That’s What Xi Said

“The Chinese nation … has stood up, grown rich, and become strong – and it now embraces the brilliant prospects of rejuvenation … It will be an era that sees China moving closer to center stage and making greater contributions to mankind.” Xi Jinping heralds ‘new era’ of Chinese power. (And he went on heralding it, for 3 hours and 23 minutes. Maybe governing by Tweet isn’t such a bad idea after all…) If you’re short of time, by about 3 hours and 20 minutes, here’s an overview of five things you need to know.

+ “China, which has already deployed the world’s most sophisticated internet censorship system, is building a surveillance state in Xinjiang, a four-hour flight from Beijing, that uses both the newest technology and human policing to keep tabs on every aspect of citizens’ daily lives.” From Buzzfeed: This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like.

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