Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicChinese media

Topic: Chinese media

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.

China sees ‘snub’ to India in Bhutan agreement. And Chinese are mocking Ajay Devgn

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

China believes its time has come. But here’s what it hasn’t come to terms with yet

At the 13th round of corps commanders-level talks, India 'stuck to its stand' that it's the Chinese who disturbed the status quo last year. But Beijing has only upped the ante.

Beijing unsure if new Japan PM is soft but is wary of Japanese culture corrupting Chinese youth

Chinese state media has struck a conciliatory tone on Fumio Kishida in the hope of better relations. But a lot depends on the new Japan PM's stance on Taiwan.

China wants to tame Internet algorithms. It’s all about national security

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s return makes Chinese realise ‘US imperialism is a paper tiger’

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained by Canada in 2018 at US’ extradition request over alleged violation of Iran sanctions. But was it a prisoner swap deal with China?

Is Xi bringing back Mao’s Cultural Revolution? Much debate over ‘common prosperity’ goal

A fight between Global Times editor and blogger followed Xi’s launch of the 'common prosperity' campaign in which middle-income households are prioritised.

A week in China: Celebs on target, Xi’s ethnic integration push, meeting of PLA and US Army

Asia Communique is a weekly newsletter about China that digs into the minds of the country's leaders, scholars, thinkers, business tycoons and Chinese people.

Foreign journalists in China targeted again, this time over Henan floods

While local authorities in China's Henan province said more than 3 million lives have been affected by the floods, Chinese state media outlets kept the number low.

Revolt by doing nothing — Chinese youth are lying in bed to protest tough jobs, low pay

Tang Ping, or ‘lying flat’ is passive resistance in a country notorious for its burnout-inducing ‘996’ working hour system, besides other demands.

On Camera

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All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.
An Alto at one of the Maruti Suzuki showrooms in New Delhi | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

More expensive cars help Maruti Suzuki beat profit forecasts, but emission rules could hit sales

The automaker raised prices of some models last year to help offset higher input costs. But that didn't deter buyers as company says there is 'no lack of demand'.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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