China: Regime orders people to think like Xi as CCP aims to tighten ideological control

Source: CNN

“Days after entering its second century, the Chinese Communist Party has set out its priority for the new era — tightening ideological control over 1.4 billion Chinese people. … Under President Xi Jinping, the party has waged its toughest ideological crackdown in decades. It has repeatedly warned against the ‘infiltration’ of Western ideas, stoked aggressive nationalism, and stifled academic and press freedoms. And now, despite having silenced nearly all forms of dissent, the party appears to worry that it still doesn’t command enough ideological and political loyalty — and is launching a vast effort to redouble education on both fronts. … A central part of the campaign is focused on the promotion of ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era,’ the political doctrine of Xi which was written into the party’s constitution in 2017.” (07/16/21)