100 years since the end of dynastic rule: Here’s a look at media coverage as this report from the Sydney Morning Herald marks the Xinhai centenary by uncovering, a new Mao-inspired epoch of socialism and nationalism. Xinhai Revolution trigger magnificent and exceptional change of Asia (Xinhua, October 10, 2011) + China’s Xinhai Revolution Celebration a Strategy to Win Taiwan (Epoch Times, October 5, 2011) + China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on (AFP, October 9, 2011)
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Chinese pendulum swings to the left
John Garnaut In Beijing
Source – Sydney Morning Herald, published October 9, 2011
CHINA is heading into a new Mao-inspired epoch of socialism and nationalism, says the founder of China’s most powerful leftist internet platform.
Han Deqiang, who founded and retains behind-the-scenes control over the Utopia website, says most observers have failed to notice a profound shift in China’s ideological and political trajectory.
He recited an old saying about the Yellow River dramatically changing its course every generation to describe China’s swing from Chairman Mao to Deng Xiaoping and back again. Read the rest of this entry »