Saturday, 2 July, 2022
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Topic: Weibo

Praise for Imran, blame for India – how Chinese experts spin crises in Pakistan, Sri Lanka

So far, China has refrained from officially commenting on the situation in Sri Lanka and Pakistan – but there is growing chatter on news and Weibo, Baidu.

What China says and does about Russia’s Ukraine invasion don’t match

Beijing ordered banning posts that were 'not positive about Russia'. On Weibo, hashtag 'What’s special about Russia’s military operation' was viewed 28 million times.

Did PLA soldiers freeze at the border? Chinese people searched it on Baidu 4 million times

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

Chinese citizens gushed over Galwan valley on Weibo, Indian Army-PLA sweet exchange on Baidu

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

An Indian media report on ‘detention’ of PLA soldiers riled China up. Here’s what followed

China’s frustration over its inability to control the narrative in Arunachal Pradesh shows how Beijing tries to gain 'upper hand' in information warfare against India.

After the gaming crackdown, China to target cosmetics industry

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

China propaganda now in Spanish, German, Russian. And Weibo gushes over Ford’s India exit

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

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.

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.

Grief, anger flood China’s Weibo after revelation of country losing 4 soldiers in Galwan 

Users on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, also flooded the Indian Embassy’s account with angry messages. 

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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