Other People’s Thoughts, XXXII

Other People’s Thoughts is a section in the Journal of the China Heritage site. It is inspired by a compilation of quotations put together by Simon Leys (Pierre Ryckmans), one of our Ancestors, during his reading life.… Read

Bao Tong — Spirit & Soul

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix XXII 幽 Bao Tong 鮑彤, a prominent reformer and aide to Zhao Ziyang, the Party General Secretary ousted by Deng Xiaoping and his colleagues in a ‘soft coup’ that accompanied the remorseless violence of the Beijing Massacre on June Fourth 1989, died in Beijing on the 9th of November 2022, four days after his ninetieth birthday.… Read

The Creatures that Emerge from the Devastation

Epilogue to
China’s Highly Consequential Political Silly Season In October 2022, the Chinese Communist Party duly re-appointed Xi Jinping, leader of the party-state-army of the People’s Republic and the man we dubbed China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’ in 2014.… Read

On Shaking One’s Own Hand

A New Sinology Jotting   On Monday 31 October 2022, the Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyễn Phú Trọng met with Xi Jinping, the party-state-army leader of China. Nguyễn was the first foreign dignitary to visit Beijing following the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party which granted Xi Jinping a third five-year term in office.… Read