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Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
File photo of China President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC | Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via Photo

Joe Biden, Xi Jinping plan to hold virtual meet before end of year, US says

The announcement was made after a six-hour meeting between White House NSA Jake Sullivan and senior Chinese foreign policy adviser, Yang Jiechi, in Zurich.
A screen shows Xi Jinping speaking at a light show marking the centenary of the Chinese Community Party in Hong Kong, China, on 1 July 2021 | Photographer: Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg

China wants to tame Internet algorithms. It’s all about national security

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

There are lessons from the Evergrande crisis for Indian policymakers too

The Chinese govt's response to the Evergrande crisis signals that Xi is serious about changing the country’s economic development strategy.
A screen shows Xi Jinping speaking at a light show marking the centenary of the Chinese Community Party in Hong Kong, China, on 1 July 2021 | Photographer: Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg

China’s tech tycoons ‘get the message’, pledge support to Xi’s vision to narrow wealth gap

China’s tech giants are weathering immense regulatory upheaval on everything from online gaming to data ownership and overseas financing.

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.

A new book exposes China’s hidden corruption. Xi’s family and CCP have a lot to answer

Xi Jinping's tight control over media and dwindling access of foreign journalists to Chinese leaders has made it difficult to report on corruption at the highest levels of CCP.
Xi Jinping, China's president, gives a speech during an inauguration ceremony in Macau | Bloomberg

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.
File photo of Subramanian Swamy | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Why Subramanian Swamy is popular on Chinese social media, and Xi’s new rules on ‘sissy idols’

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

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of Air India | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

From challenge to a challenger – Why Air India’s new journey has a lot flying on it

Air India had ceased to be an option for many fliers. But with its return to the Tata Group, there are high hopes and a threat for IndiGo, SpiceJet and other players.
A pump attendant fills petrol in a bike at a fuel station in New Delhi | Representational image|PTI

Petrol, diesel prices rally to highest ever levels as rates hiked again by 35 paise/litre

Since the ending of the three-week-long hiatus in rate revision last month, this is the 14th increase in petrol price and the 17th time that diesel rates have gone up.

Defence

A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Move to increase BSF jurisdiction is to ‘curb crime’, Opposition cries ‘attack on federalism’

Home ministry has amended a 2014 notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam border.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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