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China: No more Mr Nice Guy

It has been evident for years that Beijing was cooking the books and overstating China’s economic growth rate.

In Summary

• If the Communist Party can’t deliver on those two promises, what gives it the right to monopolise political power in China?

• It’s certainly not delivering on its old promise of equality either.

More than 200 Hong Kong police raided and shut down one of the last pro-democracy news websites in Hong Kong on Wednesday, in the latest sign that the Beijing regime will no longer tolerate dissent ...