Saturday, April 23, 2016

Asia News: Xi Jinping gifts himself new title: He will lead the army in case of war

The Chinese president is already General Secretary of the Communist Party, "the nucleus of leadership", the head of two new committees on the economy and director of the Central Military Commission. From now on he is also Commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Joint Battle Command. Such a concentration of power not seen since the death of Mao Zedong.

Meanwhile...
Anhui teacher mobbed by eight students for scolding boy (video)

The video is trending in Chinese social media: an fight lasting almost two minutes in a high school classroom. Respect for teachers, one time pillar of traditional culture, seems to have vanished altogether.

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