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About sanculottist

There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

A word on Xi Jinping’s “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”

This is a little supplement to the day before yesterday’s post, which might reinforce the content of that article. The human rights lawyer, Yu Wensheng, is one of a few in the PRC who will accept harassment, persecution, and incarceration, … Continue reading

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The Tweeting Twit, Xi, the CCP’s 19th Party Congress, and the Road to Hell

Western hypocrisy has never waned and at a point in time when an almost peerless moron holds the highest office in the US of A, that hypocrisy is accompanied by existential threats to all and sundry no matter who, or … Continue reading

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Catalonia: And it is time for Europe to get involved

‘The Spectator’ is described as “a weekly British conservative magazine on politics” with an editorial that is “generally supportive of the Conservative Party”. That description more or less corresponds to the writer of this blog’s interpretation of the magazine. However,  … Continue reading

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Chewing the cud in Barcelona

Returned to Europe some three weeks ago and I am now down in Barcelona for a few days, but really I am not paying too much attention to Carles Puigdemont’s and Mariona Rajoy’s brinkmanship. Let the people vote, is what … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Hong Kong

Still in East Asia and before returning to Europe I have decided to throw in a “flow of consciousness” post and, even if it might be tempered by a background and plan of sorts, there will be no real thesis … Continue reading

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In Hong Kong

Sitting in Hong Kong and thinking about the whole quo vadis of the blog once again. It has been two and a half months since I have posted and, almost coincidently, that last post was on China. Different impressions are … Continue reading

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Never forget national humiliation, but forget everything else

“Wùwàngguóchǐ“, or for the non-Chinese speakers, “never forget national humiliation” was originally coined in response to the ‘Mukden Incident’ and the resultant Japanese aggression in Manchuria. Fifteen to twenty million Chinese  were to ultimately die in World War II and … Continue reading

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