Why China's Nervous Leaders Are Cracking The Whip

In the interior Chinese city of Xian, it is now routine for squads of soldiers to show up at local elementary schools. They assemble the students and drill them in marching and other military skills, while leading them in praise of the Communist Party and the 3.2-million-strong People's Liberation Army. Such indoctrination sessions, which were rare until recently, sometimes last as long as 10 consecutive days.

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