Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Definitions Section is Large and Growing

Emperor Xi Jinping, First of His Name, has embraced the xenophobic nationalism growing in China to bolster his rule in the face of rumblings over his unlimited tenure.

Uh oh:

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power.

Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail".

The speech was a strong warning against any attempt at separatism from places like Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Xi may say that socialism is the way. But nobody believes that.

The inclusion of Taiwan as an example of China's glorious unified state gives away the game that China claims their borders extend far beyond what China controls now.

And the list of what China claims as forever part of one China is a growing appendix to the claim of representing the hope of all Chinese people.

And let's not even discuss how China is making completely new territory to absorb.

"Total unity" apparently has no limits on its scope. The Chinese don't even bother to pretend they have no more territorial ambitions.