"wish I understand the political logic of setting a target that just about everyone assumed was too high"

Sounds like "working towards the Chairman."

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Look who's alive, and still very, very much in charge.

I showed my father-in-law the original sets of Tweets and explained the background, culminating in something along the lines of:

"Look, I'm sympathetic to the oppression the Falun Gong went through, but the media ecosystem they've created here among the Overseas Chinese community seems to be run by insane people and the mentally disabled. It's a complete shitshow that has no real reporting or analysis, just people making stories up. None of it is reliable, and it's poisoned the Chinese-language media ecosystem in the US badly."

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