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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Mao Zedong
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, posted a Twitter message Tuesday with an image that compared what he said were figures who have supported gun rights with those who have supported gun control.
A Republican candidate for California governor is comparing President Barack Obama's gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea's Kim Jong Il.
Taiwan or, more correctly, the Republic of China on Taiwan, is a sort of Asian Israel.
Retinal surgeon Andrew Lam's new novel, with World War II as the backdrop, takes place China.
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka has died at age 79, his booking agent said.
For most Europeans, World War II began with Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939. Many Asians, however, date the war from May 1937, when Japanese forces in China created an "incident" that metastasized into all-out war. It was a war that China was ill-equipped to fight.
A 30,000 square-foot monument honoring fallen agents who had been sent to spy on Taiwan opened recently to the public at the command headquarters area of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) outside Beijing.
New tensions between China and the United States are threatening to upset Vice President Joseph R. Biden's visit to Beijing next week.
Comprehensive "engagement" has been a cornerstone of U.S. policy toward China since the Nixon administration. But the bedrock of Beijing's U.S. policy is paranoia over what Chinese leaders believe is a "peaceful evolution" conspiracy designed to overthrow the communist dictatorship via the ideological and spiritual infiltration of China's society.
Police announced Wednesday the arrests of five people in connection with this week's suicide car crash in the heart of China's capital, calling it a planned terror attack — Beijing's first in recent history — and identifying the attackers as members of a Muslim minority.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) operates a large "entertainment corps" known for its extraordinary privilege, unique access to power elites and wasteful extravagance. Now President Xi Jinping is vowing to tighten controls on military entertainers.
At least 15 Chinese were worked to death in response to leaders' orders to finish refurbishing the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. A senior military engineer revealed the deaths in noting that the work was finished far ahead of schedule.
It is no surprise that the IRS has been politically used to intimidate opponents of the president. It is a tendency of socialists to eliminate political opposition. Fidel Castro did it in Cuba; Josef Stalin did it in Russia; and Mao Zedong did it in China. Eventually, these men eliminated the lives of their opponents, too. We might be grateful that this liberal administration has only eliminated political freedoms.
China is challenging a key American policy toward Japan: the unambiguous U.S. support of Japan's sovereign rights to the Ryukyu island chain, including the key strategic island of Okinawa.
As eclectic as he was prolific, his influences including Kafka, Ray Bradbury and Mao Zedong, Baraka wrote poems, short stories, essays, plays, music criticism and jazz operas.
He writes with rare objectivity on subjects that remain controversial today, and his illustrations are both poignant and pertinent.