Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Badiucao (巴丢草): Xi at the “Core”

In his latest drawing, CDT resident cartoonist Badiucao highlights the recent reemergence of the term “core” (héxīn 核心) in reference to CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping amid a call for “absolute” Party  loyalty to the high leader. Xi at the “Core,” by Badiucao for CDT:   In the cartoon, Xi is portrayed as an egg being pursued

February 3, 2016 5:12 PM

Video Extols Party Slogans With Rap and Beethoven

Xinhua has released a new animated music video fusing Beethoven with hip-hop in attempt to promote the “Four Comprehensives,” the blueprint President Xi Jinping laid out in late 2014 to achieve his “Chinese Dream.” The New York Times’ Vanessa Piao and Patrick Boehler report: China’s Communist Party propagandists turned to rap

February 3, 2016 3:19 PM

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