New on the site this time:
Xie Maosong, “The Chinese Communist Party is a New Civilization.” This is propaganda, of course, and pretty dismal propaganda at that, but it seems appropriate to see what the standard-bearers are saying as Xi Jinping approaches his third mandate.
Sun Liping, “If Sheep Do Not Want to Be Tied Up, it is Not Necessarily because They Want to do Something Bad,” a somewhat whimsical reflection on Sun’s having been forbidden to publish online for three months over the Spring and Summer.
Chen Jian, “How Should We Evaluate Gorbachev?” a short and surprisingly positive evaluation of the life and achievements of Mikhail Gorbachev on the occasion of his passing.
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