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Exhortation on Aristocratic Values and Updates from China’s Heartlands : Pingyao Royal Township – reposted by T.E.Yu – 29th November 2012

Anyone can fail in ‘competition of family background’ (People’s Daily Online) 12:57, November 23, 2012 – Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People’s Daily Online

The life of Ma Xiao, a young man in Shanxi province, is just like a fable. As the child of a relatively powerful government official, he had unfairly beaten other competitors many times since childhood thanks to his family’s influence. However, Ma decided to pursue his own career in Beijing after graduation from college instead of accepting the job his father arranged for in his hometown.

After working as an editor in a news agency for five years in the Chinese capital, Ma finally obtained a promotion opportunity, but another person edged him out due to close connections with the vice president of the news agency. Ma felt frustrated and returned to Shanxi at the end of last year. He then passed a civil service exam and landed a good job in a local court thanks to his father’s connections.

Ma is a direct beneficiary of his family’s connections. Without the protection of his parents, his rights and interests were immediately encroached on by other people with connections. It seems that only people with strong backgrounds and connections can “laugh last” in such a “snobbish” society.

Children of government officials can boast most useful connections. Ma was admitted into a key provincial-level senior high school, though his score was 100 points below the school’s enrolment mark. More than 10,000 yuan of sponsorship fees played a role, but what mattered most were his parents’ positions as powerful government officials. In China, power is much more useful than wealth, and the public are increasingly distrustful of officials. The promotion of any young cadres will raise public speculations about their backgrounds.

Source:China Youth Daily, author:Tang Jiachen.

ICCR Notes :

The information in the article shows (as suspected among the more Confucian and ethical inclined among our members) that a dangerous burgeoning culture of nepotism plagues China’s bureaucrats who are unschooled in Imperial thought and have had no ‘Imperial Conditioning’.

Ma Xiao, is a right minded person with a noble attitude that the state should help achieve their goals with. Few men have the courage and ideals to not want to use connections, though society and by extension the bureaucrats that run and colour society, failed Ma Xiao – left the good man no choice but to focus on earning a living at the cost to the high ideals that certainly do indicate an aristocratic nature at least, if not nobility – that ICCR intends to promote, to allow an outlet for China’s citizens with. Meritocracy (which does not preclude term limits and nepotism) was expected, but the entire system failed. If this story is not contrived promotion of the next generation of cadre and a genuine example, Ma Xiao has the personal qualities and sense of personal pride to lead the nation someday. People who specifically avoid use of connections AND have the ideals and belief in society are the leaders with a conscience and soul that China needs.

As for ‘Without the protection of his parents, his rights and interests were immediately encroached on by other people with connections. It seems that only people with strong backgrounds and connections can “laugh last” in such a “snobbish” society.’ , the state, perhaps through a network of noble minded ‘Watchers’, must be prepared to reward the righteous and punish the undeserving or disruptive. The mindset and ultimate intent, doubtless determine who must triumph, for the soul of China is at stake. Neglect those who need promoting, ignore those who need to be dropped from social standing, and China’s spirit and society darken equally as well until a society riddled with corrupt and vicious officials, contract assassinations and underworld links (much like Hongkie movies love to portray).

With wealth as China has now, justice and ethics are no longer expedient or can be sacrificed without degenerating into a ‘Merchant nation’ and factory floor society peopled by slave labour (while the institution of Royalty becomes the preserve of other peoples), thus the wealthy and low minded remain by their expressions and actions but mere merchants and politicians (term limitless and nepotistic to boot), while the wealthy and noble minded differentiate themselves as worthy of China’s leadership by ensuring that justice and spirit of China are superior and the means of progress is by virtue and exceptionalism, not wealth and violence.

Meanwhile China’s civil society could do with a formalisation of the ideals above via revival of the Imperial system, to a point where sufficient wealth has been obtained as China may be at the point of of (audits of existing top level Mandarins would seem to indicate so), pride of race and nation now must be focused on and cannot be better concretised with patents of aristocracy and nobility with appropriate international immunities (which China should automatically begin work on ensuring) as ICCR intends to include as a paradigm of social stature alongside the steel of the PLA and the neo-Censorate of the CPCC political party. China must be more than a nation of merchants and soldiers, and as recognized and protected by state – China must now be a nation of people striving towards status of nobility with a core of noblemen probably from people with exceptionalist mindsets as Ma Xiao. As envisioned by so many visionary philosophers in the past, ICCR again brings to the forefront a philosophy of an Imperial Revival to take China to to the leadership of Humanity and eventually all colonizable places beyond this planet. Long live the Fatherland China! Long live the Imperium Sinensis!

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/102774/8032097.html

Cultural Update and Some Photos : The Pingyao Holds Intangible Culture Heritage Expo – September 21, 2012 – Editor: Liu Yunting

Castle Pingyao at Pingyao Royal Township

Castle Pingyao (home to generations of the Royal Zhao Clan), who are currently seeking rights to use the Royal Quarters as their family did during the Royal Zhao Era as an extension of HIM Ying III and Lord Protector’s vision via ICCR.

Royal Pingyao Contingent (informal participation – with permission of the CPC) – HRH W.L. Zhao II’s PLA supporters turn up for the local Chapter Assemblies.

Daixian County, an intangible culture heritage of Shanxi Province, at Shanxi Intangible Culture Heritage Expo in Pingyao, north China’s Shanxi Province, Sept. 19-23 2012. [Xinhua]

Pingyao Royal Court in Reformation – Monarchists Grand Assembly 2012

Pingyao has a 2,700-year history and was listed as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) in 1997.

ICCR at the Zhao Royal Court Reformation Meeting.

Monarchist Courtiers from prominent families at the Royal Assembly at Pingyao Royal Township.

Marquis Su of Pingyao on his yearly CPC sanctioned Imperial recultursation drive on behalf of HRH W.L. Zhao II.

Castle Pingyao Walls

Posting on behalf of  : Marquis R.O. Su , 50th Marquess of Pingyao, (claimant of Titular seat at Pingyao), by HRH W.L. Zhao II (Royal House of Zhao) State of Zhao, vassal to HIM Ying III (Imperial House of Qin).

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Various Structural Changes in China, News Update from ASEAN Colonies : Human Rights Lawsuits – reposted by T.E. Yu – 11th November 2012

Amendment to Party constitution passed

China Congress Hall (Ceiling View)

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China concluded a four-day plenum on Sunday, approving a political report to be unveiled at the Party’s national congress slated for Thursday.

It also en-dorsed earlier decisions to expel two disgraced senior members from the CPC.

At the end of the seventh and the last plenum of the 17th Central Committee, Party leaders also approved proposed amendments to the CPC Constitution and agreed that “favorable grounds” have been laid and “full preparations” made for the crucial 18th National Congress of the CPC.

President Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, addressed the plenum, which was presided over by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, according to a statement issued on Sunday.

Altogether, the Central Committee’s 200 members and 165 alternate members attended the key meeting, with members of the CPC’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection — the Party’s anti-corruption watchdog —and other leading officials of departments participating as non-voting members, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.

The statement said that Vice-President Xi Jinping, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo, made an explanation to the plenum on the draft report to the 18th Party congress and the draft amendment to the CPC Constitution.

The plenum agreed on the documents, both of which it decided will be submitted to the upcoming Party congress for review, according to the statement.

It, however, did not spell out what changes have been proposed for the Party charter.

Several professors with the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC contacted by China Daily on Sunday night said they believed the amendment will encompass the Party’s “latest theoretical innovations”. They declined to elaborate.

The last time it was amended dates back to the 17th National Congress five years ago.

The plenum announced that the Central Committee had agreed on a decision made by the Politburo in September to expel Bo Xilai, former Party chief of Chongqing, from the Party for “severe disciplinary breaches”.

Bo was stripped of Party membership on Sept 28.

Amendment to Party constitution passed (2)
The 63-year-old was removed from public office and his suspected law violations and evidence were transferred to judicial organs for handling.

Also reaffirmed at the meeting was the expelling of former railways minister Liu Zhijun from the Party in May for corruption following the high-speed train collision that claimed 40 lives and injured another 172 near the eastern city of Wenzhou in July 2011.

The plenum praised the attainments the Party has made since its last national congress in 2007.

Undaunted by the volatilities in the world environment and the arduous task of pursuing development, reform and maintaining stability, the leadership under Hu has “conquered all kinds of hardships and risks while relying on all the people of various ethnic groups, and advanced the work of the Party and the government”, the statement said.

Over the past five years, the Politburo has maintained growth, kept prices in line, optimized the economic structure and improved livelihoods. It has also deepened reform and promoted social harmony by adhering to scientific development and speeding up transformation of the economic growth pattern, according to the statement.

“The Political Bureau has comprehensively pushed forward socialist economic, political, cultural, social construction and ecological protection … and achieved remarkable results and maintained a stable and relatively fast economic development as well as social harmony and stability,” it said.

Alongside the plenum, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection held a two-day meeting, pledging to intensify anti-corruption efforts.

The commission released a statement after the meeting, warning that anti-corruption is a “long-term, complicated and tough battle”, according to a Xinhua report.

The document said the Party is faced with the growing danger of “lacking drive, incompetence, being divorced from the people, and corruption”.

The CPC will stick to the guidelines of curbing graft by imposing penalties and preventive measures while giving more weight to prevention, Xinhua quoted the document as saying.

Source: China Daily

ICCR Notes :

Term limits and separation of powers that are present at the very top levels should expand to include all levels of bureaucracy to prevent degeneration into absolutism. More socialism, less capitalism. ‘Financial National Service’ on the wealthiest via wealth sequestration limits of 20 million USD$. The bulk of the requisition should go straight into public housing, healthcare, and agriculture as well as utilities to lower overall costs or micro loans for the homeless to cultivate FREE ALLODIAL plots of land, so that they will at least not go hungry or be without shelter.

Taxes on the rich have been too low, and must be raised, wealth limits Socialism must be applied. By communist principles, there should be no multi millionaires much less multi-billionaires allowed until every single person in China has a home and a job or subsistence land to fall back on. In the cultural revolution those considered ‘bougeosie’ were torn apart literally, had their legs broken, were sengt to re-education camps . . . this is extreme and wrong of course, but to have a ‘Hammer and Sickle’ means that there must be wealth distribution, not extremes of wealth sequestration and poverty.

Bank of China in New York sued by terror victims – by Sun Xiaobo  (Global Times) – 08:51, October 25, 2012

People’s Bank of China (Merchantilism may be a nation’s backbone, but Imperium is the apex ideal . . . )

The New York branch of the Bank of China (BOC) Wednesday denied all the accusations in a lawsuit filed in the US by the families of eight Israeli students killed in a 2008 terrorist attack in Jerusalem, an officer from the legal department with the branch confirmed to the Global Times.

The BOC was alleged by the Israelis to have “intentionally and recklessly” provided terrorist groups including Hamas and Islamic Jihad with banking services. The lawsuit brought in the New York State court Tuesday seeks 1 billion dollars in compensation, the Dow Jones Newswires reported.

“The bank has always adhered to the regulations of China and other jurisdictions where the bank has branches. The bank’s internal rules also forbid providing any financial services to terrorist groups,” an officer with the legal department of the bank’s New York branch told the Global Times. She said the bank had not been served with lawsuit documents.

The families accuse the BOC of making dozens of wire transfers from the Hamas leadership in Iran and Syria to Hamas and other groups in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank totaling several million dollars, the Newswires said, adding that the transfers were sent through the New York branch and an account in China.

“The money was used to carry out terrorist attacks,” the Newswires reported.

The lawsuit brought by the parents of school children who were murdered by Islamist terrorists in Jerusalem in March 2008. Hamas admitted responsibility for the shootings, said the Tel Aviv-based civil right organization, Israel Law Center.

Israeli counterterrorism officers met with officials from China’s Ministry of Public Security and the central bank in 2005, during which the Israelis demanded BOC stop making further wire transfers.

ICCR Notes :

China had better pay attention to what those commercial banking arms are doing. Too large or not enough oversight downed the USA and Soviet Union, the rest need not be discussed as this is intended to be a reminder. Without ethics and being on the wrong side (i.e. siding with forces intent on harming China, dhimmifiers, splittists, Anglo-Euro-philes dismissive of Chinese culture, extreme wealth sequestration by Capitalists disregarding Socialism with Chinese characterists etc..) China puts the civilisational angle quite low in effect. One does not have to love Israel, but while Israel is propaganda war inclined, Islam is worse and hive minded to boot. China should also take a leaf from Israeli religious and cultural methods, while being free as well to learn the best and only the best, not the murder and hate – of Nazism as well. Money isn’t everything China!

2012 winter conscription kicks off (China Military Online) 09:35, November 02, 2012

The winter conscription is scheduled to be in full swing from November 1, 2012.

Previously, the State Council and the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)jointly issued the 2012 winter conscription order to deploy nationwide conscription, and the Conscription Office of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the PRC explained related policies and regulations.

According to a person in charge with the Conscription Office of the MND, the government has publicized a number of incentives in recent years, so as to encourage college graduates to join the army. After their enrollment in the army, soldiers with college education background will have priority in being recommended for admission to higher level schools as well as being promoted to non-commissioned officers and officers on equal terms.

Demobilized soldiers with college education background will also get retired pay and receive free vocational education and skill training. They will get awarded marks if they sign up for the recruitment of judicial and public security officers, the graduate entrance examination and the examination for students upgrading from junior colleges to universities. Their active service in the army will be considered as grassroots work experience if they apply for civil servants and public institutions.

It is learnt that the online pre-registration platform for young people of conscription age of the MND (http://zbbm.chsi.com.cn) has been opened for entries.

ICCR Notes :

Opt out options please. China must make the ‘Iron Nature’ an issue of choice not enforce ‘Iron’ on all because those that opt out are the scholars and  specialist and researchers who need to conserve their health for their mental endeavours. Militarism isn’t everything China! As the widom of the Chinese saying goes ‘A wise government never uses good iron to make nails.’ And those who know to protest when put in a wrong profession (such as the military), will be the ‘better metal’ that knows their field is not the military and should not be enforced by antiquated laws which are Human Rights abusive.

Grotesque gaps in income undercut social harmony – by Wan Lixin (Shanghai Daily) 15:40, October 30, 2012

A COMPREHENSIVE report in 2010 titled “China’s Wealth Gap Is Testing the Limit of Social Toleration” is still compelling reading for policy makers today.

Authored by a Xinhua team, the report pointed to the danger of accelerating concentration of social wealth in the hands of the few, and the yawning gap in income across difference regions, between urban and rural residents, and among different professions.

The report cited professor Chang Xiuze from an institute under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), who revealed that although estimates for the Gini coefficient (a statistical measure of income or wealth inequality with a value ranging between 0 and 1) for China differs, the ratio given by the World Bank is 0.47, which is above the warning level of 0.4, and is climbing fast by the year.

Two figures hint at the nature of the gap: The urban residents are earning 3.3 times more than their rural cousins, and the senior executives (officials) of listed state-owned enterprises are earning 128 times more than the average wage earners.

An expert from Beijing Normal University found that in 1988 the top 10 percent was earning 7.3 times more than the bottom 10 percent. In 2007 that figure went up to 23 times.

Real estate, mine owners and securities are just some of the sectors openly known to be generating exorbitant profits.

It has been recently reported that in 2007 in Shanxi Province a state-owned coal mine valued then at 200 million yuan (US$32 million) went to private owners for 375,000 yuan. Now the mine is worth 3 billion yuan.

The report concludes that fabulous riches are being made in the nonrenewable resources sector.

In coal-rich Zuoyun County, in Shanxi Province, where per capita peasant income was below the national average, there have emerged in recent years hundreds of coal mine bosses with a net worth to a tune of hundred of millions yuan.

Real estate is another sector. We need not be surprised that in the just-released Forbes 2012 list of 100 Richest People on China’s mainland, 16 are in real estate.

Another fortune list identified Wu Yajun as the world’s richest self-made women billionaires with estimated personal assets at 38 billion yuan. You can bet the self-made tycoon was actually made by real estate developments.

Income distribution

“Although our social toleration of the wealth gap is growing, the consequences would still be unimaginable if inequality and unfair distribution were allowed to worsen at this pace,” said Yang Yiyong, an researcher with an NDRC institute, who was cited in the Xinhua report.

Towards the end, the report made an impassioned call for initiating reform in income distribution “as soon as possible.”

Today, two years later the government is still talking about coming to grips with these thorny problems.

At a Cabinet meeting on October 17, it was revealed that a comprehensive plan for reform in income distribution – already eight years in the making – will come out soon, in the fourth quarter of this year.

In a recent interview with International Finance News, professor Liu Jiping from the China University of Political Science and Law said that the distribution reform initiative has already suffered many delays.

“If the plan fails again this time, it would become the only legislative proposal in the current term of government that has been promised to the people but failed to be worked out,” Liu added.

In an interview on Tuesday, Chen Baosheng, vice president of the Party School of the Communist Party of China, stressed that the Chinese people have high hopes for the coming national Party congress, and affirmed the correctness of open discussion about political reform.

“We are confronted with many problems and challenges in political reform, and there is no avoiding it. There can be no solution without pushing through with the reform,” Chen added.

As the widening divide between the haves and have-nots is a global problem, the situation in other countries can shed light on the solution of the problem in China.

In his “99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It” (Berrett-Koehler, 2012), author Chuck Collins offers a history of how today’s economic situation in the US evolved, makes an impassioned plea for deflating the superrich, and provides a political prescription for economic equality.

According to the book, since the 1980s, the superrich one percent of the population in the US has become vastly richer.

Today the 400 richest American people together possess more wealth than the 150 million poorest Americans.

Remedies

The one percent rigs the economic system in five ways to perpetuate the widening gap:

1. “Political influence” – Politicians serve those who contribute most heavily to their political campaigns. The one percent donates lavishly.

2. “Charity sector influence”- Some people in the one percent make charitable donations to tax-exempt organizations that conduct lobbying to further the interests of the wealthy.

3. “Media influence” – The one percent owns a large segment of the media and uses it to promote views that its members support.

4. “Organizing others in the one percent and leveraging networks” – Superrich individuals know how to use their connections and coordinate their activities to maximum political and social effect.

5. “Partnering with Wall Street game riggers” – Corporations underwrite think tanks and advocacy groups (for example, the US Chamber of Commerce) to influence those who make the economic rules.

“Today, the dirty secret about how to get very wealthy in this economy is to start with wealth,” Collins concludes.

Naturally the gap will make social stratification entrenched, in a country famously known for its intolerance of aristocracy.

On a practical basis, you cannot serve in the US Senate unless you can raise approximately US$15,000 a day to cover your campaign expenses.

So the easiest way to gather this money is to solicit members of the superrich one percent, who will then demand that you safeguard their interests and deliver on their agenda.

In solving this problem, the book prescribes higher minimum wages, reforms in campaign finance, and elimination of the wealth-power nexus.

ICCR Notes :

Aristocracy is values based. The ‘Red Nobility’ should in fact not be considered such, as their roles are too banal and temporal to properly qualify though upon retirement the exceptional and honourable bureaucrats who had served the people should be raised in stature and privileges by the Imperial Court. Parallel systems of an Imperium’s apex classses (this is in reformation), and run-about Bureaucrat should not end up as democracy destroying fusion culture that ends up as political satrapies, rampant democracy destroying nepotism and dictatorlike term limitlessness. Remember that wealth only allows the buying of trappings of Aristocracy and that Aristocracy per se is values and mindset based. The poorest man can be aristocracy though the strictures of aristocracy (i.e. refusal to do menial work eat with commoners work in the entertainment field) will be quite contradictory and difficult to uphold to at that wealth level. Many noble minded people can be found among the poor, as many iron-natured, coarse or peasant minded people can be found among the rich.

China’s painful past displayed under political shadow – by Tom Hancock – November 03, 2012 11:32 AM

CHENGDU, China: A group of museums commemorating China’s violent Cultural Revolution is opening up normally tightly controlled discussion of the chaotic era — but only up to a point.

Businessman Fan Jianchuan has opened six museums about the ten year period beginning in 1966 when China’s then-leader Mao Zedong called on ordinary citizens to struggle against entrenched interest groups — including government officials.

The 55-year-old says he’s filled six warehouses with artefacts from the period, when young people formed often violent “Red Guard” groups and those labelled as “capitalist roaders” were publicly tortured at mass rallies.

“I see myself as an archaeologist of the Cultural Revolution,” Fan, a former government official who made a fortune as a real estate developer, told AFP in his museum office in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

But what he calls “political sensitivity” has meant that he keeps the vast majority of his collection hidden from view.

“What I have on display is barely five percent of what I’ve collected,” said Fan, who plans to open a seventh museum on the era next year.

The ruling Communist Party keeps detailed discussion of the Cultural Revolution out of mainstream Chinese media, worried that an open debate could be used to justify unrest and also undermine its official history of a period it refers to as a “serious setback” for the party.

Mao Zedong set the period of lawlessness in motion to boost his authority, previously undermined by the disastrous effort to modernise China known as the “Great Leap Forward,” which led to a famine that killed millions in the late 1950s.

China has never stated estimates of how many died in the decade of political campaigns, which saw citizens turning on their neighbours and caused half a million deaths in 1967 alone, according to US-based British historian Roderick MacFarquhar.

The spectacular downfall this year of Bo Xilai — former party boss of the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, who is set to face trial for corruption and other crimes — has thrust the Cultural Revolution into the spotlight.

Bo’s revival of “Red culture,” which saw Maoist quotes sent to citizens’ mobile phones and massive “Red song” concerts, along with his charismatic leadership style, reminded many party insiders of Mao’s excesses.

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao — lawyers for whom this week rejected a New York Times report on the wealth of his family members — hit out at Bo’s administration in March, when he also called the period “a historical tragedy.”

An increase in social discontent over the past 10 years, evidenced by rising numbers of protests, has made Chinese leaders more reluctant to mention the period, Guobin Yang, professor at US-based Barnard College, told AFP.

“I see a tightening of space for discussion of the Cultural Revolution over the last decade, including on the Internet,” he said.

“There is a fear that the Cultural Revolution could be a resource for protesters to justify their activities.”

Fan’s collections have seemingly escaped censure by mostly avoiding the violence of the time, and by not using the term “Cultural Revolution”.

Due to government pressure the period is instead referred to as the more-neutral “Red Era”, said a museum assistant, who requested anonymity.

Most government-funded museums in China avoid mentioning the period altogether.

China’s National Museum, renovated in 2011, commemorates the era with a lone photograph, and three lines of written text.

“The government’s first concern is with keeping society stable, and they know that it would stir up too much criticism to open a museum about the period,” Fan said.

“I think it will take at least another 20 years before we can talk openly about the Cultural Revolution.”

Fan’s museums are part of a growing trend of private museums and galleries being opened in China over the past five years. Of all museums in the country, 13 percent are private, according to the China Daily.

Fan opened his first museum in 2005 in Chengdu and has since expanded to put more of his collection — boasting more than 100 tonnes of documents including 20,000 diaries — on display.

Each has a different theme, such as household objects or Mao pin-badges and clocks. Though most of his exhibits avoid the dark side of the 1966-76 social experiment, some do address the violence.

Letters on display in one of the museums tell the story of a Chinese actor who committed suicide in 1967 after prolonged beatings by Red Guards, one of thousands who died during the political campaigns.

But Fan says he is reluctant to exhibit items implicating his fellow citizens in violent crimes “out of respect for their privacy”, adding that the items he collected “touch on too many painful memories”.

One group that hopes to break the silence are Chinese liberals, who see the chaos as an illustration of the need for democracy and independent checks on the power of the one-party state.

Any mention of the era at China’s upcoming party congress — where a once-in-a-decade leadership transition will be announced — could be interpreted as expressing the new leadership’s commitment to legal and political reforms.

Some commentators have speculated on the basis of recent official statements that “Mao Zedong thought”, a traditional part of Communist party dogma, might be dropped altogether, marking a clear break with the era.

“If the Cultural Revolution is referred to in detail at the congress it will probably be as an impetus to push forward political reform,” US-based academic Yang said.

But Chinese leaders, who remain focused on stability, are unlikely to make such a reference “unless the new leadership wants the transition to mark a big turning point”, Yang said.

Fan, who plans to open a seventh museum about the Cultural Revolution next year, dodges questions about whether the excesses of the period show the need for further political reforms.

“I can’t talk too much about these issues, it could bring me all kinds of problems.” Fan said. “Above all, I need to preserve my collection.”

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Nov-03/193757-chinas-painful-past-displayed-under-political-shadow.ashx

ICCR Notes :

Militarism isn’t everything China! And the Cultural Revolution, while a display of patriotism unity, determination and diligence, is a horrendous showcase of wrong methods and unjustified cult of personality. Perhaps those ‘Westerners” were intending to manipulate the naivete of the Chinese in that era via fostering a culturally destructive Marxist mindset which in many ways sought to destroy all that was unique about Chinese culture, even as Capitalism is the new replacement for Marxism beginning to undermine China’s economic progress which is sadly based on cheap labour and not much else. Civilisational values can be found in history and Bolshevist inspired Cultural Revolutions and now uncontrolled Capitalist wealth sequestration threatens China’s stability, as destructive fiat threatens the entire global economic security with corruption and unaccountability and non-existent wealth from monetised debt (non-existent assets that only exist in the electronic world as data that can disappear or as bits of paper) amongst other false economic paradigms in economics textbooks.

China has had a long history and a recent success which cannot be sustained from the outside which us imploding from fiat and banking or economic paradigns spun out of theoretical debt, time to consolidate and distance from unwanted influences and potential ill intentions as mentioned above and seek real roots, Imperial roots with an ethnic Han Emperor to centre the Northeast Asian and perhaps in time, ASEAN peoples with, regional Royalty to guide, and noble and aristocratic ranks to aspire to, backed with the Taoist faith, and REAL GOODS and REAL SERVICES.

Should China continue to pursue the principle of non-interference? (People’s Daily Online) 08:19, November 05, 2012

The principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs is one of the core principles of the United Nations Charter, and one of the most important factors of China’s Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. It has also been regarded as a powerful weapon for small nations to protect their independence and sovereignty, and to oppose hegemonies and power politics. The Chinese government has always adhered to this principle.

Some people say that we were afraid of being interfered by other counties because of our weakness and poverty in the past, but now, we have got strong, what shall we fear for? We are able to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs whenever necessary.

This way of thinking not only violates the essence of the United Nations Charter, but also goes against our standard of conduct under societal attribute, which is likely to make China rank among the countries of power politics.

Several years ago, when the U.S. media released trial balloons to publicize the notion of “Group of Two” (G2), some developing countries gave out strong reactions. In their opinion, China, once an ally, is now to “jointly rule over” them with the United States.

After the Cold War, the United States attempted to establish “a peaceful world ruled by the United States” and promoted its “responsibility to protect” under its value, by propagandizing “the theory of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs is out of date” and putting forward the theory of “human rights above sovereignty”, and implementing “new interventionism”.

ICCR Notes :

For a start China should make inquiries into notable sized Chinese communities overseas. If ethnic Chinese citizens are being sidelined politically-socially, or insulted by policies that reduce the stature of Chinese into second class citizens, the Chinese mainlanders are by extension insulted. Hence non-interference can no longer be a valid mindset especially if the host race of any particular nation oppressing the ethnic Chinese in a way that can be being used to harm or belittle China by. Non-interference can only be possible if ethnic Chinese are treated with dignity as per the UN Human Rights Charter. The rest of the non-Chinese locals if oppressed though could still be non-interference applicable though this form of duplicity as displayed by certain politicians recently in Malaysia is not very respectable, though China will need to prepare to militarily back up the UN Charter like USA has.

As mentioned, China should target the largest Chinese overseas’ communities suffering any oppression (sometimes with subverted Chinese in collusion of all things!) for a start.

Chinese envoy calls for rejection of double standard on human rights (Xinhua) 15:08, November 09, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — The international community must reject politicization of and double standard on human rights in order to tackle the challenges facing the global cause, a senior Chinese UN envoy said here Thursday.

While addressing the Third Committee of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly on human rights, Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, also called for efforts to enhance human rights dialogue and cooperation.

“International human rights endeavor continues to be plagued by double standard and politicization,” the envoy said to the committee, which is in charge of social, humanitarian and cultural affairs.

“Some countries are keen on criticizing developing countries and interfering in their internal affairs by using human rights as a pretext,” Wang added.

Certain countries, he noted, always turn a blind eye to human rights violations at home, but are enthusiastic about pressuring developing countries with country-specific human rights issues and creating confrontation in the international human rights arena.

“This has undermined mutual trust among countries and impeded human rights cooperation,” said the representative. “China is firmly opposed to such practice and urges those countries to reflect more on their own record and stop their self-righteous lecturing and finger-pointing.”

China calls on all countries to proceed on the basis of equality and mutual respect, act in the spirit of openness and inclusiveness, seek common ground while shelving differences, and learn from each other’s experience so as to make common progress, he said.

Wang also stressed the importance of firmly adhering to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and refraining from interfering in other countries’ internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.

“The international community should respect the path of human rights development and model for safeguarding human rights chosen independently by governments in view of their national conditions,” he said.

China, he said, also urges the international community to eliminate all forms of discrimination, protect vulnerable groups to ensure equality and dignity for all, and further improve the work of the UN in the field of human rights.

Wang further pointed out that over the past 30 years of reform and opening-up, China’s economy has undergone rapid growth, with the Chinese people’s livelihood as well as their rights and fundamental freedom witnessing widely acknowledged improvement.

He stressed that an applicable and efficient human rights development strategy calls for combining the universal principles of human rights with specific national conditions.

In addition, he said, an effective way to improve human rights is to “put people’s rights to survival and development first and fully safeguard people’s legitimate rights and interests on the basis of rapid and sound social and economic development.”

ICCR Notes :

Currently the very serious problem of discrimination or lack of equality as per the UN Human Rights Charter afflict the overseas colonies in ASEAN, notable is a consideration of a lawsuit by the current ICCR Ambassador with various Temporary State Consuls against the Malaysian Federal Government (and possibly as witnesses various local Princes who may or may not have been complicit or assenting of institutionalized apartheid . . . Legally trained persons with experience in dealing with apartheid issues are invited to advise on how to proceed with this ground breaking case, to end the so-termed ‘Apartheid of Bumiputera’ (also nominally Islamist oppression of Chinese rights) as investigated and presented by the Temporary Imperial Investigation Section for ASEAN headed by the Temporary Imperial Censor for ASEAN Affairs via authority of the Council Of Regency via a series of factual presentations via Essays and Monographs.

Informative : The ‘Bumiputra’ are a semi-consistent mixed-breed of Yunnan Chinese AND Native Orang Asli with some Middle Eastern intermarriage thrown in. The ‘Malay’  culture (or Bumiputra) is heavily influenced by Islamist theocratic codes and a patois of Hindu and Indonesian culture with various arts and crafts like Wau and Batick originating from China. The current system in Malaysia hold two classes of citizenships which effectively relegate the Chinese super-minority to 2nd class citizens. The apex minded among Chinese will not tolerate this and after several months of communications, ICCR has decided the best way to end the insult and oppression to Chinese world wide is to petition on this Human Rights abuse issue formally at the UN.

Note the various Chinese ministers and senators. The Temporary Imperial Investigation Section for ASEAN has determined that these colluding individuals are unwilling or unable to end the offensive and insulting 2 class citizenship system. This necessitates a UN level communique to redress wrongs against the Chinese super-minority of Malaysia as local Malaysian Chinese politicians appear quite helpless or are colluding to indirectly insult the Chinese race. We have heard of much acrimony over this issue that the above will not address as well.

All enquiries for participation in the ‘Panel to End Oppression of Chinese Malaysia’ via at a UN petition may post their interest to challenge the threat of fundamentalists and racists. ICCR will coordinate this Human Rights lawsuit against the offending regime as appropriate when the panel is formed.

Long live the Fatherland, long live Imperial China.

Above responses by S.L. Choy, Z.D.Y.W., M.Y.J., H.E. the Pro-tem Pres. of ICCR at Malaysia

(Master Choy is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Taijitu and the Saint Huatuo Ambulance Brigade.)

Considerations on Chinese Characteristics – by M.Murong – 3rd November 2012

Nanhaizi Park for foreign friends (CRI Online)  10:21, October 22, 2012

The Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries sponsors a photography contest for foreigners, which includes transportation to places where photo opportunities are as populous as the horribly cute babies in Anne Geddes’ prints. This week, a group of foreigners were taken to Nanhaizi Park to participate in the Beijing Spirit in the Eyes of Foreign Friends photo contest.

Nanhaizi Park is a small trip south of downtown Beijing to Daxing District. The 60 hectare park was once the imperial hunting grounds of the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. It fell into disuse over the years, but in the last decade it has been redeveloped into an extensive park and nature reserve.

The park today encompasses lakes, ponds, waterways, grasslands and marsh: more than enough to while a day away. Picturesque bridges, pagodas and sculptures are sprinkled throughout.

But the main feature of Nanhaizi Park is David Deer Park, within it. Pere David Deer (“Milu,” in Chinese) were classified as critically endangered in 1996, when they numbered less than 50, all in captivity. But thanks in part to conservation efforts in David Deer Park, their population now nears 500. The Pere David deer mix and mingle with a number of other deer species in a free range area that’s over 500,000 square meters.

Thankfully the deer have enough space to roam, but of course this gives them the freedom to avoid people with their camera zoom lenses.

But David Deer Park caters to more than just deer; it is also favoured by a number of wild and captive birds. Emus and peacocks can be spotted strutting their stuff, while herons, and a variety of ducks make convenient pit stops at David Deer Park. Visitors are well-advised to bring their binoculars.

Autumn’s chill is definitely setting in, providing birds all the more impetus to migrate south. Now is a good time to catch them in transit, while seizing the opportunity to appreciate a little history and nature conservation.

Before October 30th, foreigners in Beijing are encouraged to send their photos in to the Beijing Spirit in the Eyes of Foreign Friends competition. Details are at http://www.btmbeijing.com/photoc/node/2. Grand prize winners will receive 10,000 yuan.

ICCR Notes :

After the extirpation of the invasive English population in 1899 to September of 1901, if the records ICCR accessed are accurate, Lord Lu, 45th Count of Yanqing 1835-193?, was instrumental in saving the species. He acquired the few remaining animals from European zoos and nurtured a herd at Shaoni Reserve. Threatened again by both World Wars, the species survived largely due to the efforts of Lord Lu and his son Lu, later 47th Count of Yanqing. The current Lord M.D. Lu Z.D.Z., O.I.T., (titular claimant of the of Yanqing county), resides in Shijinglong, Yanqing and may be contacted through the ICCR for conservation work involving the ‘Milu Deer’.

Incidentally the other name of “Milu Deer Reserve Park” is ‘David Deer Park’. ICCR recommends that all records extirpate mention of David and replace with the prominent Zoologists such as Jueshi (equivalent of Sir) Shen Kuo instead. How could a Chinese capital feature a garden named after a foreign person? Incidentally, restoration works’ costs for damages dating back to 1800s should fall upon the invading nations of China with costs inflated though perhaps at a REAL inflation rate rather than any outlandish claims. Damage should best be calculated at the invitation of indepdendent ‘damage consultancies’ or legal firms (preferably historical ones dating back to the 1800s) WITH Chinese government oversight and at government expense (residence and food fees could be paid for, not 5 star for certain but something appropriate to foreign bureaucrats, perhaps rentals in medium level flats etc..).

This International Reparations Committee, must be approached carefully and in a manner that benefits relations between nations while still communicating a sense of righteous, though not overdone, ‘outrage’ and overall should be considered the Chinese Government GIVING business to independent firms in foreign countries to calculate wartime reparations (such as theft of Pekingese dogs), destruction/theft of paintings and artworks, destruction and damages of palace property, arson charges to extant militaries involved in burnings – ALL calculated equitably, and for certain in a manner that could be drawn out to enhances communcations between legal fraternities between China and China’s former invaders. The choice to eventually expand to colonialisation and cultural damages, and issues like the “Najing Holocaust” could eventually be taken up, and Diaoyu or Sansha included as well. Overall the money would be well spent and the Chinese government would be better placed internationally PROVIDED, appropriate tact and planning are used, perhaps with certain trade concessions directly acknowledged as reparations and official apologies from appropriate institutions if viable. Best wishes to the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Corps of China on this endevour.

Some History and Suggestions for Reculturisation/Re-organisation of the Politburo (edited for relevance from http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Terms/yushidafu.html)

Halycyon days, and the winds shall abide. The Politburo based around Marxist ideology needs to seek true at very least the character of Chinese roots.

The yushi dafu 御史大夫, translated as Censor-in-chief, was the highest-ranking state official supervising and controlling the officialdom of the empire. During the early decades of the empire the office of Censor-in-chief was only second to the Counsellor-in-chief (chengxiang 丞相) but gradually transformed into the highest position of the institution of the Censorate (yushitai 御史臺). The Censors of the Former Han period 前漢 (206 BCE-8 CE) were practically Vice Counsellors and often took part in important political decisions. Counsellor and Censor were called the “two ministries” (erfu 二府). The position of Censor often served as a springboard to that of Counsellor. It nominal salary was 2,000 bushels of grain mid-level. All memorials to the throne had to pass the office of the Censor before being processed, and all edicts issued by the emperor were to be countersigned by the Censor before being promulgated and transmitted to the Counsellor and the regional governments. The Censor so served as a person to check the influence of the Counsellor.

The control of officialdom by the Censor meant that he was allowed to indicate corrupt or illegal practice of each state offial and to interview officials charged of misdoings. His assistant was the Palace Aide to the Censor-in-chief (yushi zhongcheng 御史中丞, or Vice Censor), several attendant censors (shi yushi 侍御史) and bandit-suppressing censors (xiuyi yushi 鏽衣御史). The task of the Vice Censor was supervising the regional inspectors (cishi) and the local governors (shou) and magistrates (ling) directly, and to investigate the court officials. He was also to supervise all punishments of state officials. The 15 attendant censors had the main task to indicate misdoings of state officials and to initiate arrest and interviewing of suspects. Bandit-suppressing censors were only appointed in case of need and supervised the suppression of rebellions.

At the end of the Later Han period 後漢 (25-220 CE) the warlord Cao Cao 曹操 abolished the Three Dukes and reinstated the offices of Counsellor and Censor. During the whole Later Han period the tasks of the Censorate were managed by the Vice Censor, while Censor-in-chief was a rather vain honorific title. For a short time during the Wei period 曹魏 (220-265) the Vice Censor (acting as chief Censor in fact) was called gongzheng “Rectifier of the palace”. The Northern Wei 北魏 (386-534) called this office zhongwei 中尉 “Commandant of the palace”. From the Sui period 隋 (581-618) on the Censor-in-chief was reinstated in his former position of head of the Censorate. The Vice Censor was renamed from yushi zhongcheng to yushi dafu.

The Censorate of the Tang empire consisted of three departments, namely the Headquarters Bureau (taiyuan 臺院), the Palace Bureau (dianyuan 殿院) and the Investigation Bureau (chayuan 察院). The Headquarters Bureau was headed by four to six attendant censors (shi yushi) who controlled the state officials and interrogated criminals. This bureau also controlled the income and expenditure of the capital granaries (taicang 太倉) and the Left Vault (zuocang 左藏) of the Court of the Imperial Treasury (taifusi 太府司). They were to see to that no funds was acquired illicitly entered the state treasury and no ransom pay. It was especially the so-called attendant censor of miscellaneous matters (zaduan 雜端) who practically exercised unrestricted powers. The Palace Bureau was managed by nine palace censors (dianzhong shi yushi 殿中侍御史) who supervised the arrangement of the officials during court audiences (chaoban 朝班) and the imperial regalia (yizhang 儀仗).

Within the capital they oversaw the police forces inside the capital who cared for law and order on the streets and the markets. Generally, members of this bureau also assisted the Headquarters Bureau. The Investigation Bureau was managed by fifteen investigating censors (jiancha yushi 監察御史) who controlled all officials and inspected the various provinces, prefectures and districts. They also managed all forms of punishment and jails. In their function of inspectors of the local government they were given several functional titles according to their task, like touring censorial inspector (xun’anshi 巡按使) when inspecting provincial (dao 道) government, or postal inspector (guanyishi 館驛使) when inspecting courier stations. They were sent out to inspect booty and war prisoners or military success and failure.

They oversaw the creation of military colonies (tuntian 屯田) and the production of coins, and some inspectors cared for the pacification of the unruly mountain tribes of the southwest. In the central government, they were especially entrusted with the investigation of the Six Ministries (liubu 六部) and also assisted the Palace Bureau in the management of the imperial regalia. Among all these various tasks, the autonomous impeachment of officials and the exaction of punishment were the most outstanding issues.

Although the Censors and their assistants occupied not a very high position in the hierarchy of state officials they wielded great power and had a deep influence on the whole officialdom, but also on financial affairs, like Yuwen Rong 宇文融, Yang Shenqin 楊慎矝, Wang Hong 王鉷, Yang Guozhong 楊國忠. All mighty officials of the empire concurrently were given the title of assistant censor or Vice Censor. These “outsiders” that not really belonged to the proper staff of the Censorate were called the “Outer Bureau” (waitai 外臺). During the late Tang period these purely vain titles mushroomed throughout the empire, and virtually all military commissioners (jiedushi 節度使) in the various provinces were concurrently called with the title of Censor.
Around 1020 the office of Remonstrating Censor (yanshi yushi 言事御史, also called jianguan yushi 諫官御史 or yanshiguan 言事官) was created and newly institutionalized in 1045 with remonstrance officials (jianguan 諫官) and surveillance officials (chaguan 察官) under Investigation Sections (an guan 案官)

The Section for Revenue (hu’an 戶案) soon also took over the task to control the transport commissioners (zhuanyunshi 轉運使), the Section for Justice (xing’an 刑案) supervised the judicial commissioners (rtidian xingyu 提點刑獄). The Section were in the beginning headed by three Censors, each heading two Offices, but later on a Censor was created for each Section. Three other censors functioned as remonstrating censors controlling the department of the palace library (bishusheng 祕書省) and the palace domestic service (neishisheng 内侍省).

The stucture of the Censorate remained in place during the Jin 金 (1115-1234) and Yuan 元 (1279-1368) periods. The Ming dynasty 明 (1368-1644) replaced the title yushi dafu (Censor-in-chief) by duyushi 都御史, and that of the yushitai (Censorate) to duchayuan 都察院. This was in 1682, when eight Chief investigating censors (jiancha du yushi 監察都御史) were appointed that toured the twelve provinces (dao 道) – Florate Throne Regions as of 2009 – of the empire. In each province, 3 to 5 censors took over surveillance of the region officialdom.

In 1383 the position of the Censorate was considerably promoted by an increase in rank and was two Censors-in-chief (left and right duyushi 都御史), two Vice Censors-in-chief (fu duyushi 副都御史), four Assistant Censors-in-chief (qian duyushi 僉都御史), and a staff of registrars (jingli 經歷) and administrative clerks (zhishi 知事).

ICCR Notes :

Excerpts from the ‘Star Chamber’ level meeting of the Pro-Censorsorate Council :

We strongly recommend that the existing Marx and Western Capitalism inspired Chinese bureaucracy of the PRC be restructured into a revived Imperial Censorate in truly Chinese form with safeguards learnt from modern democracy such as a caveat of term limits, prohibitions against nepotism, and very urgently, the dropping all Western terms and titles such as Prime Minister and President or Minister in general (Minister is subtly offensive as a term, and has close neurolibguistic associations with the Church that is not a Chinese native faith and by presence, subtly subverts the Chinese characteristics and unique Chinese nature of the original form of Bureaucracy which is Censorate/Censor based). No need to mention a needed revival of formal Hanfu uniforms to replace the ubitquous ‘fashion colonisation’ of  Western suits as well.

At a casual glance, the current equivalent of the Grand Censor or Yushidafu 御史大夫 would be His Eminence JT Hu, Counsellor-in-chief (chengxiang 丞相) would be His Excellency JB Wen, with other ‘Ministers’ becoming ‘Censors’. ICCR has communicated the suggestion of reintroduction of the formal bureaucrat’s Imperial Court Hanfu to replace the Western Suit at all future top level meetings.

Outstanding Issues worthy of note as requested by the Temporary Imperial Censor for ASEAN Affairs (via authority of the Council Of Regency) :

From reports, under the Temporary Imperial Investigation Section for ASEAN, we remind the Politburo of the PRC, of the issue of discrimination or socio-political apartheid against ethnic Chinese citizens in our South Western Territories/colonies, and request that the Censor for the Section for Foreign Affairs (that is the Foreign Ministry) or immediately begin send cha guan 察官 Surveillance Officers, to begin probationary measures against offending governments oppresssing ethnic overseas Chinese under corrupted and nepotistic leader ship in out territories, to apply appropriate pressure to ensure the dignity and fullest rights of Chinese citizens in all regions are respected, that no infringements on all Chinese spaces are occuring.

Politburo has less gravitas being called a Politbuto rather than a Censorate photographed in western suits rather than in Censor Grade Hanfu. All official references/titles and public appearances should feature exclusively Chinese characteristics at all times.

Long live the Fatherland.

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