Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicPeng Shuai

Topic: Peng Shuai

Beijing says opposed to acts that politicise sports after WTA suspends tournaments in China

Women's Tennis Association President & CEO Steve Simon said all tournaments will be halted in Hong Kong too, after failing to get a satisfactory response on Peng Shuai's wellbeing.

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

Was Peng Shuai’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ selfie a distress signal? Social media users obsess over it

Peng last week uploaded a series of photos on WeChat, including one with Winnie The Pooh in the background. The cartoon character is used as a derogatory nickname for President Xi.

‘Prepare to fight,’ China tells citizens. Xi Jinping has big plans for party and security

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

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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