“Xiaozi” – I know quite a few

Great post on a phrase I hadn’t heard before.

And let me take this opportunity to offer a few links to China-related blog posts I’m enjoying:

Mark’s China Blog on Peter Hessler.

Xujun’s excellent review of China 2013.

Custer on the Dalai Lama’s use of public relations vs. the PRC’s (truly a must-read).

Now that my big project is mostly over I’ll try to post more often. It was a big success, the only downside being I had to work out of Shanghai for a week and I find it next to impossible to relate to that city. I realize the issue there is probably with me and not with Shanghai; I’m sure if I spent more time there and got familiar enough with the city to find my bearings I’d love it as much as Beijing or Kunming. Well, maybe.

The Discussion: 57 Comments

Mike Golddump,

And the Zionists planned 9/11 with the cinnivance of the CIA…as you alluded to earlier?

Did I ever say that, idiot? For the 3rd time, I say it is controversy because of the way the towers fell.


Since my response was whitewashed yesterday, I will say it again. I said it was propaganda because it was written during during the cold war era glorifying the CCP against the ‘soviet aggression.’ Imagine we see a US newspaper today glorifying Mao, that would be something else. Maybe I fell asleep in history class but I don’t recall the US-CCP meetings in Yanan after WWII, but I do know that the CCP and the Nationalists did have some peace talks before it broke down after WWII. Maybe if either you or Mike Golddung can point out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Mission earlier, maybe I know what you are talking about. Also, if this fact is so ‘well known,’ maybe you can point out to a recent article of this failed diplomacy, otherwise you are making things up.

March 17, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Comment

Mike GoldTroll,

And poor poor Pug_wash – confronted with the evidence that his beloved Mao was a CIA agent just like that Tibetan dude…must hurt! I see the rejection of the article – so heartfelt.

The only problem with your statement is that what you said is total hogwash. First of all, I said that the Dalai Lama was CIA’s lackie, (that means that the Dalai Lama is used by the CIA) not a CIA agent. Second, the CIA was formed after WWII, so the people who ‘worked’ with Mao wasn’t called the CIA. Maybe they are called OSS or something similar.


According to the article:

General Joseph W. Stilwell first suggested sending the mission and President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved it. The detached military unit sent to Yan’an was responsible for transmitting weather information, assisting the Communists in their rescue of downed American flyers and evaluating their Communist hosts’ contribution to the war effort against Japan.

Oh yeah, I guess the Americans were a great help to Mao by giving them weather information. Seems to me that Mao’s communists helped the Americans more and these Americans were there for diplomatic reasons and information gathering than helping them out.

Later on he’ll feel just like those Talebs in Afghanistan that have to come to terms that Hekmatyar took greenbacks from the Great Satan like everyone else did….even Osama Bin Liner and Saddam Hussein.

Keep talking Mr. Goldtroll.

March 18, 2010 @ 4:52 am | Comment

“Did I ever say that, idiot? ”
You alluded to it, fuckwit. That’s pretty close to a yes…

And Wikipedia all you got? No wonder you’re thick.

March 18, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Comment

Mike, you need to be more gracious in victory. Pug, you have to stop being a sore loser when (as most often happens) you lose arguments.

March 19, 2010 @ 12:24 am | Comment

Just another Troll who likes more about me rather than the topic at hand.

March 19, 2010 @ 9:19 am | Comment

so the people who ‘worked’ with Mao wasn’t called the CIA. Maybe they are called OSS or something similar.

So that makes Mao… an OSS agent?

March 19, 2010 @ 11:34 am | Comment

Slim, I should 😉
You know – I been reading about China’s Yuan of recent, how it’s devalued and all. Never gave it much thought – I mean, China makes everything so it’s bound to be cheaper there, right?
Then I read the 50 centers who contribute and I realise that…well, heck, yes. The Yuan is devalued. I mean, shit, if their contribution is the best that 50 cents can buy….


March 19, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | Comment

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