Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicXi Jinping

Topic: Xi Jinping

Covid rising in China, but Xi busy colluding with Russia against US—and looking at Taiwan

Premier Li Keqiang stepped down, Shanghai and Jilin are going under lockdown due to the Covid surge, but Xi has other issues on his mind.

China’s drawing lessons from Russia-Ukraine. It also believes in ‘sphere of influence’ theory

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a wake-up call. It might be useful for India to start drawing its own red lines with regard to China for all to see.

China’s PLA now has more say in weapon development, procurement. India stuck for 8 years

Like India, China’s Defence Industrial Base is State-owned and has a monopoly over defence production. Xi's new regulations will make it stronger.

From Russia with drift: Why the Delhi-Moscow romance is now a fading diplomatic relationship

On the surface, there appears a semblance of normalcy — even bonhomie — as it seemed when Putin flew down to Delhi in December. But the faultlines are emerging & widening.

China’s Winter Olympics isn’t a sporting extravaganza. It’s invitation to an exclusive ‘club’

The conditions to join Xi Jinping's 'club' require one to support the ‘China model’ and avoid even thinking about its human rights record.

India and China share a grey relationship. It all hinges on ‘waiting for the right time’

The Klaxon report on PLA's Galwan Valley deaths gives India enough ammunition to slam China. But its silence is both simple and complicated.

What happens after Xi Jinping’s plans for ‘lifelong position’ as President? China has no idea

Xi opened a path to stay in power even after 2023. Now China has a succession crisis—waking fears of domestic turmoil and uncertainty.

Vladimir Putin threatens to burst Xi Jinping’s Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine

Last December, Xi had called Putin an 'old friend'. Kicking off an invasion of Ukraine in the middle of Beijing's Winter Olympics could throw a wrench into such warmth.

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.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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