A Piece of History of China – The Last King of Shu Kingdom
Chinese opera Yueju: Cry at the Founding Fathers’ Temple,
opera actress Zheng Guofeng as Last Shu King Liu Chan’s son
Liu Chan, the last king of the Shu, of the Three Kingdoms Period, indulged himself in the praises of the enemy state Wei and believed the false promises they made to him. Based on his “New Thinking” policy, the vain and naive man demanded his generals to lay down weapons in order to make peace with the enemies.
His son was devastated but there was nothing that he could do, so he just killed himself.
Peace did prevail at the expense of the Shu people losing their own identity.
After the collapse of the Shu Kingdom, Liu Chan lived a quiet life until the age of 91 (oops 61).
Upon his death, Wei the Conqueror awarded him the title 思公 (Master of New Thinking), honouring his contribution that allowed Wei to win the war without fighting.
A Piece of History in Russia – How the World’s 1st Socialist Country Was Taken Down in Just 7 Steps
Step 1: Privatisation (of state enterprises)
Step 2: Domination (by a few big private businesses)
Step 3: Inflation
Step 4: Liquidation (of national assets)
Step 5: Transformation (of the nation’s wealth overseas)
Step 6: Colonization (of the economy by multinationals)
Step 7: Destruction (of the nation’s political, social and cultural structures)
A Piece of Reality in China – Washington Has Been Trying Hard to Duplicate Its Success in China with the Same Strategy
The duplication process began in China no later than the late 80s. Nearly all that happened in the Soviet Union more or less occurred in China. There were Chinese versions of Khrushchev, Gorbachev and Yeltsin; and the self-loathing writers, artists and journalists who adored the U.S.; and the half-baked economists, legal professionals and all sorts of experts who tried to copy and paste the distorted US model in China; and the business oligarchies, many of them became ultra-rich by stealing state assets during the so-called privatisation reform and/or through the brutal exploitation of the frontline workers like what happened before 1949.
In short, what China went through since the late 1980s was quite similar to what the former Soviet Union experienced.
Step 1: Privatisation (of the state enterprises and the rural collective commune system, such as a computer company later known as Levono Group and the pathetic Xiaogang Village.)
Step 2: Domination (by a few big private corporations with various control of media outlets, both private and state-owned, such as Jack Ma’s business empire and media influence. Fortunately, the trend has been reversed to a certain degree in recent years) …
By the way, what a cab oligarchy did on Chang’an Avenue this August bears a resemblance in some way to what Falungong did two decades ago in Beijing.
China has avoided, so far, falling into the same trap but grows stronger towards a full-scale rejuvenation, only because this nation is blessed … by its own HISTORY and by the world’s FUTURE.
Yet the FUTURE could be compromised if China’s politics, economy and media are allowed to be swayed by big money.