Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Topic: CCP

Is Li coming out of Xi’s shadow? His assertiveness is visible

Li has pledged support for the platform economy and digital sector. Significant, given Xi’s crackdown on the sector for ‘disorderly expansion of capital’.

Communist Youth League—that’s where Xi sees a political challenge coming from. He’s taming it

Despite Xi’s attempts to eliminate the league faction's influence, the CYL remains a dynamic organisation which will continue to influence Chinese politics.

Covid rising in China, but Xi busy colluding with Russia against US—and looking at Taiwan

Premier Li Keqiang stepped down, Shanghai and Jilin are going under lockdown due to the Covid surge, but Xi has other issues on his mind.

British MP & Padma Shri recipient Barry Gardiner received funds from ‘Chinese spy’, MI5 claims

Gardiner, who represents Brent North and enjoys the support of a huge Indian diaspora, allegedly received over £5 lakh over six years from ‘Chinese spy’ Christine Lee and her law firm.

2022 Winter Olympics less than a month away, China’s zero-Covid policy is being tested

A journalist's diary documenting her lockdown experiences in Xi'an city was swiftly censored by China after people began comparing it to a diary on Wuhan lockdown.

A new white paper insists China is a democracy. It wants you to forget Tiananmen

Rather than explaining clearly why China should qualify as a democracy, the strategy Beijing adopts is to point at failures of the US democracy.

New Tibetan bilingual website claims to ‘decode CCP, explain Chinese govt’s hidden agenda’

Launched by India-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, 'Decode CCP' claims to decipher meaning & connotations of official jargon & slogans used by CCP.

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

Left leaders attend Chinese embassy event to mark CCP centenary, draw criticism from BJP

On 27 July, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and DMK MP S Senthilkumar among others attended and addressed an online seminar to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Community Party.

How Xi’s China did a nationalist song & dance to mark CCP centenary and attract the youth

The CCP's centenary celebration was all over Chinese social and mainstream media platforms. Xi Jinping experienced a peasant's life and his party made inroads into younger groups.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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