On Geopolitics

No Exit in China

Thomas Vien
East Asia Analyst
Apr 12, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Chinese President Xi Jinping's harsh clampdown on any form of protest suggests that authorities are concerned about dissent building in the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's harsh clampdown on any form of protest suggests that authorities are concerned about dissent building in the country.
(Alexander F. Yuan/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese President Xi Jinping is clamping down on any form of dissent. Paranoia is on the upswing amid attempts to force painful structural reforms, leading to deep-seated resentment within provincial and local governments. China's harsh response to even seemingly innocent slips in the press suggests that the political struggle in China is more intense than it has been in decades....

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