Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Why Xi Jinping endorses an anti-American blogger - Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson
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Journalist Ian Johnson joins a radio debate at "On the Point" on the NPR on the blogger Zhou Xiaoping, who was last month endorsed by president Xi Jinping. Xi, or at least his speech writers, are trying to regain the ideological high-ground, says Ian Johnson. They are looking for new moral values, and Zhou fits into this picture. His message ´proud to be Chinese´, comes with an anti-American slant. He is criticizing Western media when they report about China, tells Johnson, but also himself not really sticking to the facts when talking about the US.

Blogger Zhou Xiaoping takes a selfie with president Xi Jinping
The full debate you can hear here. 

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