The mainland China today is very different from the China during Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and even Hu Jintao’s time. Over the past 30 years, ideologies and policies have swung wildly from right to left. Government propaganda today could have been illegal 20 years ago. Some books published with official approval 20 years ago are now banned. What has changed? What we are seeing now is a reversal of reform policies first put in place by Deng Xiaoping more than 30 years ago. China is right on track to becoming an autocratic, imperialistic country that it was before 1911. The trouble is, too many people like Taiwanese Cousin, are fooled by all that superficial glitz and glamour.