Tag Archives: Zhou Enlai

Film from the People’s Republic of China: “My Long March”

This movie, “My Long March”, was made by the PRC’s August First Film Studio in 2006 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Long March.



3/11 (the Zunyi Conference)

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Kal Aaj Aur Kal

Thanks to Red Diary for posting this beautiful song and the translation of its lyrics. The song is Kal Aaj Aur Kal (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) written by Aitzaz Ahsan, a leader of the lawyers’ movement in Pakistan. This version of the song and the video is from the album Umeed-e-Sahar (Hope of Dawn) by Laal.

Music by Shahram Azhar and Taimur Rahman of Laal, the Band.

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Zhou Enlai: How to be a Good Leader

April 22, 1943
[Editorial note: The outline of a talk to cadres of the Southern Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, originally entitled “Outline of a Talk on Leadership and Review of Work”]

I. The definition of a leader

Any cadre may at some time have to take up the work of leadership, and very likely he is already doing such work. Therefore, the work of leadership concerns leading cadre at all levels, whether the lower, middle or upper.

Among the staff members at Hongyan and Zengjiayan there is only a difference in the kind of work each does, but no distinction is drawn between the leaders and the led, still less between cadres and non-cadres. Although some comrades working in Hongyan and Zengjiayan and in the office of New China Daily are not directly shouldering the responsibilities of leadership, they are in fact leaders.

II. The stand a leader should take

A leading cadre must proceed from the standpoint of the Party in everything he does. But this is only a general statement. More specifically, a leading cadre should have the following qualities: Continue reading