China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

Asia Pacific / Politics May 28, 2019

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage's hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through a process of sinicization. The ruling Communist Party's United Work Front Department said in a news release ...

China's new top leaders contain no obvious successor to Xi

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 25, 2017

China's new top leaders contain no obvious successor to Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday unveiled the new lineup of the Communist Party's highest body, whose members will rule alongside him during his second five-year term as party leader, aiming to spread prosperity and expand the global influence of the world's second-largest economy. As ...