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Post 29 Sep 2021, 00:51
I've noticed a lot of Global Times op-eds parroting Putinist talking points, in some cases being actually written by Russians or reprints from RT. This being a more interesting example

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1231871.shtml

another pro-Orban example https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1231156.shtml

They began this cooperation with Russian Sputnik news in 2017

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1043165.shtml

Well a lot of westerners over read into Global Times op-eds as if each op-ed is an official pronouncement from a Beijing ministry. Usually focusing on anything aggressive or gloating at the west's failings. But from my own amateur Kremlinology, what is most pronounced is a Putinist influence lately.
At least the Global Times has a voice, all the other official english publications are really bland and inoffensive

I wouldn't exactly say this article is like the official CPC line on the USSR just because its' a state-owned newspaper, but it was written by one of the Chinese editors not a foreign guest op-ed.

Quote:
Symptom I: Interest groups

In the USSR, the self-proclaimed dignitaries of a large bureaucratic class were parasitic on all aspects of Soviet society. They took advantage of their privileges and welfare. Under the highly centralized planned economy of the Soviet Union, the number of commodities that ordinary people could consume were strictly limited, but the dignitaries had privileges to obtain all kinds of scarce commodities such as TVs and cars.

Symptom III: Totalitarianism

The Soviet Union once practiced chauvinism and advocated for limited sovereignty, which eventually led to the disintegration of the socialist camp.

Today, the United States believes in neoliberalism, the survival of the fittest, and winner takes all. America turned into a liberal totalitarian state, sprinkled with traits of an oligarchy elite, an ideology and media monopoly, and a police state. This is in full compliance with the standards of a totalitarian regime expounded by the former US National Security Assistant Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Symptom IV: Political correctness

The Soviet Union once vigorously suppressed "dissidents." Neoliberalism in the US has now also become extreme and absolute. The rights of ethnic minorities have become the absolute standard of political correctness. Any speech that does not conform to liberal ideology is presumed guilty. Even Trump, who won 75 million ballots in the general election, is silenced by the media and internet giants at their convenience.
Post 15 Feb 2022, 04:09
Where did you see he was an editor? I'm not able to find much on this guy, he appears to have written three articles total and is recorded only as an observer of foreign affairs.
Post 16 Feb 2022, 00:37
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op-ed

Op-ed means not written by the editor

>An op-ed, short for "opposite the editorial page" or as a backronym the "opinions and editorials page," is a written prose piece, typically published by a North-American newspaper or magazine, which expresses the opinion of an author usually not affiliated with the publication's editorial board.

Like I said in my OP, I'm not saying we should read too much into this and see it as the official CPC position on the USSR. At the same time, there is editorial choice at the Global Times, they don't just accept any opinion in the world. So it's at least somewhat representative. I'm not saying that we should, but the western media treats anything out of the Global Times like its an official CPC pronouncement.
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