(by Kyla Duhamel via Wikimedia Commons) On October 1, 1970, Edgar Snow sat on the balcony of Tiananmen Square alongside Mao Zedong and other prominent Chinese Communist leaders as tens of thousands of people paraded in front of the main gate to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Snow was… Continue reading Chinese State Media Launch Edgar Snow Newsroom to Spread Communist Party Propaganda Through Foreigners
Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building (centre-left, formerly Prince of Wales Building, by Yomasro Lauij Rowuppe via Wikimedia Commons) Since taking over the former British colony of Hong Kong in 1997, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has dismantled the freedoms and civil liberties that the city enjoyed, in violation of the Joint Declaration… Continue reading Chinese Communist Party Official Calls Opponents of One-Party Rule The “Real Enemies” of Hong Kong
Great Hall of the People, Beijing (by N509FZ via Wikimedia Commons) The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has passed a new law criminalizing speech that slanders or defames the military and members of the armed forces. On Thursday (June 10) the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the "Law… Continue reading China’s Government Passes New Law Against “Defamation” of the Military
Yao Ming carries the Olympic torch in Tiananmen Square for the 2008 Beijing Olympics (by 麦哲伦 via Wikimedia Commons) On June 4 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that Beijing's hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics offers the chance to press China on its human rights record. "The pressure on China right now from the… Continue reading Are The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics a Propaganda Platform for the Chinese Communist Party?
(photo by Jorge Láscar via Wikimedia Commons) In September 2020, Zhang Weiwei (张维为), the director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Shanghai’s Fudan University, said during an interview on Chinese television: The Chinese have a culture of ‘being kind to others’ and of giving face to others, which the West does not have. That’s… Continue reading Does China’s Regime Have a ‘Culture of Being Kind and of Giving Face to Others’?
"Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,'" said Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong in a speech on November 6, 1938. "Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party." War, revolution and violence are themes… Continue reading Militarism in China’s Political System – The Emergence of Warlords in Late Imperial China and Its Influence on the Chinese Communist Party and the Guomindang
Poster of Deng Xiaoping in Lizhi Park (by そらみみ via Wikimedia Commons) When the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Russian government and established the world's first Communist dictatorship in 1917, the new regime's aim was to abolish capitalism. “Socialism means the abolition of classes,” declared Lenin… Continue reading Lenin’s New Economic Policy and Deng Xiaoping’s Reform and Opening Up – Contradictions of Communist Theory and the Embrace of State-Led Markets
Shanghai skyline (by MasaneMiyaPA via Wikimedia Commons) In a recent interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised the Chinese government, calling it "sensitive" to public opinion. "When I meet with Chinese government officials, they're always very concerned about this. Are people going to be happy about a thing? Is this going to actually serve the benefit… Continue reading The Chinese Government’s “United Front” and the Threat to Liberal Democracies
On April 27 The Global Times, a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), published an op-ed claiming that the United States will lose a war over Taiwan. "Considering the congestion of hostile forces in, above, and below the Taiwan Straits and South China Sea, conflict could explode by accident or design," the article states.… Continue reading “US Will Lose War With China Over Taiwan”, China’s State Media Threatens
The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) ordered primary and secondary schools to remove from curricula and libraries foreign books that are believed by the authorities to "worship and pandering to foreign thought" and to promote a wide range of ideas, from religious doctrines to "individualism". The move comes as the Chinese Communist… Continue reading China’s Government Orders Schools To Remove Books That “Worship Foreign Thought”