Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicXi Jinping

Topic: Xi Jinping

From pandemic to endemic? How Modi, Xi and Fauci are seeing Covid-19 in 2022

As we head towards the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, world leaders and experts share their insights at World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda 2022.

China vows to ‘show no mercy’ in battle against big tech influence, corruption

Efforts will be made to investigate and punish corrupt behaviours behind the disorderly expansion of capital and platform monopolies, the CCP says.

China now loves archeology. It has more to do with politics than excavations

Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road is being established through excavations as well. China wants to prove the reach of its history – from Tibet to Central Asia.

What China wants you to know—Covid in Xi’an under control. What it doesn’t—there’s no food

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

Mercedes for Modi and ‘The Beast’ for Biden: World leaders love state cars. It’s their ‘art’

Serving with both looks and protection, state vehicles are so much more than just protective machines. They are symbolic of their countries' power.

Xi Jinping wants Chinese artists and writers to practise ‘morality’. And a big editor quits

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

China ordered Amazon to remove reviews, ratings of President Xi Jinping’s book, report says

The Amazon.cn entry for Xi’s book had its ratings, comments and reviews scrubbed and disabled roughly two years ago in response to an edict from Beijing, according to a Reuters report.

Modi-Xi summits couldn’t stop India-China ‘strategic mistrust’, says ex-foreign secy Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Menon Rao, also former envoy to China & US, said Galwan incident impacted bilateral ties, but it won't be easy for India to go for 'surgical decoupling' with China.

China has a negative celebrity list of 88, as Xi doubles down on 3rd term

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

China can’t use sports as soft power for long. 2022 Winter Olympics looks set to fail

US and UK may boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The 2008 Olympics, when China got away with minimal opposition, seems impossible to repeat now.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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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