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I Survived China’s Horrific Cultural Revolution

Posted May 16th, 2016 at 11:32 am (UTC-4)
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Red Guards, mostly brainwashed teenage hooligans, stormed into any neighborhood they pleased, assaulted anyone they wanted, and tortured their victims to death with impunity — all in the name of revolution. “Be violent!” Mao told the impressionable students that he had just christened as Red Guards.

The Trump Effect on China

Posted March 3rd, 2016 at 12:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Nationalism through populism can be transformed into xenophobia – as we know so well from bitter experiences in Europe and see currently in the United States with Trump. If the Chinese believe that they are being thwarted from getting their due place in the global sun, popular anger may boil over.