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O Lord, we know that China is opposed to You and Your will. We pray for a powerful move in this communist nation. Bring China into accordance with Your will and use them to accomplish Your purposes.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is shaking up his country, clamping down and focusing inward. How will this affect China on the global stage?

From Reuters. The disappearance of China’s defence minister, the latest in a string of upheavals in the country’s top ranks, is stoking uncertainty about President Xi Jinping’s rule as an internal security clampdown trumps international engagement. …

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Defence Minister Li Shangfu, who has missed meetings including with at least one foreign counterpart since he was last seen in late August, is under investigation in a corruption probe into military procurement, Reuters reported on Friday.

Newly installed Foreign Minister Qin Gang vanished with scant explanation in July, the same month as an abrupt shake-up of the military’s elite Rocket Force, which oversees China’s nuclear arsenal.

As Xi, China’s commander-in-chief has focussed inward, he caused concern among foreign diplomats this month by missing a Group of 20 summit in India, the first time he has skipped the global leaders’ gathering in his decade in power.

Faced with the growing uncertainties, some diplomats and analysts are calling for a hard look at the true nature of Xi’s regime. …


Since his appointment in March, Li has been the public face of China’s expanding military diplomacy, expressing concern over U.S. military operations during a high-profile security conference in June and visiting Russia and Belarus in August. …

With corruption long permeating China’s military and state institutions, some analysts and diplomats believe Xi’s anti-graft crackdowns mark political purges across the Communist Party.

“Regardless of the reason… the sense that this could keep happening could have an impact on foreign actors’ confidence in engaging with their Chinese counterparts,” said Helena Legarda, lead analyst with the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin.

The Li upheaval is unusual for its speed and its reach into Xi’s hand-picked elites. …


Although not in a direct command position, Li serves on Xi’s seven-person Central Military Commission and is one of China’s five state councillors, a cabinet position that outranks regular ministers. …

Regional envoys say deeper Chinese military diplomacy is vital, particularly with the U.S. but also with other powers, as China increasingly deploys forces around Taiwan – the democratically governed island it claims – and across disputed parts of the East and South China Seas.

If Li’s fate “reflects Xi’s increasingly inward focus, it is not good for those of us who want greater openness and lines of communications with China’s military,” said one Asian diplomat. …

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(Excerpt from Reuters. Photo Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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September 19, 2023

In Jesus Holy Name we pray, Amen and Amen

Karen Secrest
September 19, 2023

I thought it interesting that media said China’s economy was in trouble yet their space program is healthy.

Also why was it necessary for the U.S. to release economic sanctions

September 19, 2023

“Now therefore O you Kings; be instructed and warned O you rulers of earth. Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear.
Kiss the Son lest He be angry with you and you perish in the way, for soon shall his wrath be kindled. O blessed are those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him” Psalm 2: 10,12.
Lord of nations, thank you for the present shake up in China’s leadership. May Xi seek your sovereignty over his nation. Trouble his heart as you did the Kings of old who did not serve you. Have mercy on the people of China and release them from the bondage of communism into your marvelous light. To God be the glory!


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