Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicXi Jingping

Topic: Xi Jingping

You thought it’s Xi Jinping, Suu Kyi cracking down on journalists? West is taking notes too

The 2021 press freedom index said crimes against journalists increased from last year. Belarus and Spain are learning from the East.

China’s Xi dials back recent plans to shake up businesses as people suffer

Xi Jinping's push for 'common prosperity' has underpinned a slew of policies aimed at tackling widening inequality, but poses a threat to Communist Party's legitimacy and his own future.

In first phone call with Xi Jinping in 7 months, Biden has a message for China

The White House said the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure 'competition does not veer into conflict'.

Modi, Xi to again ‘face’ each other at BRICS summit tomorrow after 10 months

Focus of the BRICS Summit, apart from Covid cooperation, will be the new Taliban caretaker govt in Afghanistan, and channelising development aid there.

Putin done, Biden’s focus shifts to the dragon in the room: China’s Xi

US-China ties are more consequential for American economy than the relationship with Russia, and Biden’s window to establish a relationship with Xi for the years ahead is closing.

Era of engagement with Xi’s China is over, Biden’s top man for Asia says

Biden earlier said Chinese officials need to be more transparent on Covid data, and encouraged Beijing to join 'evidence-based' investigation to determine where the virus' origin.

Xi Jinping asks US, allies to avoid ‘bossing others around’, warns against decoupling

In a veiled critique of US efforts to reduce dependence on Chinese supply chains, Xi said any effort to build barriers against economic and market principles would only harm others.

Here’s how Xi Jinping wants China to build its own Silicon Valley

In ‘A new silk road’, Kingshuk Nag writes about the Chinese President’s ambitious plans & how different India and China’s political and economic strategies are.

‘Shun outdated Cold War mentality’ — Xi signals China unaffected by criticism by West

At the Davos Agenda event, Xi Jinping said it is vital to stay committed to international law and international rules 'instead of staying committed to supremacy'.

Xi declared end to extreme poverty in China, meets Communist party goal

President Xi said the incomes of nearly 100 million people moved above China’s official poverty line — set at $1.68 per day — during an 8-year period to eliminate poverty

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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