Pomp and Glory in Beijing


In this op-ed for the New York Times I describe what Tuesday's scene was like on Tiananmen Square for the 70th anniversary of the PRC's founding.

 

While many emphasize the authoritarian nature of PRC control, I use this piece to look at another piece of the equation: the party's successful creation of a story that inspires real loyalty and emotion. 

Category: New York Times, Chinese politics, 
Posted by: ian
Oct 3, 2019