In which your host and newly minted Special Foreign Correspondent Julie O’Yang discuss the nuclear-tipped dong competition that was the Chinese Communist Party’s 70th birthday celebration, Xi Jinping’s quite deliberate emulation of Chairman Mao throughout the festivities, what this display of bravado signifies for the fates of Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the means by which young Chinese citizens make their ascent in the Party. Also detailed: Julie’s own trajectory as an author and a Chinese dissident, now happily situated in Europe.
This will be a recurring segment, as China is a vast, fascinating, and (above all else) strange place full of mystery and contradiction. Your questions will be warmly received at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they shall be answered posthastily.
Intro Music: 垃圾場 (Garbage Dump) - 何勇 (He Yong)
Entrance Music: 广场 (Square) - Carsick Cars
Outro Music: China Girl - David Bowie
The Author’s Work: The Little Yellow Book - Julie O’Yang
Macy’s National Day Parade: Only On CCTV
Some Shit Racist Hiphop from the Mainland - Gua Laowai
This Video was in No Way Financed by the CCP: Who is Xi DaDa?