China’s security apparatus may not be able to see into the minds of the people, but it can make their lives a misery in the attempt.
Thanks to Shinzo Abe, Xi Jinping now has a clear view of the future.
The Uyghurs have the potential to threaten China's national unity, which is the real reason we are seeing the largest incarceration of an ethnic or religious minority since the Holocaust.
Starvation will push and pull human psychology in unusual directions—it is one of the few things that can overcome fear of the authorities. When famine came to China 400 years ago, it made Chinese peasants receptive to the preachers of class war. When the government failed to provide crucial