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Vows of Change in China Belie Private Warning


Reposted from The New York Times


Vows of Change in China Belie Private Warning

Chris Buckley | February 14, 2013 | NY Times

HONG KONG — When China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, visited the country’s south to promote himself before the public as an audacious reformer following in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, he had another message to deliver to Communist Party officials behind closed doors.

Despite decades of heady economic growth, Mr. Xi told party insiders during a visit to Guangdong Province in December, China must still heed the “deeply profound” lessons of the former Soviet Union, where political rot, ideological heresy and military disloyalty brought down the governing party. In a province famed for its frenetic capitalism, he demanded a return to traditional Leninist discipline.

“Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered,” Mr. Xi said, according to a summary of his comments that has circulated among officials but has not been published by the state-run news media.

“Finally, all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone,” the summary quoted Mr. Xi as saying. “In the end nobody was a real man, nobody came out to resist.”

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One Response to “Vows of Change in China Belie Private Warning”

  1. Joe Brooks says:

    I stumbled across this book last night. Incrediblly I have never heard of it. This guy has it all, here. Nixon’s stupidity, the entire Communist economic, military and philosophical plan, all in one shot. This man, a survivor of totalitarianism and a major source for the US government for decades, literally passed on his life’s work, shortly before dying.

    Book Description
    Publication Date:April 19, 2005
    In a book that is as certain to be as controversial as it is meticulously researched, a former special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior official of the Central Intelligence Agency shows that the U.S. could be headed toward a nuclear face-off with communist China within four years. And it definitively reveals how China is steadily pursuing a stealthy, systematic strategy to attain geopolitical and economic dominance first in Asia and Eurasia, then possibly globally, within the next twenty. Using recently declassified documents, statements by Russian and Chinese leaders largely overlooked in the Western media, and groundbreaking analysis and investigative work, Menges explains China’s plan thoroughly, exposing:

    China’s methods of economic control.
    China’s secret alliance with Russia and other anti-America nations, including North Korea.
    China’s growing military and nuclear power-over 90 ICBMs, many of them aimed at U.S. cities.
    How China and Russia have been responsible for weaponizing terrorists bent on harming the U.S.
    Damage caused by China’s trade tactics (since 1990, we’ve lost 8 million jobs thanks to China trade surpluses). That was in 2005! JB


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