China’s Government Passes New Law Against “Defamation” of the Military

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‚Äôs Congress (NPC) passed the "Law… Continue reading China’s Government Passes New Law Against “Defamation” of the Military

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

"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