tirsdag 2. januar 2018

Xi resorts to cameras and clubs to ensure loyalty

Two months after consolidating power and declaring a "new era" at the Chinese Communist Party's National Congress in October, President Xi Jinping has maintained a high profile, exhorting the country to adhere to the "core socialist values" he outlined in his three-and-a-half-hour speech to the congress. The president is working hard to spread party ideology to all facets of society, saying that every citizen must embrace the new norm. Not content with the president's proselytizing, the government has turned to tried-and-true methods to ensure obedience: camera surveillance and China's fawning grassroots organizations.