Summer Religious Smackdown!

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0GJ0PC20140819 China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal religious activities in the unruly western region. There is a line…

Xi’s Meeting Military Leaders

After talking about Xi’s visit to South Korea, the Hong Kong podcast 『國情揭露』(“National Conditions Revealed”) revealed what Xi had said, as the Central Military Committee’s Head, laying down some of his opinions to Military Leaders. Here’s a summary of what…

Rounding Up Xi’s Visit to South Korea

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I’m sure Japan still doesn’t like missiles being fired, but it’s not enough to annoy them, since they set up a hotline with North Korea to solve the abductee issue: DPRK Leadership Watch has a very good diagram on the…

Communist Invasion 1950, Today

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大膽島 (DaDan Island) is one of the “frontline islands” as part of the 「反攻大陸」(“Counter-attack upon the mainland”). In reality, there never was a counter-attack, and positions were mainly defensive. The reason why this island is in the news now, is…

Regrets

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『百家講壇』(“Lecture Room”) is a very good series, where lecturers talk about history (historical events, people, canonical texts). What’s interesting is how some of the topics may be interpreted to fit today’s situation. In Professor 韓昇(Han, Sheng) of 復旦大學(FuhTan University) presents…