Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPresident Xi Jinping

Topic: President Xi Jinping

How a rural bank fraud scandal in China led to protest against Xi Jinping’s security machine

Thousands lost access to their savings in a bank fraud case run by rural lenders in two Chinese provinces. Protests were met with violence & WeChat surveillance by the Communist Party.

How China’s Xi Jinping has amassed power over a decade

Xi is expected to secure a third term, becoming China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong, signifying a change from collective leadership into what is seen as supreme leadership.

‘Achilles heel of Xi’s worldview is Chinese economy’s future performance’, says Australia ex-PM Rudd

The former Australian PM, who is in India to launch his book ‘The Avoidable War’, believes that under Xi, China is looking to extend a parallel sphere of influence to the West.

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.

Divided Congress, non-functional administration—What’s in store for US politics in 2022

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

If India contests China’s Asian dominance, there will be no let-up in tensions: Shyam Saran

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran says that as long as the power gap between India & China expands, it will be difficult to change the ‘strategic calculus’ driving Beijing’s policies today.

Xi is strangling China’s booming online tuition business. National security is one reason

Curbs on online-tutoring firms include greater scrutiny and disallowing foreign investment. The goal is to produce students who are “red and experts”.

In message to India, Xi vows to expand border construction, urges Tibetans to defend country

China will strengthen infrastructure construction along border & encourages people to defend the territory & build the homeland, Xi said during his visit to Tibet.

13 killed, over 1 lakh evacuated in massive central China floods, President Xi deploys army

China's Henan province is hit by the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years requiring PLA to rescue those trapped amid fear of a dam's collapse posing flood risk to the provincial capital.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.