Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicTiananmen Square

Topic: Tiananmen Square

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.

Off The Cuff with Vijay Gokhale

The Chinese Communist Party has lot of factionalism and difference of opinion, it continues to draw lessons from the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989...

RSS mouthpiece rakes up China’s Tiananmen Square massacre as border standoff continues

Editorial in ‘Organiser’ also says China is ‘shamelessly’ defending its irresponsible behaviour of 'hiding the Covid pandemic' even after global backlash.

China defends crackdown on student protests in Tiananmen Square as ‘fully correct’

In an attempt to quell demonstrations against ruling Communist Party, hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were killed on 4 June, 1989 in Tiananmen Square.

In 1989, it was Tiananmen Square. In 2020, world’s Covid fury could isolate China

In 1989, China was in the middle of economic reforms and was affected by the world's reaction to Tiananmen Square, which included sanctions.

China could face ‘Tiananmen-like’ backlash for its handling of Covid-19, says report

The 'internal report' reveals that Beijing is taking these threats of a growing backlash from the US and other countries very seriously.

Israel’s ‘battle tested’ weapons on sale as a Trump blimp steals the show

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US, China tensions spike over Tiananmen Square massacre amid ongoing trade war

China defended its army action in the 1984 Tiananmen Square massacre and lodged a diplomatic protest with US after the Trump administration called for its public accountability

Google plans China comeback after being missing in action for ten years

Google's co-founder Sergey Brin had defended Google’s pull-out from China in 2010 citing it was better to leave than compromise. 

Diplomatic, undiplomatic

Of all the services, if the IFS is the most thin-skinned, and the IPS obviously the most thick-skinned, there is a reason for it, and it has to do with us journalists.

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(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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