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Shadows loom over China’s 70th birthday celebrations

First published: Financial Times, 23/09/2019

China’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on October 1 is an important milestone for the Communist party and, in some ways, a dress-rehearsal for its own centenary in 2021. Behind the fanfare, though, party officials are keeping a wary eye on other, more troublesome, developments that threaten the order and stability so prized by the government in Beijing. Read on….