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Mao’s ‘Smile’, Nixon’s ‘Frown’: What Modi Can Learn From Indira’s Mistakes In Befriending China

Chairman Mao Zedong, accompanied by Premier Zhou Enlai, shook hands with the guests. But when he came to Mishra, Mao conveyed an unexpected message: “We cannot keep on quarrelling like this. We should try and be friends again.  India is a great country. Indian people, are good people. We will be friends again someday”. Mishra replied: “We are ready to do it today”. Then Mao said: “Please convey my message of best wishes and greetings to your President and your Prime Minister.”

Read Here – The Wire

Chairman Xi, Chinese Idol

It’s worth noting that the presidency in China is largely ceremonial. Real power resides in leadership of the Communist Party and the Central Military Commission. These are separate positions that Xi already holds and that have no term limits. So, in theory, the change in the constitution wasn’t necessary for Xi to exercise power indefinitely; as head of the Party and military, he already has it.

Read Here – The New York Review of Books

Globalisation Has Created A Chinese Monster

Confidence in globalisation saw massive amounts of Western capital and intellectual property flow to emerging markets, above all to China. But few in the West registered the geopolitical significance of this at the time. Instead, they praised the economic growth story. And not without good reason: the integration of China into global markets lifted a billion people out of poverty. It remains a testament to the material benefits of removing geopolitical obstructions from the development of global business.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Xi Jinping’s name Is Enshrined In Communist Party Charter, At Par With Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

China’s top graft-buster Wang Qishan is not on the list of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and is therefore confirmed to be retiring from the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of the Chinese leadership…The release of the list came after the twice-in-a-decade national congress adopted the political ideology of President Xi Jinping into the charter of the Communist Party as it concluded its meeting.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

CPC elects new Central Committee in leadership transition

Confident Xi Reaches Out To Trusted Colleagues

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will stay on as head of government for another term while President Xi Jinping’s name will be enshrined in the Communist Party’s charter alongside those of late leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping…

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Mao Zedong’s Grandson Among The ‘Princelings’ Not Invited To China’s Party Congress

A grandson of Mao Zedong is among the “princelings” from China’s People’s Liberation Army who have not been invited to the upcoming 19th party congress. Major General Mao Xinyu is one of five senior military figures descended from or with close family ties to revolutionary generals or former state leaders who will miss out on China’s most important political event, which is held just once every five years.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

After Tibet, China Wants To Occupy Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan And Arunachal To Fulfil Mao’s Old Dream

China’s legendary revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, standing in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in the 1950s, talked about Tibet and the Himalayas: “Xizang (Tibet) is China’s right hand’s palm, which is detached from its five fingers — of Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal (formerly NEFA). As all of these five are either occupied by, or under the influence of India, it is China’s responsibility to ‘liberate’ the five to be rejoined with Xizang (Tibet).”

Read Here – Defence News India

China Says Will Never Allow The Repetition Of Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution, initiated by the national leader and exploited by the reactionaries, is an internal chaos bringing disasters to the party, the country and the people. The history has proved that the Cultural Revolution was totally wrong in its theory and practice.

Read Here – People’s Daily

Does The Cultural Revolution’s Brutal Legacy Haunt President Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’?

Today’s China is nowhere near the point of another Cultural Revolution, and the 50th anniversary of the start of that traumatic era will go unmarked in official circles. Chinese leaders “are frightened of the Cultural Revolution,” says the historian Frank Dikötter. “They think that’s what might happen if you give ordinary people a say.”

Read Here – Wall Street Journal

In Beijing’s World War II Narrative, Communists Get Starring Role

Beijing’s reading of history is intended to serve two purposes: to emphasize the war guilt of Japan, China’s archrival, and elevate the role of the Chinese Communist Party in defeating Japanese militarism. Both support President Xi Jinping’s aspirations for China to throw aside the postwar order in Asia and assert itself more vigorously.
Read Here – Wall Street Journal

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