From Unherd: the useful idiots are back, and supporting the CCP.
But the Soviet Union has been gone for almost 30 years, and today’s Cuba is mainly of kitsch value, its youthful revolutionary heroes preserved as a piece of sixties nostalgie; its diminishing achievements — education (Fidelista indoctrination) and internationalist healthcare (Cuban doctors sent overseas have been likened to indentured labour) — implausibly trotted out to justify over half a century of dictatorship.
And so a new generation of political “seekers” have turned to China for their ideological sustenance.
And a reminder of what’s in store for the Hong Kong legal system. Bitter Winter on Xi Jinping’s new definition of ‘rule of law’. According to state media…
Xi Jinping’s thought on the rule of law is a major theoretical innovation that has come into being in line with the requirements of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the latest achievement of the Sinicization of Marxist theory of the rule of law, an important part of Xi Jinping’s thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and a fundamental guide to follow.
Re-read it if you think it’ll help you understand – it’s still painful. In plain language…
Building on Marx, Xi regards the rule of law as the principle that all should respect the laws, but the laws should respect the CCP, and be interpreted according to the CCP’s orders, directives, and interests.