lørdag 31. desember 2016

A good year for Xi Jinping – but trouble is heading his way

In his 2016 new year message the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promised his 1.3 billion citizens that the coming 12 months would be a time of “openness and sharing”. “The future is encouraging and inspiring,” Xi enthused in his upbeat annual address. In fact, 2016 was a year of continued economic slowdown and political tightening as the leaders of one-party China sought to further assert their control over the country with one eye on economic storm clouds ahead. Read more