Xi Jinping’s political problems will likely compound as more signs of the Chinese economy tanking emerge later this year and social instability rises.
◎ Xi’s update to the school curriculum and effort to revive traditional thought is a clear departure from his predecessors.
◎ The Chinese military has four military readiness states.
◎ It is highly unusual for Beijing to commemorate Yao Yilin.
◎ The Chinese military has stepped up security in the Chinese provinces bordering North Korea after Kim Jong Un’s sixth nuclear test.