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China’s top two leaders have doctoral degrees. In CCP, education also decides political power

Mao’s Cultural Revolution disrupted education of the Chinese youth but Deng’s reforms led to hiring of educated ministers, a trend that has evolved in Xi’s era.

Borders are at the heart of Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’

By escalating the military standoff in Ladakh, the PLA had hoped to keep the crisis restricted to western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, but India’s response surprised Beijing.

Chinese Communist Party’s three-child policy won’t work. It doesn’t make economic sense

Xi Jinping has spoken about relying on homegrown talent to tackle the challenges in science and technology. The three-child policy intends to fix the issue of shrinking workforce.

China wants to bust the cryptocurrency party but the Chinese people don’t

China accounts for more than 65% of Bitcoin mining every month. And the ban hasn’t stopped people from looking at alternate ways to buy cryptocurrencies.

India’s Covid tragedy is a propaganda tool for Chinese State. Not even dead are spared

On Chinese platforms Sina Weibo and Baidu, official accounts have posted messages mocking scenes of funeral pyres at India's cremation sites.

Xi’s China has big tech and science plans. But is looking worldwide for talent

It is said Chinese innovators work with one hand tied behind their backs. That won’t help the country’s tech ambitions.

Former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s essay on his mother is rattling Xi Jinping’s China

Wen Jiabao was Chinese premier from 2003 to 2013. His essay on his mother is more than what Xi’s China can like, share, subscribe.

H&M, Nike, Adidas cancelled? China can control social media, but not consumer behaviour

Burning Nikes and shutting H&M stores is just the latest nationalist backlash in China, but its roots lie in Western sanctions.

Joe Biden’s first contact with China runs into Communist Party’s propaganda war

Chinese propaganda after talks with US officials in Alaska has given Joe Biden another reason to continue Donald Trump's China policies.

China filling Hong Kong with ‘patriots’ means a new Macao is in the making

If the tensions between the US and China continue to simmer and transform into a full-blown ‘Cold War’, Hong Kong would be at the heart of the rivalry between the two powers.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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