Premier Li Keqiang today said in front of the statue of Deng Xiaoping that “The Yellow River and Yangtze River will not flow backwards,” sending a strong signal that China’s reform and opening-up policies will continue. Let’s see what happens with the Party Congress.
克强总理今天在深圳,在邓小平的铜像广场称改革开放会继续,“黄河长江不会倒流”。这在社交媒体引起热议。

Aug 17, 2022 · 12:01 PM UTC

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What’s interesting is that Xi’s first trip after the Beidaihe meeting was to the Northeast, where he famously called for “self-sufficiency” in 2018, while Li’s first trip was to Shenzhen, the cradle of China’s reforms and opening-up. The contrast has never been sharper.
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Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Sending a strong signal that he is as irrelevant as the water that’s passed away out to sea
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Meanwhile Yangtze River basically dried up in Chongqing ..
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Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Ahhhh.... Isn't the Yangtze running dry in parts? Can't expect a premier to know that stuff 🤷‍♂️
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Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Is that what he meant? Or is it more of a 别忘初心 comment?
Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Can you post a link of the People’s Daily report on Li’s statement in front of the Deng Xiaoping statue? I didn’t see it in the coverage yesterday which was about the economic symposium speech in Shenzhen.
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Just check this video
Premier Li pledged to continue Deng Xiaoping’s “reform and opening” policy, saying “the Yellow River and Yangtze River will not flow backwards.” 找回了当年北大团委书记的感觉 😊
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He looks thin and worn down - of course Deng was the one who wrote that power shouldn’t be concentrated in one person / Xi’s hands
Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Exactly, what happens at the Congress is the final word, not an opposition politician out stumping for votes. Does he have the votes to change anything?
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Replying to @ShanghaiMacro
Xi himself has said similar while in fact implementing policies to the contrary, so whatever.
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