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Diary Of A Player In The First US Orchestra Ever To Visit Mao’s China

As the Philadelphia Orchestra prepares to depart for its 12th tour to China, here are excerpts from a journal kept by the piccolo player on the orchestra’s first tour there, back in 1973. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, China, Mao, Philadelphia Orchestra, 05.09.19

How Do You Bring Hong Kongers Back To Boring Old Cantonese Opera? Write One About Donald Trump, Zombies, And ‘The Sound Of Music’

Trump on Show, which ran for four days last month at the city’s last commercial Cantonese opera theater, “tells a story of Mr. Trump’s long-lost twin, Chuan Pu, who was raised in China and works at a crematory. There he meets the undead corpse of Liu Shaoqi, the Chinese leader who died during the Cultural Revolution. The opera includes a Ping-Pong game between Mao and Nixon, who later gets stumbling drunk at a state banquet; a visit to the White House by a scheming Kim Jong-un; the ghost of Lin...
Tags: Art, White House, China, Theatre, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Mao, Nixon, Kim Jong, 05.08.19, Chuan Pu, Liu Shaoqi

LKY was extraordinarily influential in changing China – the amazing story in LKY’s understated words

These extracts from LKY’s 2000 book, FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST, confirms how deeply Singapore has influenced China. ==== My meeting with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was unforgettable. A dapper, stocky man of 74, not more than five feet tall, in a beige Mao suit came down from a Boeing 707 at Paya Lebar airport […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, China, Singapore, Current Affairs, Boeing, Mao, Deng Xiaoping, Paya Lebar, LKY

Millions of Chinese youth 'volunteers' to be sent to villages in echo of Maoist policy

Communist Youth League students to ‘spread civilisation’ in countryside and ‘promote technology’China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago.The Communist Youth League (CYL) has promised to despatch more than 10 million students to “rural zones” by 2022 in order to “increase their skills, spread civilisation and promote science and technology”, according to a Commun...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, Communism, Mao, Mao Zedong, Communist Youth League, Communist Youth League CYL

Millions of Chinese youth 'volunteers' to be sent to villages in echo of Mao policy

Communist Youth League students to ‘spread civilisation’ in countryside and ‘promote technology’China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago.The Communist Youth League (CYL) has promised to despatch more than 10 million students to “rural zones” by 2022 in order to “increase their skills, spread civilisation and promote science and technology”, according to a Commun...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, Communism, Mao, Mao Zedong, Communist Youth League, Communist Youth League CYL

NYT: Attempted population mind control using a party app in China

All over China, people are furiously tapping on their smartphones to improve their score on an app - Study the Great Nation - a new app devoted to promoting President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party — a kind of high-tech equivalent of Mao’s Little Red Book. Many spend several hours daily on the app, checking news about Mr. Xi and brushing up on socialist theories.Schools are shaming students with low app scores. Private companies, hoping to curry favor with party officials, are ranking...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, China, Xi Jinping, Communist Party, Mao, Xi

Japanese Horror Comedy One Cut of the Dead Heads to Shudder

Japanese horror comedy One Cut of the Dead heads to Shudder The Japanese zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead is heading to Shudder. Variety reports that the AMC-owned horror streaming service has acquired the North American rights to the low-budget horror flick, with plans to launch in Australia and New Zealand later this year. The film comes from writer/director Shin’ichirô Ueda, who made the film for a mere $27,000. So far, it’s played at over 100 film festivals around the globe, and raked i...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Horror, Amc, New Zealand, Mao, Shin, Living Dead, Ueda, Shudder, Horror News, One Cut of the Dead, Shudder Variety

Chinese Mountain Climbing Epic Climbers Lands Jackie Chan, Wu Jing

Chinese mountain climbing epic Climbers lands Jackie Chan, Wu Jing Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) and Wu Jing (The Wandering Earth) will be co-starring in an upcoming big-screen epic about the first Chinese mountaineers to conquer the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is tentatively titled Climbers, and will be directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee and produced by Shanghai Film Group. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandA...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, China, Everest, Jackie Chan, Mount Everest, Climbers, Mao, Wu, Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Lee, ComingSoon, Movie News, VCG VCG, North Ridge, Wu Jing

Claims that NZ shooter was a pro

From GAB... Wardo Rants @WardoRants 31 minutes ago Brendon O'Connell - Mosque Shooter Was Professionally Trained They took down Brendon's Vimeo channel but I captured this prior. by Brendon O'Connell The guy was clearly trained. No if's, no buts. He was cool as a cucumber. He has done this before. The way he would reload - step back in the narrow hallway so there was less chance of being jumped as he reloaded. He is totally confident. The video is very disturbing, especially the young Mu...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Syria, Pakistan, House, Palestine, New Zealand, Weapon, Hitler, Political News and Discussion, Nz, Mao, Brendon, Arafat, Steve Bannon, Julius Evola

GOLFTEC Sprouts In Shenzhen As Golf In China Blooms

On the surface, China's stance on golf can be as hard to read on as a triple breaking 21-foot putt.  Mao found golf too bougie and decadent and there was a golf embargo during the Cultural Revolution which lasted into the 1980s.   When it lifted Chung Shan Hot Spring, an Arnold Palmer design in Zhongshan south of the pearl river delta in Guangdong province sprung up and the game began to take root and grow like kudzu.  But then that green light from Beijing turned yellow.  A golf course con...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Mao, Arnold Palmer, Zhongshan, GOLFTEC, China Blooms

Chinese sci-fi writers give us a glimpse into China’s dystopian present and future

A thoroughly scientific dictatorship will never be overthrown — Aldous Huxley In contemporary China, it’s hard to know what people outside the party dictatorship think about the future. As in the former Soviet Union, often the best guide may be not in the controlled media or cowed academia, but in the speculative wanderings of writers. Chinese science fiction began back in the last days of the Qing dynasty, and, as author Liu Cixin suggests, became identified with a science-based optimism that f...
Tags: Opinion, China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Xi Jinping, George Orwell, Houston, Communist Party, Mao, Soviet Union, Ma, Europe China, Chapman University in Orange, Newsom, Shen

Invitation to Tea: A Revolutionary Song

On February 5th, 2019’s Lunar New Year day, several free over-the-air channels broadcasted CCTV (China Central Television)’s Spring Festival Gala live. Watching four hours of sporadically inscrutable spectacles–made possible by armies of performers and surrealistic computer-generated imageries (CGI)–is really a fun way to celebrate the New Year; even for those who speak not a word of Mandarin. While being ferried across a gigantic fountain, two famous personalities–one actor and one actress–sa...
Tags: Travel, Tea, China, History, Red Army, Stalin, Mao, Soviet Union, Mao Zedong, Hunan Province, Lunar New Year, Jiangxi Province, People 's Liberation Army, CCTV China Central Television, JingGang Mountains, Drink Red Homeland

Bright Sheng: My Father’s Letter and Bernstein’s Question

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu We’ve been wanting to talk with Bright Sheng for years, but given his teaching schedule at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his commitments to participate in performances of his music either as a pianist or a conductor all over the world, he has been difficult to pin down. But when we finally met with him on Presidents’ Day in his pied-à-terre across the street from Lincoln Center, it proved to be worth th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Usa, New York, Tibet, France, China, Russia, New York City, Religion, America, San Francisco, Gorbachev, Ukraine, United States, New York Times

We Just Want a “Safer America” Swear Gun Banners

Opinion Liberal progressives are today working tirelessly to similarly convert all American gun-owners to outcasts, all “suspects,” all dangerous “dissidents.” Original image Bluemel1 Wikimedia Commons Ft Collins, CO –-( “In any ‘compromise’ between food and poison, only death can win. In any ‘compromise’ between good and evil, only evil can profit.” ~ Ayn Rand In a recent interview with the New Yorker, a highly-regarded (among her fellow liberals) “progressive” politician, Luc...
Tags: Usa, Guns, La, America, Cambodia, Ussr, Cuba, Pol Pot, Castro, Nra, Mao, PRC, Ernesto, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Lucy McBath

Donald Trump arrives in Vietnam for Kim Jong-un summit

US President Donald Trump landed in Hanoi on Tuesday for two days of talks to try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear arsenal. Trump arrived on Air Force One after flying half way around the world from Washington, while Kim arrived earlier, following a two-and-a-half-day train journey from Pyongyang. They were due to have dinner Wednesday and continue talks on Thursday. The normally chaotic streets of central Hanoi ground to a halt as Kim’s convoy arrived in the Vi...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, US, Bloomberg, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Trump, Mao, Mercedes Benz

Mao and Chou put glow on Richard Nixon’s day - archive, 22 February 1972

22 February 1972: Richard Nixon begins a seven-day visit to the People’s Republic of China - the first visit to the country by a US presidentPeking, February 21Capping one of the most improbable of days, President Nixon and the Chinese Premier Chou En-lai [Zhou Enlai] toasted each other at a sumptuous banquet tonight in words that promised success for their summit talks this week. Related: From the archive, 21 February 1972: Anti-American slogans greet Nixon in Peking Continue reading...
Tags: China, US, US news, Mao, Nixon, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon, People 's Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, Chou, Chou En lai

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran who became a vocal critic of the regime has boycotted her father’s funeral. Li Rui’s memorial was held Wednesday morning at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery. His daughter Li Nanyang says that was against her father’s wishes. She says her father had three clear desires: […]
Tags: News, Beijing, Nation, Chinese communist party, Mao, Nation & World, Li Rui, Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, Li Nanyang

Endro So Tiny & Precious

Cuteness has been made the star of Endro‘s latest broadcast as always, with its 6th episode bound to have watchers falling in love with the delightfully tiny Mao as she takes part in some luscious licking whilst providing other cute visuals. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Fantasy, Anime, Fetish, Mao, Moe, Image Gallery, Gokumi, Endro

America’s role model should be America

President Trump may take blind patriotism too far, but his often nativist stance seems likely to prevail against Democrats whose policy prescriptions increasingly draw from “models” as China, Scandinavia or Germany. Such infatuations have been commonplace for a century among intellectuals inspired variously by Imperial Germany, fascist Italy, the Soviet Union or mercantilist Japan. Over time, these shiny models usually ended up like broken toys on the bedroom floor of an overindulged toddler. Ye...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, California, Opinion, China, Germany, America, Eu, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Italy, Middle East, Venezuela

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping

Li Rui - once Mao's confidante, later an outspoken critic of the ruling party - has died aged 101.
Tags: News, Xi Jinping, Mao, Li Rui

Iran forbids walking dogs and transporting dogs in cars

\ APF Getty According to a ban enacted January 29 if police catch anyone driving anywhere in the city of Tehran with their dogs—they will be “dealt with severely.” To those who ignore the dog walking ban lawmakers proposed in 2014 the punishment would be 74 lashes and a minimum fine of $3,500. Their dogs would be taken away from them and sent to a zoo or, worse, abandoned in the desert. And yet dog ownership continues to rise. Dog owners have not yet had to suffer this harsh punishment. Polic...
Tags: China, Pets, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Mao, Jan, Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi

Trump vs. the Spy Chiefs: Who’s Right?

President Trump U.S.A. –-( To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense. Now Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, in public testimony to Congress, has contradicted Trump about the threats that face the nation. Contrary to what the president believes, Coats says, North Korea is unlikely to give up its nucl...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Congress, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Intelligence, Afghanistan, West, Taliban

“Steps In The Right Direction”, Right for Who? Resist

Opinion “Steps In The Right Direction”, Right for Who? Resist Ft Collins, CO –-( “After our enemies with guns have all been wiped out, there will still be enemies without guns, and they are bound to struggle desperately against us. We must never regard these enemies lightly.” ~ Report to the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, 1949, by Mao Tse Tung “Live Free or Die” The above New Hampshie state motto is attributed to John St...
Tags: Guns, Barack Obama, Mao, Bennington, Communist Party of China, Planet Earth, John Farnam, John Stark, Gun Rights News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, Mao Tse tung, Joe Stalin, I will Not Comply, Seventh Central Committee

What is socialism like in China?

China has undergone massive economic reforms over the last few decades while remaining officially communist.The state still has tremendous power over the economy, but private enterprise and markets dominate daily life. The question of if the Chinese economy is technically capitalist remains unanswered. When people today think of a communist country, they often think of The People's Republic of China. Once known as a promoter of global revolution, it is now better known as the workshop of the wor...
Tags: Politics, China, Russia, Markets, Economics, Gorbachev, Beijing, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Shanghai, Ussr, Joseph Stalin, Mao, Maoism, Marx

Democratic 2020 candidates: less is more

Forty-five years ago, while running for governor of California the first time, Jerry Brown embraced a new book with a memorable title: “Small Is Beautiful.” It was written by E.F. Schumacher, an Oxford economist who’d left his native Germany after Hitler came to power. Schumacher was an atheist as a young man, and a Marxist. He was a seeker throughout his life, however, who kept an open mind and heart. He helped the British government during World War II, and went to Asia after the war to contem...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Florida, Chris Christie, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Germany, Elizabeth Warren, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan

Protests after violent seizure of Peking University's Marxist Society

The Marxist Society of Peking University were getting ready to celebrate Mao's 125th birthday when the university administration abruptly deposed its leader, Qui Zhanxuan, and replaced the Society's leadership and upper cadres with 32 ringers largely drawn from the Communist Youth League or the Chinese Communist Party. The ensuing student protests ("Give us back our Marxist student society, resist violence on campus") were violently suppressed, with protesters beaten and dragged away, and a...
Tags: Post, News, China, Society, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Party, Mao, Ccp, Tiananmen Square, Careful What You Wish For, Peking University, Peter Symonds, Communist Youth League, Student Organizers, Marxist Society

Marxist student snatched on way to Mao celebration

A high-profile Marxist student activist was bundled into a car by suspected plainclothes policemen on Wednesday on his way to celebrations for the birthday of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
Tags: Asia, News, Mao

Christmas 2018: Not the Worst of Times

Merry Christmas U.S.A. –-( “Deck the halls with boughs of holly,” goes the old Christmas carol. “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it.“The wheels are coming off,” was a common commentary on the Trump presidency on Sunday's talk shows. And the ostensible causes of what is looking like a panic in the political establishment?The December crash of the stock and bond markets, the worst since the Grea...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Guns, China, Germany, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Christmas, America, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Philippines, Marines

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout?

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout? U.S.A. –-( “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there,” wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment.Trump overruled his secretaries of state and defense, and jolted this city and capitals across NATO Europe and the Middle East.Yet, Trump is doing exactly what he promised to do in his campaign. And what his decision seems to say ...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Putin, Congress, North Korea, China, Iraq, Russia, US, America, Turkey, Iran, Syria, West, Gop, Nato

China's Xi takes humiliating loss to US on trade and Huawei — but Trump could be getting played

President Donald Trump scored an outright victory in his ongoing trade spat when Chinese President Xi Jinping backed off his "Made in China 2025" push. Made in China 2025, the plan to make Xi's China a tech and manufacturing superpower, bore Xi's name, making it a humiliating defeat for him to revisit it. China has also slowly started to cave in on the tariff war as the US addresses other irritants in the US-China relationship, mainly with the Chinese tech company Huawei. The US has sounded al...
Tags: UK, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, Beijing, Canada, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Argentina, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal