China and president Xi continue their rise to power. The adoption of "helmsman" is interesting. First time since Mao who ruled China from 1946 to 1976. He also murdered millions. The numbers vary, but probably between 20 and 60 million of his own people.
If these be the times, then the kings of the east will rise.
Revelations 6: 4 says: "Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword."
Could fiery red refer to Communism, communist China and Russia, and Communist elements in every country of the world?
Revelations 9: 13-16 says: "The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God.14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.16 The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number."
Could China (along with other Asian nations) mount an army of 200 million? This would be the first time in world history in which such an army could be amassed. China appears to have the people, the factories and the technology to lead it.
Revelations 16:12 says: "The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East."