Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicMao Zedong

Topic: Mao Zedong

Family history a burden or asset? Chiang Kai-shek’s great grandson to run for Taipei mayor

Kuomintang legislator Wayne Chiang Wan-an, 43, currently serves as a legislator in Taiwan’s parliament. His great grandfather is seen as a ‘dictator’ by some & a ‘hero’ by others.

Xi Jinping wants to be in Mao, Deng’s league. Now, Chinese media is making him look muscular

Xi has reached retirement age. But there are no signs he is going to leave his position as the party’s top leader.

Communist Party of China turns 100 — what its long history says and what future could hold

China will see mesmerising light shows, colourful performances, glittering flowerbeds to mark the centenary of a political party that is now also suffering from dilemma and anxiety.

Jack Ma just has to survive Xi Jinping’s purge and return as China’s Gorbachev

It is unlikely that billionaire Jack, who was last seen publicly in late October 2020, would go into self-hiding. And even if he is ‘lying low’, it is only to dodge the Xi Jinping administration.

Mao’s China falsely claimed it had eradicated this disease. It was a big cover-up

By focusing on this campaign in the middle of pandemic, China revealed just how little the relationship between propaganda and public health has changed since the 1950s. 

What is nine-dash line? The basis of China’s claim to sovereignty over South China Sea

China stakes claim to 90% of the South China Sea, and this claim is based on the U-shaped nine-dash line etched on map in the 1940s by a Chinese geographer.

China is following Mao’s dictum by keeping two-front war option against India open

China is signaling India not only to refrain from buttressing its military capabilities along the border, but also that its incursions will continue.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.

The story of how China tested its first nuclear bomb & called it ‘Miss Qiu’

In the 1964 test, the testing tower was called a ‘dressing table’ and the detonator a ‘braid’. Zhou Enlai was constantly on the hot line.

How Xi Jinping emerged as the most important and disruptive leader in the world

An increasingly powerful China under Xi Jinping has led international observers to fear the possibility of a new Cold War.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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