For those wondering why the United Nations “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” reads suspiciously like a Marxist-Leninist recipe for total global tyranny, at least one of the reasons is becoming clear. It turns out that the Communist dictatorship ruling mainland China played a “crucial role” in setting the 15-year UN plan for humanity, the regime’s officials boasted in Chinese propaganda outlets. 

Despite a popular misconception that Communist China has become a freer country, its recent stepped-up persecution of Christians is the latest demonstration that it remains a brutal dictatorship.

As predicted, the Chinese stock market accelerated its decline on Wednesday despite efforts by Chinese government officials to slow it.

While officials claim the measures are being put in place to protect national security, most of the deliberately ambiguous wording of the new law is aimed at curtailing dissent.

The 30-percent decline in Chinese stocks likely presages further, potentially much deeper, losses in the coming days.