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1-“This article is unique as it kills two "#China loving birds" with one stone ... #Kissinger & #Paulson ..”..“Paulson,like Kissinger,continues 2 ignore the multidimensional nature of China’s undeclared #coldwar against the United States and the West.... thehill.com/opinion/intern…
2...4 example,US Senate panel recently criticized US science agencies 4 failing 2 respond 2 the threat posed by #China’s talent-recruitment programs.#Beijing’s involvement has allowed China 2 divert US gov’t funds & private-sector technology 2 advance its military&economic goals.
3..”Lenin & Stalin had their“useful idiots”in the West.#Mao Zedong,&successors up 2 &including Xi Jinping,have what might be called their useful ‘geniuses’.-What distinguishes #Trump administration from its predecessors is the recognition that decades of US engagement with China-
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"Uighurs make up close to 90 percent of the population in the south, compared to just under half in #Xinjiang over all, and Mr. Xi set a long-term goal of attracting more Han Chinese settlers."

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
"[#Xi] & other party leaders ordered a quasi-#military organization, the #Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps [#XPCC], to accelerate efforts to settle the area with more #HanChinese, the docs show."
nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Here's my history of XPCC: andrewerickson.com/2009/08/people…
I offer a history of #Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps [#XPCC] in the #Encyclopedia of Modern #China:
amazon.com/gp/product/068…

Here are the key excerpts from “People’s Liberation Army: #Military Enterprises & Industry Since 1949” (pp. 112-115): andrewerickson.com/2009/08/people…
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1. Je ne crois pas être sensible mais je suis totalement choqué par ce livre. La barbarie lors de la #RevolutionCulturelle dépasse l’entendement.
2. Exécutions sommaires et actes de barbarie, pour des motifs futiles ou inexistants...
3. Comment on fait pour arracher la jambe d’un enfant encore vivant?
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#MustRead @NewYorker: China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

People the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.

bei lüyou—“to be touristed”—joins passive voice phrases describing things PRC gov’t does to people
Chinese #netizen slang: "whenever law enforcement frames people, or otherwise conscripts them into an activity, the prefix bei is used to indicate the passive tense. Hence: bei loushui (to be tax-evaded), bei zisha (to be suicided), bei piaochang (to be johned), and so on."
"In a joke [Chinese liberals—educated urbanites] liked about the 2016 U.S. election, a bunch of eunuchs are so appalled by the bawdy quarrels among the married folk that they congratulate themselves: 'How fortunate we are to be castrated!'"

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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#China will attempt a forceful unification with #Taiwan by 2021, the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi's grand dream of national rejuvenation entails unifying all that #CCP considers Chinese lands, especially Taiwan.

This THREAD looks at this potential scenario.
The legitimacy of the #CCP regime under Xi is based on the twin pillars of economic growth and nationalism. For the party-state, unifying the mainland and Taiwan is critical to its aspirations of national rejuvenation and erasure of national humiliation.
Why would PRC force a unification as early as 2021? 1) 2021 is the centenary of the #CCP; anniversaries and dates have massive symbolic importance in China's political culture. 2) Xi wants unification to be part of his legacy. This is the only way that he can outshine #Mao.
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