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China sets up new Politburo with two members who have India history

Xi Jinping has packed the Politburo Standing Committee with six friends and allies. But there's another 24-member Politburo that is a concern for India.

Xi says ‘national security’ 50 times at Party Congress & China sees rare protest against him

President Xi Jinping mentioned 'Chinese-style modernisation' in this year’s Party Congress speech, which is now trending on social media sites such as Weibo.

China’s tourism revenue dips and an old article by Xi Jinping shows his mind on art & protest

China's National Day holiday was an indicator of its economy—and it looks bad. Meanwhile, a 1989 article in a Fujian library gives insight into Xi's mind.

A flag, a theatre—On Chinese Martyrs’ Day, PLA’s signal to India across Ladakh, Sikkim

Ahead of the crucial 20th Party Congress, Xi Jinping told the CCP to prepare for a ‘great struggle’.

Here’s how rumours of Xi Jinping’s ‘arrest’ and ‘coup’ started

Far from a ‘coup’, Xi Jinping was stomping out opposition. Within three days, at least six top officials were arrested or sentenced to prison under corruption charges.

‘Will support India in doing good job’ — Xi’s trip to Samarkand had a clear message

The SCO summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip after the pandemic. It showed China’s Eurasian dream.

LAC disengagement a bargain Xi had to bite at. But Chinese media isn’t telling people that

As rumours about Xi's visit to Central Asia circulate, experts say that Beijing wants the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to go smoothly-hence the disengagement.

CCP sets date to ‘elect’ Xi Jinping for third term. And Chinese bloggers congratulate India

Beijing is offering New Delhi pantomime tropes like 'Asia for Asians' and 'Asian century'. China clearly misunderstands India’s interests.

Ahead of INS Vikrant launch, PLA media pushes propaganda. Calls it ‘serving with sickness’

PLA’s official website mentions 4 capability deficits that INS Vikrant still faces. Meanwhile, India-China tensions rise in Sri Lanka.

1 in 5 Chinese youth unemployed. And the smart ones are going for CCP bureaucracy jobs

India-China relations are strained, but Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar’s recent remarks about the ‘Asian century’ were appreciated by the Chinese.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.