How We Failed Latin And South America. The New World Order And The Communist Movement. Robert Massimi.

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Antigovernment protesters, angry over the disputed presidential election, blocked a road on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last week. Credit Moises Castillo/Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president’s re-election: Honduras has been seized by a crisis since a disputed vote last month.

The country has lived through a version of this turmoil before. Eight years ago, a leftist president was ousted by a coup in a fight over what his opponents said was a plan to overturn the constitutional ban on a second presidential term. The resistance movement that sprang up to support him has endured, and the discord that split Honduran society then still defines today’s divisions.

Both in 2009 and now, the return of stability in Honduras is important to the United States, which seeks a president there who can be counted on to support American policies to stem the flow of drugs and migrants from reaching the Texas border.

The question is whether the United States is willing to overlook a possibly fraudulent election to ensure that outcome.

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Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, gave a speech to supporters last week during a protest in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Credit Henry Romero/Reuters

President Juan Orlando Hernández, a conservative hoping to win a second term, has been a willing partner on the concerns that matter most to the United States. And as he increased control over every branch of the government since his election in 2013, no objections were raised from the Obama or Trump administrations — not even when his handpicked Supreme Court justices found a circuitous way to lift the prohibition on running for re-election.

How well the White House navigates a resolution of the contested election may not only affect Honduran democracy but also could resound across the region, where elections are scheduled over the next year in seven countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.

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“Will the United States remain consistent in defending the electoral process, regardless of whether the country in question is friend or foe,” wrote Juan Gonzalez, an adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Central America, in an email, “or equivocate when the process breaks down in a country that cooperates with the United States?”

More than two weeks after Hondurans voted, the election outcome is still in doubt. According to the count by the electoral commission, which is controlled by Mr. Hernández’s allies, the president won nearly 52,500 more votes than his main opponent, Salvador Nasralla, who leads a leftist coalition.

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Members of the Honduran election commission counted votes in Tegucigalpa last week. Credit Johan Ordonez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

But the vote was deeply flawed, according to election monitors from the Organization of American States. The organization outlined steps toward reviewing the vote count and warned that if the irregularities were too widespread it could recommend a new election.

The Trump administration has endorsed the O.A.S. measures as a way to “reach a credible conclusion,” the United States chargé d’affaires, Heide B. Fulton, told local reporters last week. She delivered the message standing beside the embattled president of the electoral commission, which many Honduran critics viewed as a gesture of support for the agency.

In what critics called another diplomatic blunder, the State Department gave Mr. Hernández a public lift just as the election conflict escalated. Two days after the vote, it certified that Honduras was meeting human rights conditions, strengthening transparency and cracking down on corruption. That approval was required to release 50 percent of the American aid earmarked for the Honduran central government.

Mr. Hernández’s National Party jumped on the certification as a vote of confidence in the president from the United States, proof that outside countries had recognized his “arduous fight against corruption and criminality.”

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President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras delivered a speech during a meeting with supporters on election night last month. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

The aid, about $17 million, goes to Honduran security forces, for counternarcotics and anti-gang programs and to fund an effort to purge the police of corrupt officers and train recruits.

But Senator Patrick J. Leahy, who wrote the law requiring approval and is empowered to release the aid, is likely to withhold it for now, his office said. He has yet to release an amount allocated last year.

“In the past, U.S. administrations — Republican and Democratic — have always had an overriding foreign policy goal: fighting communism, terrorism or drugs, or stopping migrants,” Mr. Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said in an email.

“These considerations have taken precedence over human rights,” Mr. Leahy said. “That has been the pattern, and the money has kept flowing. It hasn’t produced the results that Honduras needs and that we all want. That needs to change.”

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An injured supporter of Mr. Nasralla was assisted by fellow protesters during clashes with security forces in Tegucigalpa last month. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

The dispute over the election result can be traced to the erratic behavior of the electoral commission, which first declared that Mr. Nasralla was leading before suspending the count for a day and a half. When it resumed, the trend reversed, giving Mr. Hernández his small margin.

Largely peaceful protests filled the streets in support of Mr. Nasralla. But in some places, security forces shot at protesters, while looting and violence prompted the government to declare a nighttime curfew. Fourteen people, including two police officers, were killed, according to an advocacy group, the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras.

The peaceful demonstrations have continued, although a few clashes between the police and protesters have erupted at roadblocks. Radio Progreso, an opposition broadcaster, said its antenna in Tegucigalpa, the capital, was sabotaged this past weekend.

The protests echo the weeks after the 2009 coup when the political and business elite allied with the military to remove Manuel Zelaya from the presidency.

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Reporters interviewed Heide B. Fulton, an American diplomat, after a news conference where the election commission announced last week that it would recount votes from 4,753 ballot boxes. Credit Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

The Obama administration sought a quick solution after the coup, pressing Honduras to move ahead with elections already scheduled for a few months later.

What followed was an eruption of violence under a presidency that appeared unwilling or unable to control gangs and drug traffickers. The murder rate rose to one of the highest in the world.

“After the coup, you still had a very polarized society,” said Adriana Beltrán, a Central America expert at the Washington Office on Latin America, a research and advocacy group. “The consequences have not been dealt with.”

In the years immediately after the coup, the Obama administration focused largely on the drug war, working alongside Honduran forces. The collaboration led to failures like the death of four Honduran civilians in a mission overseen by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2012.

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Military police patrols enforced nighttime curfews in Honduras last week. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

At the same time, drug gangs corrupted high-ranking police officers and politicians. The son of Porfirio Lobo, a former president, is serving a 24-year sentence in the United States for conspiring to import cocaine.

When Mr. Hernández took office, Washington appeared willing to overlook his more autocratic actions in the hope that he would restore stability. He worked closely with John F. Kelly, then the commander of United States Southern Command and now President Trump’s chief of staff.

Only after Honduran children and families began appearing at the Texas border seeking asylum did the Obama administration begin to acknowledge that corruption and the failure of the rule of law were partly responsible for that problem, Ms. Beltrán said.

The Trump administration has proposed cutting aid to Central America and pushed to end a special immigration status for some long-term migrants in the United States. Sending them home would strain the Honduran economy, which relies on remittances from abroad and could not integrate tens of thousands of deportees.

With the White House pushing law and order policies, many worry that the deeper problems facing Honduras will be overlooked.

“I worry about us losing our focus and not staying the course in ensuring that Honduras rids itself of corruption and builds the institutions that everybody needs,” said Eric L. Olson, an expert on Central America at the Wilson Center, a Washington research group.

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Why We Need All Sources Of Energy. Robert Massimi.

In Beijing, homes, businesses and hospitals across northern China are running short on natural gas. In the chemical industry, the spandex supply is getting tight.

More then a decade ago, China began moving into natural gas and less reliant on coal, a dirtier form of energy.

Even as demands from the public to clean up the smoggy skies over China, the shift has gone awry.

In the midst of an energy squeeze, the Chinese must turn back on the coal plants in the southeastern parts of China so that schools, hospitals and homes can have heat.

China has a two fold problem, it’s massive population and it’s dirty skies and environment.

The main crux  of this article, however, is that if China’s government did to it’s coal plants what Obama did too ours, China would be at the mercy of the weather and would have no options other then to hope for the best.

Obama/Clinton wanted nothing better then to put coal out of business in the U.S.. Not only did Obama prevent coal from being used in this Country, he prevented it from being exported, a true crime by the way.

You need all forms of energy sources and until one is invented, or one becomes more efficient then coal and can be mass produced at a cheap rate, ( do not forget, without coal energy prices would sore 40%), then you need coal to burn.

You cannot have short sighted politicians, and again in Obama’s case, unqualified leaders who do not know how to run things in general, telling us how we can and cannot run energy sources. If you do not like coal, understand what disaster this could have been for China without coal.

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Anderson Cooper, The Media Bias And The Left Wing Agenda. Robert Massimi.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Anderson Cooper is a very good journalist, however, when your mother is Gloria Vanderbilt and you great grandfather is the commodore, yes, Cornelius Vanderbilt, at one time had more money then the entire Federal Government, it is easy to look down on people like Cooper does. Cooper does not use his money or power as a reporter, but he does have his opinions and being a homosexual that he is, his opinions are usually gay friendly and often to the left.
    So his twitter account was hacked, it still tells us how he feels about Trump. With the liberals winning Alabama, big league tools like Chuck Schummer are gloating this morning. If Schummer had a  brain, which he does not, he would know that Moore was a dead man walking and that the Republicans screwed the pooch with there candidate. What should have been a lay up turned out to be a disaster for Republicans. Shummer, idiot Pelosi should, should realize that the economy is picking up steam, and not because of Obama, (yes that moron said the other day to thank him), it is because Trump knows how to mandate jobs, how to grow the economy from a business standpoint, all Shummer and Pelosi know about growing the economy is what time is there free lunch in the cafeteria.
With people like Cooper reporting the news, biased, liberal, gay, New York lefties at it’s most liberal, people with no clue like Schummer, Pelosi, Warren will get plenty of air time from CNN. If Cooper was hacked, just own up to it that you said it, take responsibility for what you say and your actions and stop hiding behind your mothers skirt.
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Anderson Cooper says Twitter account hacked after tweet calling Trump a ‘pathetic loser’

CNN host Anderson Cooper is claiming he was hacked after his Twitter account responded to a tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimonySkier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at OlympicsPoll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with RussiaMORE by calling the president a “pathetic loser.”

Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore worked hard in the Alabama special election, but that the “deck was stacked against him.”

“The reason I originally endorsed Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeGOP sen: ‘Just a fact’ Moore will face ethics complaint if electedTrevor Noah: Trump must be ‘morally degenerate’ to back Roy MooreMoore gets boost from Bannon in final days of campaignMORE (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!” Trump tweeted.

Cooper’s Twitter account said in response: “Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser.”

Following the tweet, CNN Communications tweeted that someone had gained access to the Cooper’s account.

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Cooper also said he “woke up to find out someone gained access” to his Twitter account.

“Just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account,” Cooper tweeted.

“I have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.”

The tweets comes after Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday defeated Moore in the Alabama Senate special election to serve out the remainder of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun billRosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next weekMORE‘s term.

Jones is the first member of his party to win a Senate seat in the state since 1992.

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Facebook, Social Media And The New World Order. Robert Massimi.

 WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
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Confronted with new social media daily, people, no matter how computer savvy tend to believe the liberal bullshit that is put forth everyday on sites like Facebook.  Knockoff artist Jeff Zuckerberg promotes his liberal causes on his site. The fact of the matter is that people go on Facebook to be seen, to project there lives as great. I went off Facebook over a year ago because it was the same stupid posts daily. I was tired of seeing peoples food, vacations and cars. May your life be as great as it appears on Facebook I once read. This statement is so true, Facebook reduced adults to become teenagers again. Look at me is why people signed up, life is great, better then yours!
At first, it was great to connect with people I knew years back, but after a year it became minotinus, superfluous and sophomoric.
To the main point, Facebook went on to go from hooking up with old friends to a political activist sight. It manipulated posts, gave the liberals first billing, conservatives a distant second. If you pay enough you can get some pretty unsavory advertising on Facebook IE. sex sites, Man Boy advertising. If you have the money, Facebook will post it.
The fact is Facebook loses people everyday, people are tired of the never changing social organization, conservatives are tired of the liberal hyperbole.

Facebook’s former vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya recently gave a talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business that’ll probably make you think twice about your social media use (via the Verge). The entire talk is well worth a watch, but some of his most prominent remarks included:

  • That he feels “tremendous guilt” about Facebook. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”
  • “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created [including the hearts, likes, and thumbs up of various social media channels] are destroying how society works.” He added, “[There’s] no civil discourse, no cooperation; [only] misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem–this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”
  • Regarding an incident in which seven innocent men in India were lynched after a hoax about kidnappings spread through WhatsApp: “That’s what we’re dealing with. And imagine taking that to the extreme, where bad actors can now manipulate large swathes of people to do anything you want. It’s just a really, really bad state of affairs.”
  • Unsurprisingly, when it comes to social media, his children “aren’t allowed to use that shit.”

 

When Will They Realize That You Cannot Intimidate A New Yorker. Robert Massimi.

Suicide bomber strikes New York City at rush hour

An ISIS-inspired would-be suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others, law enforcement sources said.

The man — a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.

The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C and E trains at Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street around 7:40 a.m., sources said.

Police quickly took the man into custody.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and possibly born in Bangladesh.

Bratton, who said the man had been living in the US for seven years, “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”

“So, definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended,” Bratton said.

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The man, who suffered the most serious injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Three others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. One person was taken to St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, another to Mount Sinai and another person was treated at the scene, officials said.

Investigators briefly spoke to the alleged bomber, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.

Emergency personnel flooded the scene following the incident.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the incident.

The incident sent commuters into a frenzy.

A 911 caller, who would only identify herself as Carmen, told The Post: “I didn’t see anything, I just heard an explosion and I ran out like everyone did to look for the nearest exit.”

“I had like a panic attack, I couldn’t breathe. My stomach started hurting,” the witness said. “I’m doing better — I’m just trying to catch a train to go back home to College Point.”

Designer Chelsea LaSalle tweeted: “holy f–k. just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE.”

LaSalle followed up her tweet with another that read: “not a scare. actual explosion moments before i was about to get on the subway.”

Commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted: “I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting ‘Go, Go, Go.’”

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An anti-terrorism cop at the scene said the suspect “could have killed a lot of people.”

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force also is investigating the incident.

All MTA trains were bypassing Port Authority-42nd Street as police investigated the incident.

All New Jersey Transit buses were not stopping at Port Authority. NY Waterway was also running extra ferries.

Additional reporting by Lorena Mongelli and Max Jaeger

PAYBACK IS A BITCH. Robert Massimi.

Lindsey Vonn suffers back injury in World Cup rac

American skiing star Lindsey Vonn has withdrawn from her Sunday events at the World Cup in Switzerland after suffering a back injury during a super-G race on Saturday.

The injury occurred two days after she criticized President Donald Trump in an interview about the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea.

“I am extremely disappointed,” Vonn tweeted Sunday, “but my biggest goal this season is the Olympics and I need to take care of myself now so I can be ready for next week, and more importantly, for February.”

On Saturday, Vonn crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow.

Vonn’s tentative run after jarring her back early on placed her 24th, trailing 1.56 seconds behind the surprise winner, Jasmine Flury of Switzerland. The race was shortened due to strong winds higher up the mountain.

Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course.

This Is What The New World Order Wanted; This Is What The American People Allowed. Robert Massimi. New Chinese Leader Makes A Line In The Sand.

Not since the Olympics were held in Beijing have we seen a display like this in China or anywhere in the world for that matter. China, and don’t kid yourself, is into world dominance. How we shipped our jobs to China is beyond me. We made China rich,  and no one questioned it.

We only have ourselves to blame, we allowed the New World Order and the American Politicians to be bribed by the Chinese and other nations.

As Americans we never question what our politicians.  It is about time we question the swamp, the take artists, the scum bag politicians.

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Singers from the state-owned Ningxia Song-and-Dance Theater perform a revolutionary song in city of Wuzhong. Chun Han Wong/The Wall Street Journal

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    Singers from the state-owned Ningxia Song-and-Dance Theater perform a revolutionary song in the city of Wuzhong.
    Singers from the state-owned Ningxia Song-and-Dance Theater perform a revolutionary song in the city of Wuzhong. Photo: Chun Han Wong/The Wall Street Journal

    WUZHONG, China—In a packed auditorium in this Yellow River city, dancers in floral-pattern costumes twirl against a backdrop of a red star shining over the Great Wall.

    “General Secretary Xi’s words ring around our ears!” the dancers exclaim.

    Welcome to the “Spirit of the 19th Party Congress” publicity tour.

    The Communist Party traditionally launches propaganda drives to imprint new slogans unveiled at major conclaves. This time, after the party revised its charter in October to crown Xi Jinping as its greatest living theorist, an army of Marxist propagandists has gone to unusual lengths to spread their leader’s philosophy.

    Some rode camels across arid steppes to deliver lectures on Mr. Xi’s political manifesto. Others braved South China Sea waves to take his congress report to island outposts and fishing trawlers, or turned to communications satellites to beam the highlights.

    The Ningxia Song-and-Dance Theater performs a patriotic song about the Great Wall of China, on a tour to promote the ‘Spirit of the 19th Party Congress.’
    The Ningxia Song-and-Dance Theater performs a patriotic song about the Great Wall of China, on a tour to promote the ‘Spirit of the 19th Party Congress.’ Photo: Chun Han Wong/The Wall Street Journal

    Train passengers have taken part in quiz games on Mr. Xi’s policies. Subway staff in the northeastern city of Tianjin treated commuters to congress-related songs and tongue twisters.

    After some Xi allies started referring to him with labels such as “helmsman,” which is usually associated with Mao Zedong, such reverential terms have increasingly crept into broader use by officials and in state media.

    For some Chinese, such zeal skirts uncomfortably close to the adulation that underpinned Mao’s tumultuous rule. Though the party formally banned personality worship after Mao’s death, officials often use obsequious propaganda displays to signal loyalty to senior leaders, at times going too far in trying to strike appropriate tones of enthusiasm.

    A state-run newspaper in Guizhou province called Mr. Xi a “great leader”—a title that the party has granted only to Mao—under a portrait that dominated its Nov. 10 front page. That page and others showing Xi veneration are now absent from the publication’s website. An employee at the office of its editor said the pages may be missing due to technical issues.

    Villagers on boats attended a Nov. 1 event in southern China promoting the recent Communist Party Congress.
    Villagers on boats attended a Nov. 1 event in southern China promoting the recent Communist Party Congress. Photo: Zhou Hua/Xinhua/Zuma Press

    Mr. Xi’s congress slogans blanket cityscapes, filling highway billboards, streetside banners and electronic displays in malls and office blocks. Hammer-and-sickle symbols flash on screens above a Gucci store in Shanghai, paired with slogans promoting Mr. Xi’s vision of turning China into a “modern socialist power.”

    In central Henan province, senior officials paid homage to a tree planted by Mr. Xi eight years ago in honor of a local county chief who died in 1964. They listened to a recital of a poem, “Remembering Jiao Yulu,” that Mr. Xi wrote in 1990, according to local newspaper Henan Daily.

    The top item on China Central Television’s flagship news program one November evening broadcast more than four minutes of nonstop applause for Mr. Xi as he greeted attendees at an awards ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

    “The new party constitution reiterates: The party forbids all forms of personality cult,” Wang Zhanyang, a retired Beijing-based professor, wrote on his verified microblog in a thinly veiled critique of the Xi veneration, which was later censored, according to censorship monitor Weiboscope. Mr. Wang then republished his message with dots added between characters, a common ploy to foil censorship. That post remained online.

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    Such a personalized publicity campaign hasn’t been seen in China since the Mao era, said Daniel Leese, a professor at Germany’s University of Freiburg who has studied the Mao personality cult. The Communist Party is demanding “faith in one absolute truth” epitomized in its leader, like an organized religion, he said.

    The public celebration of Mr. Xi is a turnaround from the staid style of Mr. Xi’s immediate predecessor Hu Jintao. From the party’s perspective, “a strong leadership figure helps refocus people’s loyalty and emotions,” according to Mr. Leese. Even for people who don’t believe the party’s claims that Mr. Xi is infallible, it has created a political environment in which they may feel compelled to act as if they do, the professor said.

    In parts of Inner Mongolia, party propagandists arriving by camel received warm welcomes, according to the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper, People’s Daily. It quoted an elderly herder, Wuyundalai: “We herders live too far from the towns, so we need these camelback publicists to inform us about policies that benefit the people.”

    Screens above a Gucci store in Shangha show Communist Party symbols and General Secretary Xi Jinping's slogans, as part of a nationwide campaign to publicize the outcome of the party's 19th National Congress.
    Screens above a Gucci store in Shangha show Communist Party symbols and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s slogans, as part of a nationwide campaign to publicize the outcome of the party’s 19th National Congress. Photo: James T. Areddy/The Wall Street Journal

    The dance performance in Wuzhong was part of a state-backed concert tour in Ningxia, an expanse of desert steppe in western China with a large Muslim population. The state troupe had spent two hectic weeks throwing together a 12-item set list of choral performances, song-and-dance routines and a poetry recital to promote Mr. Xi’s report to the party congress.

    “As performers, it’s our duty to educate the masses about how they benefit from party and state policies,” said Chen Liyun, the troupe’s director and Communist Party branch chief.

    Pop idols and technology have been tapped to reach younger Chinese. In late November, film-industry regulators gathered some 120 movie stars and directors to discuss how to inject “core socialist values” into filmmaking. A smartphone quiz centered on Mr. Xi’s report has been attempted more than 2 million times since its October launch. A new combat-simulation smartphone game released by NetEase Inc. features Mr. Xi’s slogans on in-game banners.

    Old-school distribution methods predominate. Millions of party members, state workers and others have received copies of Mr. Xi’s 32,000-character congress report, the party’s newly revised charter and “study guides” with essays by top officials and answers to questions such as “Why do we insist that the people run the country?”

    “With this goody bag, I can better educate my townsfolk,” Staff Sgt. Zhang Fenglei told the official People’s Liberation Army Daily after receiving the package ahead of his discharge from the military.

    The newspaper said Sgt. Zhang’s father, a village chief, told his son by phone, “We don’t want for anything back home, but it’d be great if there’s someone to tell us about the new policies in the 19th Party Congress report.”

    Write to Chun Han Wong at chunhan.wong@wsj.com

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