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Are Chinese incursions ordered by local PLA heads or Beijing? Xi’s reforms hold answer

In ‘India's China Challenge’, Ananth Krishnan writes about Xi Jinping’s sweeping military reforms, and the complex relationship between the Communist Party and the PLA.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi’s motivations behind LAC standoff and why China has been hyperactive since 2017

In episode 574 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta tries to understand Chinese President Xi Jinping's motivations behind the Ladakh standoff by decoding Beijing's military strategies.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Modi has key ace left on Ladakh crisis — skip SCO and BRICS summits, embarrass Xi’s China

Indian troops have disrupted the status quo and the Chinese don’t like it. And that’s what the ongoing talks in Chushul-Moldo are all about.
PM Modi in China

India-China endgame in Ladakh looks costly unless both Modi and Xi get a face-saver deal

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi need a face-saver arrangement to ensure they are not seen as weak when they initiate total de-escalation and disengagement.
Xi Jinping presents medals to honour people who fought against the pandemic, on Sept. 8. | Photographer: Nicolas Asfouri | AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Xi takes a victory lap over China’s success against Covid as pandemic rages around the world

The pomp-filled show saw none of the participants, including Xi, wear masks and the president shook hands with several people, a striking display of China’s progress.
Putin and Modi | Twitter

Russia makes a comeback into India’s plans. All thanks to China and Covid

Vladimir Putin is perhaps the only world leader today who can pick up the phone and talk to Xi Jinping. Delhi couldn't have chosen a better time to reach out to Moscow.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Xi Jinping wants to be another Mao. He thinks conflict with India-US will boost his image

Instead of focusing on China's failing economy, Xi's strategy is to challenge the strongest global player (the US) and the strongest regional adversary (India).

Chinese President Xi calls for building new modern, socialist & culturally advanced Tibet

Xi also spoke of 'sinicisation' of Tibetan Buddhism, which broadly refers to bringing non-Chinese communities under the Chinese culture & political system pursued by the CPC.
Xi Jinping at the China Communist Party conference

Xi’s China is a Nazi Germany lookalike. It is also in a hurry

Hitler felt if he did not move fast, the allies would become powerful. Perhaps China feels the need to move fast before their population goes into decline.
A market in China (representational image) | Commons

China should stop its ‘shocking & distressing’ food waste, Xi tells his people

President Xi Jinping said he will strengthen legislation, supervision and long-term mechanisms to tackle the problem. Food prices in China climbed about 10% in July from a year earlier.

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

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?