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State of Mankind

  1. 8-4: Bravo, Hongkong!




    Eight: Craving For Grandiose
    4: Bravo, Hongkong!




    In 1984, an agreement arranging the return of Hongkong to mainland China in 1997, was signed between British Prime Minister Magaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang. Both leaders promised to attend the Hongkong return ceremony. In 1997, Zhao requested to attend the ceremony in Hongkong. Jiang exploded: ďAbsurd!Ē pounding his fist on the table. ...
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  2. 8-3: Gaining Through Calamities




    Eight: Craving For Grandiose
    3: Gaining Through Calamities




    In 1998, in the Yangzi River region, a small scale flood triggered a huge disaster of the century. Nearly 400 million people were affected, and direct economic losses were over 300 billion yuan, thatís 36 billion US dollars. The reason was that Jian Zemin, like Mao Zedong and many other CCP high ranking officials, deeply believed in fortune-telling ...
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  3. 8-2: Jiangís Ghost Writers




    Eight: Craving For Grandiose
    2: Jiangís Ghost Writers


    CCPís leaders constantly need to be eulogized and praised with articles and books. Jiang Zemin also proceeded to hire three writers, Teng Wensheng, Wang Huning, and Liu Ji, to help achieve his political goals. Most of the Jiangís literary and oratory flare, if we are to call it such, came from some combination of the three.



    Teng Wensheng ...
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  4. 8-1: Winning Politically At All Costs To The Nation



    Eight: Craving For Grandiose
    1: Winning Politically At All Costs To The Nation




    In the early years, as the Partyís head, Jiang Ze-minís position inside the CCP was not very secure. Not only did he have to confront pressures from the senior leaders in the Party, but also he had to face the general publicís dissatisfaction, over the Tiananmen Massacre. Meanwhile, Chinaís foreign relations were on the rocks. Many ...
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  5. 7-7: Escapades Of Nepotism




    Seven: Lustful And Shameless
    7: Escapades Of Nepotism




    Jiang Zeminís Younger son, Jiang Miankang, is not as ambitious and ferocious as his brother. He has a background in radio, and has never worked on anything that has to do with the army.
    But Jiang asked for Xu Caihouís help to make Jiang Miankang, Vice Chairman of the political committee at the Nanjing Army base, as well as a major general. ...
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