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These seven perils were enumerated in a memo, referred to as Document No. 9, that bears the unmistakable imprimatur of Xi Jinping, China’s new top leader. The first was “Western constitutional democracy”; others included promoting “universal values” of human rights, Western-inspired notions of media independence and civic participation, ardently pro-market “neo-liberalism,” and “nihilist” criticisms of the party’s traumatic past.
Devastating comments about our First World Crises®

Devastating comments about our First World Crises®


Profits before people, always.

Profits before people, always.

Bizarre Chinese Old-folks Choir Covers Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
(by mishenic)

a group of retired senior citizens (over)cheerfully beat out a version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” in Changsha’s local dialect, accompanied by miniskirted Chinese musicians playing crystal traditional Chinese instruments

They survived both The Cultural Revolution and The Great Leap Forward…they might as well.

China Seeks Military Bases in Pakistan

Taking a page from failing U.S. policy, China seeks to embroil itself in Pakistan’s restive backlands


Don’t forget they both have nukes.

Russia, China & others block UN action on Syria abuses

Russia & China do nothing to stop carnage in Syria

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has “lost all sense of humanity,” and President Barack Obama has called the attacks in Syria “horrifying.”

Italy recalled its ambassador from Damascus this week. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said: “The Government has been trying to keep the world blind about the alarming situation in the country by refusing access to foreign journalists, independent human rights groups and to the fact-finding mission mandated by the Human Rights Council.”

Still, no official action was taken by the world body.

"The shadow of Libya hovers over the (Security) Council," Stephane Crouzat, press spokesman of the French Mission to the U.N., told CBS News on Tuesday evening.

Just minutes later, Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Ambassador to the U.N., emerged after two days of negotiations to say that there was no agreement.

Churkin said Russia’s view, shared by several members of the Council, was that the proposals on the table were “too far reaching,” and that “the required balance has not been achieved in the course of the discussions and the current shape and form of the text may not play a constructive and positive role which we would like to see the Security Council play.”

Calling it “time wasted,” Churkin said there have been a “number of ideological things that took our attention away from the necessary impact from the proper message from the Security Council.”

It’s all about maintaining power and a nation in your sphere of influence or keeping Syria out of someone else’s. Syrians are not your slaves people, they belong to Assad….they are none of your business, right?

Thousands of Chinese revolt against state authority..

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“Beijing fears an uprising of the masses as angry men set fire to police cars, attack officials and build barricades in the southwest of China.”

Jiang Qing, widow of Mao ZedongAt her sentencing for being a member of The Gang of Four, Jiang Qing called the Chinese Central Committee “fascists.” It made headlines; I’ll never forget that I read about it on a skiing vacation in Aspen, CO. I love that word fascist: it’s more offensive as another four letter word that starts with F - sometimes it’s even truer.

It’s so ironic that her insult turned out to be prophetic.

Reports that the Pakistan authorities have allowed Chinese military engineers to examine the wreck of one of the American Black Hawk helicopters used in the raid to kill Osama bin Laden have further soured relations between the US and Pakistan.

The news, first reported by the Financial Times out of Washington, emphasises yet again the close ties between the Chinese and Pakistan military, and China’s increasing involvement in the crisis in Afghanistan.

Chinese engineers were allowed to inspect the shell of the specially adapted Black Hawk which crashed on the outer wall of the Bin Laden compound in the garrison town of Abbottabad in Pakistan. It was carrying members of the US Seal team that killed the al-Qaeda leader. The aircraft clipped the wall and had to be abandoned, not before the Seals had blown it up.
I wonder what it says about China in that book.whiskeyandgoatsmilk:


New Release: Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths
If I see someone in Brooklyn, durring a Smith’s speed dating and reading this i’ll kill myself.
I wonder what it says about China in that book.

whiskeyandgoatsmilk:

New Release: Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths

If I see someone in Brooklyn, durring a Smith’s speed dating and reading this i’ll kill myself.

…and Socialism is still dead in China. Fascism has replaced it.

…and Socialism is still dead in China. Fascism has replaced it.