Xi Jinping

VOA Reporters Detained While Interviewing Sun Wenguang

Two journalists working for the U.S. government-funded Voice of America were detained for about six hours on Monday after attempting to interview Professor Sun Wenguang, who is being kept under tight surveillance at his home after an interview with VOA earlier this month. VOA correspondent Yibing Fe...

Xinjiang an Obstacle to Belt and Road Success

The Chinese government has glowingly portrayed the turbulent, less-developed region of Xinjiang—rich in natural resources and strategically bordering seven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partner countries—as a BRI growth front, where transportation, logistics, and culture would come together to ...

Stratfail

Dried fruit chips are especially good if you mix them with dust, automobile exhaust, and tire particulates.It's a mark of the general improvement in things since I opened this blog over 13 years ago (OMG) that there is less and less garbage out there that unthinkingly replicates China's discourses o...

Signs Show “Core Leader” Xi Facing Rare Domestic Reproach

Months after Xi Jinping’s campaign to consolidate power appeared to have reached its pinnacle with the announcement of the successful abolition of presidential term limits and an unprecedented government restructuring plan, there are growing signs of domestic dissent to Xi’s policies. A ...