What compass?

It will be an interesting exercise for the journalists who wrote this article and gave the blurb too of Mr. Xi Jinping being one of the few adults in the room to figure out who wrote the following in the New Year:

As recently as five years ago, senior Communist cadres would still quietly assure western interlocutors that their ultimate goal was a gradual and peaceful transition to a democratic China. Mr Xi has changed all that. He has repeatedly rejected liberal democracy and western political thought (with the exception of Marxism) and instead vowed to usher in a “great rejuvenation” that harks back centuries to when the Chinese emperor was master of “all under heaven”. For the first time in 40 years, nobody in China can argue that the system is liberalising.

The vacuum of intellectual or moral compass among the commentariat is as troubling as it is depressing.


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