Wellington Airport Bookstore Sells Xi Jinping’s Political Theories at Premium Place

A book written by Xi Jinping, leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is for sale at a great location at the airport bookstore in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.

A photo circulating on social media shows multiple copies of “Xi Jinping: Rule China, Volume 4” prominently displayed on the front-row shelves of a bookstore.

Mark H. Leo, Twitter user who posted photographtold The Epoch Times that in a group chat on WeChat, China’s popular social media platform, a poster named Ma Xiaojun saw the photo and another descriptive photo.

A translation of the Wechat post states: After entering the airport bookstore, [he/she] We were greeted head-on with a world-leading aura. [They] When I asked the staff at the bookstore, I was told that the bookstore is a prime location. [Chinese] The embassy was paid to occupy.it’s really worth it [the title of a] It’s a great country,” the explanation is written in Chinese.

The Epoch Times noted that the CCP’s term “great power (strong country)” has been used in a cynical manner in recent years due to the CCP’s ubiquitous propaganda, including the use of the “great power study” app. I’m here.which CCP encourages young Chinese to indoctrinate Xi Jinping Kyohei thought.

It is customary under the CCP rule to study the thoughts and writings of CCP leaders. Leaders such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping have incorporated their own ideas into the CCP’s “Guiding Principles.” driven to study them dailyXi Jinping Thought was first added to the teaching doctrine in 2017.

Additionally, The Epoch Times points out that when it comes to the CCP’s crackdown on citizens, many only use the term “great.”

Bookstore rejects paid Chinese for prominent placement

the supervisor of relay bookstore At Wellington Airport, where he declined to reveal his name, I confirmed that a bookstore was selling Mr. Xi’s book in a prominent position.

“I think there’s a standard setting for books, especially those books,” he told the Epoch Times in a Jan. 23 phone call.

However, the supervisor said he was very suspicious of the accusation that the Chinese embassy had paid for the conspicuous location.

“Because I just run a retail business, it seems unusual for a foreign government to be able to get involved where I put my books,” he said. “It seems unlikely to me.”

He offered his own speculation as to why the Communist Party leader’s book was placed in such a prominent position.

“As for why it’s close to the top 50, I think it’s because it’s been a slow sell for a long time, so we’re trying some of the remaining titles to get rid of.

Volume 4 of Xi’s book, published in 2014, 2017, 2020, and 2022 respectively, and the earlier ones have been in bookstores for some time and were unpopular according to their supervisors.

“This book is definitely several years old,” he said. “I remember it sitting on the shelf for a while.”

He added that Boohadav has not been on the front shelf for a long time.

“Relatively recent. It hasn’t been stressed for too long… maybe a few weeks.”

Supervisors repeatedly stressed that they were not clear as to why the decision was taken.

“I have to talk to a manager or someone higher,” he said.

The Epoch Times contacted the site manager and was informed that the inquiry had been passed on to the company’s communications manager.

The Epoch Times has contacted the Chinese Embassy in Wellington, but has not received a response at the time of publication.

CCP active in New Zealand’s Chinese community

The incident came after it emerged that Beijing’s overseas police station in New Zealand was linked to a Chinese businessman active in the country’s political circles and with ties to the CCP’s United Front branch.

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Chinese businessman Zhou Jiexiang was pictured with former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. (Bunka Weekly)

“Hugely advertised petrol stations” among 102 illegal police operations run by the Chinese Communist Party in 53 countries announced According to the Spanish human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders, it can be used by Communist regimes to monitor overseas Chinese communities, as well as to “harass, threaten, intimidate, and force targets into China for persecution.” can be sent home.

According to New Zealand Business Register records, the Auckland site is: Tethered To Zhou Jiexiang, owner of the business at address. This location is also the registered address of Golden Key Development (NZ) Limited, a company. share By Zhou and Nantong Jinshi, China Business.

New Zealand has been accused of being the “softer side” of the Five Eyes Network, with critics blaming the Ardern government for avoiding offending Beijing in order to maintain trade ties.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 1 April 2019. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool/Getty Images)

“Even if the aim is to protect New Zealand’s trade with China, New Zealand will find its policy framework to conflict with their values ​​and interests,” said a director of strategic analysis Australia. Michael Shubridge previously told the Epoch Times.

“Quietly assuring our Five Eyes partners that all is well, and assuring Beijing the same is sustainable unless China radically changes course under Chinese leader Xi. not.”