This past week, as the Chinese leadership pledged economic reforms and promised additional stimulus to help revive softening growth in the world's second-largest economy, a post in the English language Global Times quietly went viral.
"In short, big government will grow bigger in 2019 and the years to follow. At the same time, dissatisfaction, disappointment, and discontent will simmer over into mass movements... What’s left of the middle class will be destroyed as society breaks down and ceases to function..."
A Chinese court has ordered a retrial for a Canadian national accused of smuggling "an enormous amount of drugs" into the Communist nation, arguing that his initial sentence of 15 years imprisonment followed by immediate deportation was too light.
"Since 2015, the proponents of neoliberalism have been pushing ahead with their plans for open borders and globalist agenda without the consent of the people. The last 365 days saw that destructive agenda greatly challenged..."