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    Default Leading Chinese official labels India's Maoists "terrorists".

    Interesting article for what it reveals about the modern Chinese establishment (many of whom came very close to death during the Cultural revolution which deserves its own thread).

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    "New Delhi, Nov. 21: A senior Chinese communist party official has equated Maoists with terrorists, going far beyond the sterile labels usually used by Beijing.

    “Maoism is nothing but terrorism. The Maoists should never expect any financial, political or military support from China,’’ Ai Ping of the Communist Party of China (CPC) told The Telegraph today.

    “We in China never use the term Maoism in our political parlance. Marxism is our source and Mao just adapted it to the Chinese situation. Mao himself has never approved of the term ‘Maoism’,’’ said Ai, who is the director-general of the CPC’s Bureau 1 that advises Beijing on its South and East Asia policies."

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage | Maoists terrorists: China comrade

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    This is also very interesting....."Ai had a piece of advice for the mainstream Indian Left, too: “The US has a huge market and a very strong financial sector which we cannot afford to neglect. We must learn to deal with the US. The US does have hegemonic tendencies, but we don’t need to keep calling it imperialist always.”

    Ai said it was wrong to underestimate the importance of the market.

    “We must take reforms and opening-up as the driving force to promote all-round economic, political, cultural and social development. It is imperative to push forward economic and political reform to motivate the entire population for greater enthusiasm, initiative and creativity to realise social equity and justice and fill the country with vitality,’’ he said."

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    Long way from the days Harry Haywood used to write for the Peking Review.

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