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奔腾不息 | bēn téng bù xī

In his speech to BRICS leaders in Johannesburg on July 26, Xi Jinping used this suyu to stress the message he was sending in his speech to the BRICS Business Forum: the trends of the times are surging forward and you are either with them (i.e., with China) or against them (i.e., with those unnamed countries pursuing unilateralism and protectionism). While it is easy to point to China’s record and say that they aren’t walking the walk, it is also important to hear how this message resonates outside the United States.


Surge forward without ceasing




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