China’s senior leader, Xi Jinpeng, now talks of the “Two 100s”—the goal of making the nation’s entire vast population “moderately well off” by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, and the goal of making China a fully modernized and developed nation by 2049, the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. As China expert Robert Lawrence Kuhn puts it, Xi’s vision of the “Chinese Dream” has four parts: “Strong China (economically, politically, diplomatically, scientifically, militarily); Civilized China (equity and fairness, rich culture, high morals); Harmonious China (amity among social classes); Beautiful China (healthy environment, low pollution)” (“Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream,” New York Times, June 4, 2013).(Note: I added in the link in the quote above.)
I find it odd that Roderick C. Meredith should quote Robert Kuhn and not acknowledge the vital role he played in running WCG in the 1970s.
This gets up my nose because it reminds me again how so often these COG leaders will mention something obliquely, so that those unaware of what happened are left unaware of the full story. Often it is necessary to go to a non-COG source to learn what really happened.