Tag: Xi Jinping

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5 Podcasts for Your Summer Listening

For all you auditory learners out there!

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7 Reasons Why Sinicization Is Not Rhetoric This Time

Isn't this just propaganda, empty threats, or show. Haven’t we seen similar programs rolled out in the past?

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China’s New Approach to Religion

Implications for the Church

What are the new challenges facing Christians in China?

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7 Trends: Why You Need to Pay Attention

The lines for foreign involvement in China are being redrawn, it seems, on an almost daily basis. Being aware of this changing environment is crucial for those who seek to remain relevant.

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“Digital Leninism”

How is the Chinese government using cutting technology in their efforts to maintain social control? 

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We Don’t Know “Nuthin’”

Our assumptions drive our conclusions about the motivation behind government policies. But are they correct? Do we have any way of confirming or refuting them? Do we really know what is going on? 

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5 Random Observations on the 19th Party Congress

The Communist Party of China just wrapped up its 19th Party Congress in Beijing. Here are some “takeaways.”

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China in 2016: By the Numbers

On March 5, Premier Li Keqiang delivered the 2016 government work report at the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing. As government work reports go, it follows a very strict script: listing of all the glorious accomplishments of the past year and then setting forth all the glorious things that the government will accomplish this year. And of course it has all happened under the glorious leadership of the Communist Party with Chairman Xi Jinping as the core.

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The Chinese Dream in 12 Quotes

Since Xi Jinping came to power in late 2012, the slogan “Chinese Dream” has been one of the guiding principles of the Chinese Communist Party. The way the Party sees it, the essence of the Chinese dream is national rejuvenation, or making China great again, so to speak. The vast propaganda apparatus has been mobilized to convince people in China that their own personal dreams are inextricably linked to the broader dream of a rising China.

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4 Takeaways from Xi’s Speech on Religion

At a long-awaited national conference on religion, held in Beijing April 22-23, CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping outlined his vision for “helping religions adapt to the socialist society” under the direction of the Party. Here are a few prominent themes from Xi’s speech.