‘China’s Greatest Statesman’ New Book Illumines Xi vs. Li

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Author Roy K. McCall highlights power versus influence in historical account of Zhou Enlai’s effect on China

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Zhou En-lai was China’s greatest statesman, spymaster and negotiator – the one Henry Kissinger could not out-negotiate. Without Zhou, there would have been no Peoples Republic of China.

China’s greatest statesman’s had a fatal flaw. It explained President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, yet missed the lesson from his hometown’s movement - that influence surpasses power.

In “China’s Greatest Statesman: Zhou Enlai’s Revolution and the One He Left Behind in his Birthplace of Huai’an,” (published by iUniverse) Roy K. McCall details the historical background to China President Xi Jinping’s severe anti-corruption campaign. Secondly, he contrasts power vs. influence and how it played out through Huaian and Huaian born Zhou En-lai. Lastly, McCall illuminates why former premier Li Peng (“butcher of Beijing” and power grid power broker) may feel threatened.

“China’s Greatest Statesman”
By Roy K. McCall
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781491778012
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781491778005
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Roy McCall’s family has a century of first hand experience in China. His grandparents came to work in China in 1917; McCall's mother was born and raised in Huaian – also the birthplace of Zhou En-lai. Later, McCall would spend three decades in Asia before moving to Potomac.

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