Today, Beijing makes two claims:
1) Only Marxism can save China;
2) Only China can advance Marxism.
Put it plainly, it is making the claim, that
only the Communit Party can get China out of foreign
control, and only the Communit Party can grow China's
Case study 2: Assassination via the Kashmir Princess, 1955
"In the documents, it was learned that
Zhou Enlai had been tipped off about the upcoming bombing of
the Kashmir Princess. Rather than cancel the flight and
lodge a protest, he had assigned lower level Chinese cadre
officials onto the airplane as well as a set of journalists
(as their presence would result in a wider array of press
Pheonix TV had a documentary, the link was
accessible a few years ago, featured the younger brother of
director of Hong Kong Branch of Xinhua News Agency, who
recalled how the director said farewell to his wife when he
(no longer accessible; footage total length
71'10"; farewell at the airstair of Kashmir was at 27'30").
developments in Hong Kong
Polytechnic University besiege in mid-Nov
"Tears and pride
By Grace Tsoi, BBC News, Hong Kong
Worried parents whose children were
trapped inside the Polytechnic University were among the 200
protesters who joined a peaceful rally on Monday night in
eastern Tsim Sha Tsui, a tourist area which is only 300
metres away from the besieged campus."
HK's former President of Legislative Council
had to clarify that a young student he escorted out of
police besiege is not the grnddaughter of former premier Zhu
Rongji, who negotiated China's accession to WTO with the US.
Two HK executives, exposed by a would-be
Chinese defector, have been tracked by Taiwan since 2016
Relationship between China, Taiwan, and the US
President Reagan's answer to CCTV anchor in
1984 regarding US relations with Mainland and Taiwan.
President Reagan told CCTV that he came to
China with utmost sincerity, yet the U.S. will not turn its
back to Taiwan, an old friend. A freind who honors his
commitments is more worthy of others' trust.
Beijing's assertiveness since 2009
President Obama's comment on Mainland-Taiwan relations
during his visit to China in Nov 2009.
Beijing has sensed softness in U.S. policy.
1) President Obama mentioned the three
communique, without mentioning Taiwan Relations Act;
2) President Obama observed that these
were "tensions that date back before you were born or even
before I was born".
Soon second-level Chinese officials started shouting and
wagging his finger at the US President
"Chinese diplomacy at this meeting
overall was somewhat puzzling.
Second-level Chinese officials showed up at
critical meetings of heads of state on Friday afternoon -
the kind of clumsy tactic that Beijing is usually far too
smart to employ. The open dissent at the Friday evening
meeting - including having one member of Wen's [premier Wen
Jiabao] delegation shout and wag his finger at President
Obama - suggests that Wen had lost control over his own
negotiating team (Wen told the translator not to translate
this official's initial outburst and then simply ignored him
the second time he raised his voice). Was Wen going beyond
the limits of his negotiating authority? Were members of his
negotiating team protecting their personal flanks back in
Whatever the explanation, this initial
Chinese foray into the middle of a global conference with
extremely high stakes highlighted that Beijing still has
some work to do as it assumes more central roles in global
negotiations on financial, nuclear and other issues."
Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic
arrival at G20
 It is time to stand firm
on American values
Beijing's position oscilates on tariffs during the trade
China’s White Paper on U.S. Economic and Trade Talks
Bloomberg News June 2, 2019
"One prerequisite for a trade deal is
that the US should remove all additional tariffs imposed on
Chinese exports ..."
China’s Commerce Ministry says trade war should be ended by
"China is still calling for the U.S. to
roll back tariffs as part of any “phase one” agreement, as
trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies
From "removing" to "[China] believes that ... tariffs should
Trump Upbeat on US-China Talks as Beijing
Underscores Tariff-Cut Demands By Reuters December 05, 2019
"The Chinese side believes that if the
two sides reach a phase one deal, tariffs should be lowered
accordingly," Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng
told reporters, adding that both sides were maintaining
Huawei employee wrongfully jailed for 251 days
"The case has caused widespread outrage
in China, with Mr Li receiving an outpouring of support from
users on social network Weibo.
In an open letter addressed to the Huawei
founder, Ren Zhengfei, the former employee apologised for
causing a scandal.
He wrote: "It wasn't my intention to
cause so much attention online and I am sorry about it."
Results of HK district election
The landslide victory of pro-democracy
candidates and record voter turnout in Hong Kong's district
election last Sunday is a stunning show of support from HK
citizens for protestors who put their lives on the line.
People in HK share the same values on which
the United States was founded. Support and voice from
WeThePeople Radio, at a time when Beijing's resort to deceit
and coercion is chipping away at the truths and values of
America's founding, speaks volume that America still holds
these truths self-evident, and our support for people in
Hong Kong is best defense at home on these universal values
that transcend time and space.
Associated Press 1-minute footage of how Putin turned his
cold shoulder to Xi :)