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1 May 1974

Mao Tse Tung died in 1976. Before he did, presumably he, personifying authoritarian dictatoriship that western civilization abhors, instructed UN representatives of China to introduce a Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order. I'd like to believe that "first-world" democrats who periodically adopt "third-world" impostures will sacrifice 5 minutes in their busy, busy struggles for "critical material" supply chain security to read with ROW this design for "multipolar" political economy.

The "timing" of this UNGA resolution proceeded from Resolution 2758 (1971) which established "the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations." It coincided not only with US defeat by Viet Nam, but the OPEC oil embargo which crippled NATO industrialists and the final dissolution of US adhesion to the IMF's Bretton Woods value system.

Deng Xiaoping succeeded Mao as CPC chairman. The "right-side" of history attributes to him a radical break from tyrannical Mao (Deng Theory), because his role as messenger in 1974—like Resolution 2758—is largely ignored in western imperial epistemology. When chairman of the of the Delegation of the PRC, Teng Hsiao-Ping* aka Deng Xiaoping introduced 3202 (S-VI) to the Special Session of the UN General Assembly, 10 April 1974.

Prepared speech

...At present, the international situation is most favourable to the developing countries and the peoples of the world. More and more, the old order based on colonialism, imperialism and hegemonism is being undermined and shaken to its foundations. International relations are changing drastically. The whole world is in turbulence and unrest. The situation is one of "great disorder under heaven," as we Chinese put it. This "disorder" is a manifestation of the sharpening of all the basic contradictions in the contemporary world. It is accelerating the disintegration and decline of the decadent reactionary forces and stimulating the awakening and growth of the new emerging forces of the people....

UN audio recording (Mandarin), synopsis: "As Executive Vice-Premier of the People's Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping evokes in front of the General Assembly a new and more moderate [!] Chinese Foreign Policy and pleads [!] for the establishment of a new international economic order."

YouTube documentary, "In 1974, Deng Xiaoping's speech at the United Nations shocked the world!"

So it goes. Again.

* translations don't write themselves, Mr Zelesk*

by Cat on Tue Apr 4th, 2023 at 12:25:01 PM EST
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Never Seek Hegemony -- China's Voice at the UN General Assembly, 6 July 2021
In the 1970s, the United States and the Soviet Union stepped up their struggle for global dominance; the flaws in capitalism were coming to the fore; and developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, who had long been subject to oppression, became more eager than ever to fight for national independence and grow their economies.
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On December 1, 2017, at the opening ceremony of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting, President Xi Jinping reiterated China's commitment of never seeking hegemony or expansion no matter what stage of development it reaches. China will neither "import" models from other countries nor "export" the Chinese model or ask other countries to copy the Chinese practice.

This is a pledge China made to the international community and the code of conduct for international relations that it has always followed. Despite changes in the international landscape, China's commitment to "never seek hegemony" has never changed, and its original aspiration to "uphold peace" has never wavered. China has honored its words, as a major country is expected to do. China has not and will never betray the solemn commitment it made to the world at the United Nations.

Sports Day at St. Mark's Nursery, London, UK
This parent skipped school just in time to attend the festivities. The two's and three's were lined up in their smocks for a foot race. The teacher blew a whistle, and they were off.

"Run, Bunny, run," urged the parent. And so the child did until she stopped mid-field, cheeks flushed, and momentarily disoriented. Then Bunny's friend grab her hand and they crossed the finish line together. The crowd cheered, and everyone exchanged embraces.

"Why did you stop," Bunny's parent asked at the end of the day, when they walked home through Primrose Hill.

"I was waiting for Amie to catch up."

Parents are first teachers.
by Cat on Tue Apr 4th, 2023 at 01:51:41 PM EST
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