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Presidential term limits – China, US, PH

UNITED States President Donald Trump had an unexpected reaction to China President Xi Jinping’s move to end the constitutional two-term limit on the country’s presidency. Trump’ reaction: “He’s now president for life, president for life.… And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”

“When the obstacle is removed and our political aim attained, the war will stop. Nevertheless if the obstacle is not completely swept away, the war will have to continue until the aim is fully accomplished.” Mao Zedong on “Protracted War.”

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Dead dictators draw HK art crowds

A “breathing” Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week – one of the world’s centers of capitalism – as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.

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Zero (?) poverty

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A third of Filipinos, or 33 million, are farmers and fishermen, and 18 million of these are among the very poor. In China, there are 800 million farmers.

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Reviewing ML

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ALLOWING a thousand flowers to bloom, a phraseology from Mao Zedong, makes for all voices to be raised both “for” and “against” the historical judgment, albeit evolving and hence pending, on “Martial Law” (ML). Contributing my own debutante thoughts on what is clearly a highly emotional issue when the name Marcos is part of the hardened psychosis of activism in a previous era, and which to this day, continue to raise its fist of rabidity over claims of historical revisionism.

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