This experience prompted the 19 year old Daniel to take a year out from university, and spend it touring China – this is where he met his future wife – Xiao Yan. In just 4 moths, Daniel learned to read and write the Chinese language to a very precise degree – and speak fluent putonghua (i.e. ‘Mandarin’) as if he had been born in China.
But evidently, that was not Trotsky’s object in issuing his letter to the Party conferences. Evidently there was a different intention here, namely: diplomatically to support the opposition in its struggle against the Central Committee of the Party while pretending to support the Central Committee’s resolution.
An information leaflet from the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Workers’ Institute.
The use of ‘spirit technique’ (神功 – Shen Gong), may well have physically and psychologically ‘shocked’ Xu Xiaodong, with the obvious physical effects manifesting some days later. Certainly, for at least three days after the ‘fight’ Xu Xiaodong was acting irrationally, and saying all kinds of weird and unusual things.
We are sure that in the year 2017, our progressive Institute will represent an even larger and perfect higher educational system in the USSR, training engineers of the 21st century – a century of new scientific discoveries and achievements. Therefore, we are envious of you, our future Comrades. However, you must not be conceited about this, and remember that we, (and our fathers), by labour and sacrifice, have created your great (Soviet) future in which you now live and prosper!