Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicXi Jinping

Topic: Xi Jinping

How Xi Jinping used ‘revolution’ instead of ‘nationalism’ to take control of China

The Chinese Communist Party of pre-Xi Jinping era was riddled with factionalism. Then Xi took over as CPC's General Secretary in 2012 and changed the system.

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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

‘Xi re-election bid, less effective vaccines’: Why China’s sticking to draconian zero-Covid policy

Strict restrictions have affected China’s economic growth & compelled officials to use all resources to contain outbreaks. Bureaucrats are unwilling to take chances, say experts.

Unfavourable views of China at ‘historic high’, global attitudes to Xi worsening, says Pew report

Report released Wednesday traces how global public opinion has shifted in past two decades vis-à-vis China’s global influence, military, human rights record, economy and more.

How Falun Gong-backed media pushed Xi coup rumours around the world. And Indians bought it

Despite claims of a ‘coup’ and political turmoil linked to Xi’s ‘flight cancellation’ being debunked, The Epoch Times hasn’t given up backing them.

Here’s how rumours of Xi Jinping’s ‘arrest’ and ‘coup’ started

Far from a ‘coup’, Xi Jinping was stomping out opposition. Within three days, at least six top officials were arrested or sentenced to prison under corruption charges.

The Nordic-5 is tired of China’s power-games, and Modi’s India has its eyes out

When China was a country that preferred to be loved, its most sustainable outreach in Europe was to the Nordics. Needless to say, its not the same anymore.

This is how China’s provinces compete to bring new projects. It’s called localised bargaining

China's regional officials lobby ministries for infrastructure projects at their high-end 'Beijing offices' where they also operate hotels, bars, restaurants, karaoke boxes.

Modi-Xi ‘cold war’ at SCO proves member relationships strained. India must stand on its own

China-Russia power struggle in Central Asia can bring many opportunities. India must keep track to make most of its 2023 SCO presidency.

‘Will support India in doing good job’ — Xi’s trip to Samarkand had a clear message

The SCO summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip after the pandemic. It showed China’s Eurasian dream.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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