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Topics: Hu Jintao

The Many Faces of China’s Enigmatic President



Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era by Willy Wo-lap Lam (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2007), 359 pp., $29.95 Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher “Who is the President of China?” the late-night talk show hosts joked with their audiences when a Communist cadre by the name of Hu Jintao vaulted into the presidency of China in 2003. “Hu is the President.” “That’s what I want to know. Who?” But behind the banter lurks a serious …

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To Kill a Generation



China’s Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People’s Republic, 1949–2005 by Tyrene White (Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2006), 297 pp. Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher Chen Guangcheng will never read this book about the history of China’s one-child policy. He doesn’t need to. For the human rights activist and self-taught lawyer himself has carried out an in-depth study of the effect of the policy on the people of Linyi, a district in China’s …

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China’s Longest Campaign: Tyrene White.



China’s Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People’s Republic, 1949-2005 by Tyrene White (Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2006), 297 pp. Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher. Chen Guangcheng will never read this book about the history of China’s one-child policy. He doesn’t need to. For the human rights activist and self-taught lawyer himself has carried out an in-depth study of the effect of the policy on the people of Linyi, a district in China’s …

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Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored



Hu Jintao, dictator of Communist China, received all the trappings of a state visit in April from President Bush, who ignored China’s systematic human rights abuses beyond making some vague statements about “respecting human rights and the freedoms of the Chinese people.” As expected, Bush got nothing from China, which continues to receive all the privileges she desires — whether it be crushing people of faith at home or flooding the American market with cheap …

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Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored



April 21, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 16 Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored Dear Colleague: Yet more congressional testimony about China’s human rights abuses failed to dampen Chinese dictator Hu Jintao’s American reception, but Congressman Chris Smith made his point for those willing to listen. Steven W. Mosher President Hu Jintao, dictator of Communist China, received all the trappings of a state visit this week from President Bush, who ignored China’s …

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