September 04, 2015

What if they had a big celebration of Chinese militarism and nobody came?

Certainly, China has friends: Russia, Zimbabwe and Venezuela come to mind. But those countries lie outside the mainstream of the international community, and for good reason. They are totalitarian or semi-totalitarian states with repressive policies. In his speech, Xi Jinping boasted that China was a founding member of the United Nations, but aside from Russia, not a single major representative of the U.N. Security Council attended.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

I heard the story about this parade on All Things Considered, and one of the people interviewed said that one reason for the parade was to demonstrate that the Communist Party civilian leadership is totally in control of the military.

I said to Michelle, "That seems like a totally normal thing that any stable first-world nation's civilian government would do."

September 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

All is well!

September 4, 2015 at 8:02 PM  

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