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China's kids get schooled in 'Xi Jinping thought'

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By Laurie CHEN and Jing Xuan TENG

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Poor Kids!

I feel very sorry for them!

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Probably they have no idea what is Taiwan, Tibet and soon Hongkong...

...also the Corona Virus is created as a chemical weapon by the US military....

6 ( +12 / -6 )

No critical thinking anymore for these kids. All will be positivity and gratitude to the great leader.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

"Can we refuse this?" asked another.

hahahahahahahaha

no.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Brainwashing the children was a a Nazi staple called the "Hitler youth".

Now the CCP are trying to create the "Xi youth" in it's own way.

Such a pathway leads to death and destruction for all. I feel sorry for what is coming to this world.

Nothing good can come from this.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Creepy.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Bad idea. Children are not yet developed enough to understand concepts like "capitalism" or "communism". Even adults struggle with Marx, let alone the (what I consider to be) misguided interpretation of Maoism, and especially the perversion that is the so-called "Xi Jinping thought".

5 ( +9 / -4 )

It's like North Korea over there. What's next?!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

China is so advanced in some areas but so behind in the more important ones.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Xi is the most dangerous ruler today. He is calm and calculating and that makes him very dangerous. The west really must band together to stop him somehow.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

In fact this only shows that they just begin their system’s end. If there’s a need to indoctrinate the children then this is of course the end of the CCP in some years or very few decades. The children are mostly very clever and intelligent and will start to ask questions , first silently to themselves , later more loudly and resisting, and one day soon overcome that communist dictatorship, like we already have done more than thirty years ago in Soviet controlled Eastern European countries. They also tried to indoctrinate us in life and school with Marx, Engels, Lenin and then local leaders’ thoughts, speeches, pamphlets, newspapers, television, everything… It all didn’t help them, they are now all only a small side or rand note in history books, many would even have already quite a problem to remind all or only a few names of that era.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Communist Party aims to extend his personality cult to children as young as seven and rear a new generation of patriotic brainwashed morons.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

What a bad joke by the CCP. Indoctrinating and brainwashing children at such a young age is extremely dangerous. Do they remember the horrors of Mao Tsetung? It started with the so called " red book" which caused the death of millions of innocent people.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Children are not yet developed enough to understand concepts like "capitalism" or "communism". 

And yet when I was at school, I was expected to understand god, virgin births, miracles, reincarnation, and global flooding. I'm not sure Marx is any more complicated.

Dave Allen puts it best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxo81Ok9Urk

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Every nation does it but in their own ways, why NOT China???

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

China deserves criticism if it's leaders are trying to slant truth; but I hope none posting criticism of China are US Americans, because I know most of us learned slanted historical truths throughout our schooling

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Don't need no thought control; leave them kids alone

5 ( +5 / -0 )

A dictator for life always ends badly for the dictator or the country or both. Think (in no particular order) Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Ceausescu, Franco, Pinochet, Idi Amin. Now we have our current dictators: Putin, Xi, Bolsonaro, the Kims, and so on. The US dodged a bullet by getting rid of Trump, who behaved like a dictator and talked about 3 or more terms in office but, thankfully, one man can't change the rules by himself in the US.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

More Xi Jinping Thought in action. Catch the children before they become problematic and in need of Party harmonization. Professor Steve Tsang said six months ago :

Xi is well-aware that, at least for the time being, not every Chinese are in tune with his party-centric nationalism or “wolf-warrior” diplomacy. He prescribed the United Front approach to persuade them. He said: “As long as we guard the center of the circle [that is, support for the CCP’s leadership], which is the political baseline, the radius of inclusion and diversity can be longer, and the concentric circle we can draw will be larger.” Put differently, anyone who is critical of the CCP’s leadership must be won over or “harmonized.”

In short, while claiming that pragmatism and engagement with the rest of the world will remain the mainstay of Xi’s uninterrupted rise strategy, these claims are qualified by zero tolerance of any act that may “hurt the feelings of the Chinese people” or “the dignity of China.”

https://theasanforum.org/uninterrupted-rise-chinas-global-strategy-according-to-xi-jinping-thought/ (Asan Forum, April - June 2021 Vol.9, No.2, footnotes omitted). A very thoughtful read, particularly over its foreign policy.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Every nation does it but in their own ways, why NOT China???

No it is quite rare. When done it is by leaders who want to be leader for life so it does not occur in democracies. Even Putin has not yet gone that far, but then he does not care or need to brainwash, his people know the truth and also that his grip on power is unbreakable.

China has a much different equation and those leaders, like Hitler, that aim for world domination need a people blind to the truth and willing to follow their leaders orders and sacrifice their lives for their leaders ambitions no matter what. When children are brainwashed in this way they will gladly die for their "perfect" leader.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Every country does some of this. I don't mind patriotism being included. A little is a good thing, but too much of anything is bad.

Sorta like how too much computer gaming is bad for kids, so is too much patriotism, especially when tied to an individual, not the office. Same for pushing any specific political party.

cult of Xi

I suppose dictators gotta dictate.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A little more Xi Jinping Thought on topic. Yesterday from the National Press and Publication Administration:

The meeting [of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on 31 August] emphasized that it is necessary to continuously and thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, fully implement the party’s educational policy, consciously use the party’s innovative theories to arm the mind, guide practice, promote work, and improve political judgment, political understanding, and political implementation. We must keep in mind the “big man of the country”, adhere to the direction of socialist education, and educate people for the party and the country. It is necessary to take the establishment of morality as a fundamental task, strengthen ideological and political work and the construction of teacher ethics and style, school spirit and academic style, and focus on cultivating socialist builders and successors with comprehensive development of morality, intelligence, physical education, art, and labor.

https://www-nppa-gov-cn.translate.goog/nppa/contents/718/98816.shtml?_x_tr_sl=zh-CN&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=ajax,sc,elem&_x_tr_sch=http

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A little more Xi Jinping Thought on topic. Yesterday from the National Press and Publication Administration:

Wow. That read more like something that originated in Pyongyang than something from Beijing.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Pink Floyd

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Pink Flyod's "Another Brick in the Wall" was rather forward thinking...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Chairman Xi is going to run China into the ground much the way his idol Mao did. He seems intent on making all of the same mistakes Mao made and imitates Mao with his use of Zhongshan suits, calling himself the "Helmsman", favoring state owned industries over private business, in fact punishing private entreprenuers whos power rivals that of the state, erasing media personalities who crossed paths with the CCP from all public records, making party members sit through monthly indoctrination sessions (when most of these members are business owners who joined the party for networking opportunities and are not true believers) and now, making kids read his thoughts. Young people are already tired of being driven hard and are picking up on what they call "lying flat", meaning doing the bare minimum possible. What's next, reviving the Red Guards? It seems China's days as a business powerhouse might be coming to an end as Xi seemingly does everything possible to deter innovative minds from taking risks. Local leaders are now afraid to do anything on their own accord and wait for direction from Beijing. Combined with a declining population and soon declining water as the glaciers feeding the Yellow River disappear China is headed for the ditch.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I bet that song will be banned in China.....if it's not already.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I guess he's trying to replace Maoism with Xiism. Which of course, the rest of us will have to call Poohism.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Pink Flyod's "Another Brick in the Wall" was rather forward thinking...

It's a great song and video, but it assumed that kids fall for that kind of crap. That's not my experience. By about the age of nine we were changing the words of hymns and school songs. I don't think it will take too long for kids to make fun of Grandpa Xi Jinping. At least I hope not.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Xi like every person have a psychological vulnerable weak spot,just criticizing him,is the only thing that get too him

0 ( +0 / -0 )

By about the age of nine we were changing the words of hymns and school songs.

I'm laughing at that one. I could recite a few of our revised songs from that age and later but they would probably get me banned from J-T for trespassing on a whole bunch of modern sensibilities.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

And yet when I was at school, I was expected to understand god, virgin births, miracles, reincarnation, and global flooding. I'm not sure Marx is any more complicated.

Fair point, I agree that religious indoctrination shouldn't be part of schooling, either.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

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