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President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi to focus on making China self-reliant as its international relations go into a tailspin

China's new economic strategy for the next 5 years will include a new ambition to ramp up domestic consumption and make more critical technology at home.
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Why Ladakh standoff could be part of Xi agenda to divert attention from China’s local issues

In episode 553 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta highlights how Chinese President Xi Jinping has been under fire for his handling of Covid pandemic, among other issues.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi makes a political gamble by telling Chinese to clean their plates

Through 'Clean Plates campaign' Xi seeks to curb the problem of leftovers. But this might be touching third rail in a country where meals are a cornerstone of private life.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

News portal says Chinese embassy warned it of ‘consequences’ over video comparing Xi to Hitler

Strat News Global founder Nitin Gokhale says he received a call from a Chinese embassy official, asking for the video to be deleted and warned there would consequences otherwise.

Want to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties, says President Xi Jinping

Xi also said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the two countries have always respected each other, treated each other as equals and enhanced political mutual trust.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Xi Jinping’s campaign to remain in power pits China against the world

Although China's 1.4 billion citizens don’t get a vote, public sentiment still matters when it comes to how much support Xi can muster from senior CPC leaders for his indefinite rule.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Xi says China is on the ‘correct side of history’ even as countries move away from Beijing

President Xi Jinping said globalisation was a historic trend in a comment that appeared to push back against countries looking to reduce dependence on China.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping reassures businesses as US pushes to further exclude Chinese companies

The US has been pushing foreign companies to move supply chains out of China, and publicly floated the need for a group of friendly Asian nations that could help produce essential goods.

Protestors burn Chinese flag, effigy of Xi Jinping outside Oppo factory in Greater Noida

The protest was held to call for boycott of Chinese goods after 20 Indian soldiers were killed by Chinese troops in Galwan Valley earlier this week.
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Trump, Biden switch from hailing Xi Jinping to debating who can be tougher on China

What’s clear on both sides is the demise of the widely held belief that embracing China’s economic rise would yield a more US-friendly Beijing.

On Camera

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Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?