Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua
Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

Maria Siow

Was Xi Jinping’s choice of a gory and controversial idiom a message from Beijing?

  • Part of the Chinese president’s speech on the Communist Party’s centenary was translated by foreign media as meaning ‘heads cracked and bleeding’
  • Words matter, and it might be better for Beijing to project a powerful and ‘unbulliable’ image over presenting itself as ‘lovable’

Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua
Communist Party leader Xi Jinping said China has never bullied or oppressed the people of any other country, and will not allow foreign forces to bully China. Photo: Xinhua
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