Category: Dìyuán Politika

The Dragon’s Gift and the Eagles Promise II

In 1975, at the tail end of the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, Zhou Enlai proclaimed before the National People’s Congress and Mao Zedong his “Four Modernizations” whose focuses on material development were a stark contrast to “revolutionary” policy that focused on upending society to create an idealized revolutionary state.

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Afghan Angst I

Before the wall-to-wall coverage of COVID-19, didn’t the United States sign a peace deal with the Taliban? For that matter, wasn’t World War III about to happen at the start of this year? It’s simply overwhelming.

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