China and the Cult of Xi
The National Interest -

Mitchell Blatt

Security, Asia

Some Chinese citizens are pushing back against the country's new "emperor."

The glorification of Xi Jinping is getting so out-of-control it might even be too much for the Chinese Communist Party to handle.

Social-media protests were sparked around the country after a woman was arrested in Shanghai for vandalizing a roadside propaganda poster. She broadcast herself on Twitter splashing Xi’s face with a bucket of black ink.

In China today, it is almost impossible to...


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