China: Communists tighten ideological grip

According to media reports Education Minister Yuan Guiren said Chinese universities must not allow books that promote Western values to be used in classes.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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How flexible is Islamic State in winning heart and minds?

This is perhaps just an episodic thing, but according to this report ISIS reverts smoking ban in Kirkuk ‘to gain popularity’. But would you say that the Islamic State is relatively adaptable in terms of “winning hearts and minds” to keep some territorial gains? Read few comments.

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