Battening Down the Hatches The Chinese Christian Crackdown
The ongoing persecution is not in China’s national interest; if anything, it may make Christians stronger.
Battening Down the Hatches China’s Growth Slowest in 24 Years
China’s 2014 GDP growth was the slowest it has been in decades. This is what Xi has spent the past few years preparing for.
Battening Down the Hatches Xi’s Party Purge Hits Rich Coal-Producing Province
Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption party purge has set its sights firmly on Shanxi, a region rich with coal—and dirty officials. Even those closely connected to previous president Hu Jintao have been among the “tigers” targeted by the latest round of probes. Xi’s push to consolidate power at the very top continues.
Battening Down the Hatches Is the Chinese Economic Juggernaut Slowing?
Chinese manufacturing is underperforming expectations. We may be seeing signs of the storm that Xi has been preparing for by consolidating power.
Battening Down the Hatches China Moves Judicial Power up the Food Chain
China is reforming its judicial system, ostensibly to rein in corruption, but it’s also another piece in a puzzle suggesting that Xi is battening down the hatches and centralizing control.
Battening Down the Hatches China’s Leadership Arrests General, Bans Ramadan Fasting
Chinese President Xi Jinping is amping up his campaign against corruption, as the highest-ranking general ever to be ensnared is accused of bribery. This is another sign that the country is battening down the hatches.