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Keep in mind that Xi and the CCP have been extremely critical of the way Perestroika unfolded and brought down the USSR. This Chinese dislike of Soviet politics - admitting political issues with any Communist approach - refers all the way back to Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin's terror in 1953. And it was probably reinforced after 1989 in Tiananmen, ...


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The contributions of China in defeating Japan were major because China's territory was under attack. I mean: Suppose the Chinese contribution was minor. Then you should accept that no Chinese contribution does not change the course of the war in a major fashion. But no Chinese contribution does not mean that China is neutral: it means that the nationalist ...


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Mao's attacks on Confucianism started with a "Criticize Lin, criticize Confucius campaign. It started with an attack on the "hegemons," or what we westerners would call the "patriarchy," of which Confucius was the prime (Chinese) example. It continued with attacks on Communist leaders, Lin Biao, and later Zhou En Lai, who were rivals ...


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