New China

Reflections, Analysis and Conclusions of a Layman

by Jim Hammond



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/23/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781491850596
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781491850589

About the Book

One has to marvel at the tremendous material progress of China under the New China concept. The sweeping skyscrapers, the architectural creations of the Olympics and space successes are a wonder to behold! But there are other criteria by which a nation should be judged. Shouldn’t the spiritual and political advancement of the people also have equal importance? If the people are kept in “a gilded cage”, can that be good even though you fill their belly’s and clothe them beautifully? This book is dedicated to stripping away the glitzy exterior and taking a hard look at the sinister interior. President Reagan used the blunt but realistic term “Evil Empire” which is closer to the truth! In this case it is the evil dragon, the Chinese Communist Party, that towers above the law and the Chinese Constitution that is the terrible truth! It has no limits and no purpose in life other than its survival regardless of human cost. In its wake it destroys all human dignity of individual expression in exchange for material wealth. It demands unthinking obedience for the material rewards. But like all Chinese empires in its thousands of years history, a day of retribution will come! When, is anyone’s guess, but some factors that foretell its eventual demise is suggested in this book.

About the Author

Many people have visited China but few went there to get married in the twenty-first century and had close contact with the Chinese by working and living there. The author took many notes and photos to record experiences, personal conversations, and observations to provide an unvarnished view of modern Chinese society. The huge material advancement of China was obvious, but the subtle influence of the Chinese Communist Party was everywhere, but not realized by tourists—or me at first—or casual observers. The National TV station (CCTV) was often blatant in their propaganda, but everyday life was benign, and the ordinary Chinese lived without obvious interference. The author was not aware of the inconsistency until many Chinese pointed it out. The author’s only credentials were being a keen observer, listening carefully to the Chinese people, and having a strong desire to look for underlying, unbiased facts. His new stepdaughter was one of the first individuals to jolt me out of just admiring the material advancement of China and thinking about people’s opinions.