In August, President Xi Jinping launched a "cultural war" emphasizing the needs of ordinary people as opposed to those of the elites. The "war" started in 2020 with attacks on the private business sector – especially property developers, landowners and "big tech". This autumn, the spotlight is on culture, education and entertainment: No to American "sissy tv". Faced with destabilizing factors such as inequality and the environmental crisis, President Xi Jinping needs to consolidate power. Covid-19 has also left its mark. He wants to promote the shift from an elitist, capitalist system to a more popular, socialist one – among other things by strengthening the independence of trade unions and removing hated work. . .
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