Chinese are masters at propaganda.
Make sense. In the next 20 years I expect france to claim Hitler as their own.
"China claims Genghis Khan as its own"
because it reminds them of Kerry?
As far as rehabilitating Ghengis Khan's reputation, that happened ages ago as folks noted that he reopened world trade routes, rationalized everyone's taxes, and came up with some realistic standards for religious tolerance.
He's also the direct ancestor of 15% of all the people in the area of Mongol conquest.
The ChiComs have absolutely no shame when it comes to lying, scheming, and cheating. This is all a bunch of revisionist hooey.
Genghiz Khan hated the Chinese and defeated them time and again.
"More Chinese lies" ping
Let us consider this within the context of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The area currently encompassed by the SCO is oddly similar to the area encompassed by the Mongol Empire / Yuan Dynasty at its peak. The SCO's mandarins are accomplished men and have studied their history. Whereas, the Khannate was a tributary system, wherein the Russians and other Eastern Slavic and Central Asian peoples were clearly second class subjects, this newer version boasts equality of all involved parties.
This newer version also plays from the strengths of its members - Russia brings commodity wealth, an advanced world smashing military, and a certain style of play which is quite useful in dealing with Europe and North America - China brings industrial and technological might, a population of over 1 billion, money savvy, and a way of fighting that will prove an enigma to the West.
This new Empire is in its earliest infancy - most in the West cannot comprehend its ways let alone its mere existence. God help us.
This sounds like a real Khan job to me.
Not surprising that they would try & claim him. I think they must seem him as a role model. Perhaps they are just attempting to make a political statement.
The Chinese continue to invent reasons why they are the rightful owners of all of Asia... Adopting Genghis Khan is one way of saying that they have a claim to everything he ever conquered.