Since President Xi Jinping took power in November 2012, investigative journalism in China has declined to the point of non-existence, journalists told RFA on World Press Freedom Day. In 2014, Ji Xuguang took his wife and children to the U.S., fearing for their safety in the wake of a nationwide crackdown on freedom of expression. Today, he feels that investigative reporting in China is a thing of the past. "It was pretty dangerous even back then," Ji said. "Now, nobody knows what the future holds. We'll have to see. Nobody is talking about journalistic ideals in China right now."