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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Xi Jinping: “No One Should Be Left Behind” As China Develops


Chinese leader Xi Jinping said, “no one should be left behind” as the country develops, while reviewing progress and plans to eliminate poverty by the year 2020. He said:

On the march toward common prosperity, no one should be left behind.

As China’s leadership pushes to realise its promise to lift the last 30 million residents out of poverty within three years, Friday’s meeting identified “three tough battles”, including “reducing poverty, preventing financial risks, and tackling pollution”. The Communist Party of China set 2020 as the deadline to achieve a “moderately prosperous society in all respects” China had enormous success in its anti-poverty campaign, which the World Bank called “the most rapid large-scale poverty reduction in human history”. However, at the end of 2017, around 30 million Chinese remained in conditions of poverty, concentrated in remote rural areas. Liu Yongfu, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said:

We’ll work to foster local industries, create new jobs, and strengthen aid to the aged, the disabled, and people who are seriously ill.

Efforts were focused primarily on boosting local economies, providing greater state safety nets, constructing housing, and building modern infrastructure.

2 June 2018




Sunday, 4 February 2018

4 February 2018. Comrade Xi on Great China


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3 February 2018. Comrade Xi on Great China


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Lei Feng… A Real Man with a Real History… A Man Well-Worth Emulating

00 Lei Feng. China. 29.03.15


Waiguo Laoshi wrote this on Facebook:

Many Chinese think that Lei Feng (a soldier who was loyal, protected others, and was a symbol of the People’s Republic of China) wasn’t “real”’… real, or not real… be like Lei Feng and be proud of values that are good! Help your fellow countrymen… always remain strong.

I did some checking. I’ve concluded that there was a real PLA soldier named Lei Feng, who actually did care so much about his country and countrymen that he did many altruistic things. However, did he do everything that agitprop attributed to him? Probably not… but that doesn’t negate the fact that Lei Feng left the world a little better than when he was born… it doesn’t take away from the fact that he touched many lives. No, Lei Feng was no superman… but he was an ordinary man who did what he could with the means at hand to uplift the common weal. This is more than what many do, frankly speaking.

You may emulate the selfless patriotism of Lei Feng, or you may emulate the narcissism of Ted Cruz (who, for all his bluster, was a pusillanimous coward who refused to serve his country in the forces). You may follow in the footsteps of Lei Feng and serve the common good, or you may follow Willy Romney and fulfil your own selfish greedy interests. You may follow Lei Feng in self-effacing service, or you may follow Rod Dreher in venal adulation of the Almighty Dollar.

The choice is yours. Lei Feng was real… he did try to make things better in some small way. We can do likewise… but shall we?


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