Wechat group: search the phone number +8619806711824 or my ID, Mr_Professor_Brown, friend request and ask Jeff to join the China Rising Radio Sinoland Wechat group. He will add you as a member, so you can join in the ongoing discussion.