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Ghosts in the Chinese Machine

Ghosts in the Chinese Machine

Forty years ago, entertainment took a distant back seat to political rhetoric, as television was just one of many mediums used by the Communist Party to perpetuate ideas like “class struggle” and resistance to “Western imperialism” to galvanize generations of Chinese. Today, the Party’s line is economic improvement, a furnace of productivity that can burn through labor as fast as it does money and the environment.

Religion May Provide Anchor for Chinese Lives

Religion May Provide Anchor for Chinese Lives

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, like Christianity in general, appears to be endorsed by the Chinese Communist Party’s rule. Yet some Christians can still be subjected to harassment and aren’t free to worship, and what’s permissible is based on a stark line drawn by Chinese authorities between official and non-official churches—even within the same denomination.