China's president and Communist Party head, Hu Jintao believes hostile powers are trying to "westernize" China and that country must take serious measures to prevent this Western cultural colonization. At the same time, the country must work to develop Chinese culture because of the "growing spiritual and cultural demands of the people". China's rulers see Christianity as the essence of Western culture. They are acting to nationalize Chinese culture and take tighter control of the Internet, blogs and other news outlets.
Look for persecution of Chinese Christians to increase.
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