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Pakistani army intensified the kidnapping of Baloch students. Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch

Baloch Pro-Independence leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch in a statement released recently, said, "Pakistani army has intensified the kidnappings and disappearances of Baloch students. Reason being Pakistan's eternal lurking fear that even within its colonial and outdated educational system, Baloch students will gain knowledge and skills required to meet their national and ideological needs. While its outdated colonial educational system will fail to integrate them into a so-called and baseless national core of Pakistan. On the contrary, the Baloch students can achieve intellectual and ideological maturity required for Independence by studying in the same educational system, and seeing the injustices within the system.""This is the main reason that all the universities and schools of Balochistan are under the control of the army," said Dr. Allah Nizar Baloch. "Balochistan University seems like a cantonment, where hundreds of troops are deployed. Baloch student…

Excerpt from "China's New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong" by Jude Blanchette

Excerpt from "China's New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong" by Jude BlanchetteSep 20Bill Bishop, SupchinaThis week’s free issue of the newsletter is an excerpt from Jude Blanchette’s book China's New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong.As of August 2019 Jude is the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He spent more than a decade in China, where he advised companies on political risk and the workings of the CCP. Jude’s book is interesting for lots of reasons, including the historical perspective it gives to the current debate in the US about whether or not the engagement policy failed. As his work shows, there were plenty of people inside the PRC who were very concerned it was working in ways that threatened to corrode the Party’s hold on power by spurring the dreaded “peaceful evolution”.I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and you can buy the book here o…