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Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong, but like the Great Helmsman, there’s none stopping China’s ‘Great Leap’ 2.0
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Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong, but like the Great Helmsman, there’s none stopping China’s ‘Great Leap’ 2.0

In absence of any constraints on his absolute power, ‘emperor’ Xi is more likely to take more bad decisions than good ones

If Xi Jinping’s China turns paranoic, that may open opportunities for India: Vijay Gokhale
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If Xi Jinping’s China turns paranoic, that may open opportunities for India: Vijay Gokhale

Personnel changes are important in any system, but in the larger perspective what is more important is that CPC general secretary Xi Jinping has political control, says former foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale

What Xi Jinping’s third term means for India — and the world
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What Xi Jinping’s third term means for India — and the world

The way Xi’s China shifted from India to Taiwan almost overnight implies that it was only seeking to irritate both nations and their global backers, without actually wanting to go in for an all-out war against either

A look at the seven men making up Communist Party of China's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee
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A look at the seven men making up Communist Party of China's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee

Three of them are holdovers from the previous body, including General Secretary Xi Jinping, who has received a precedent-breaking third term as party head. The four newcomers are all Xi loyalists

Xi Jinping re-elected General Secretary of Communist Party of China for record third 5-year term
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Xi Jinping re-elected General Secretary of Communist Party of China for record third 5-year term

Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Sunday re-elected as the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China for a record third five-year term, a privilege only accorded to party founder Mao Zedong.

20th Party Congress: Xi Jinping and the band of powerful men behind him
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20th Party Congress: Xi Jinping and the band of powerful men behind him

In the Xi Jinping scheme of things, the fine line between allies and foes is often breached and the career trajectories of these men hold clues to the future course of Chinese politics

20th party congress: At pinnacle of prowess, Xi Jinping will romp to a third term, but clouds are darkening on horizon
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20th party congress: At pinnacle of prowess, Xi Jinping will romp to a third term, but clouds are darkening on horizon

A rare public protest in Beijing, calling for Xi’s ouster, points to strong subterranean discontent

Explained: The truth behind the ‘coup’ against China’s Xi Jinping
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Explained: The truth behind the ‘coup’ against China’s Xi Jinping

Rumour mills were abuzz that Chinese president Xi Jinping was under house arrest and a coup was brewing. There were reports of flights being cancelled and military movement. Was this just the imagination of the internet?

Will China really follow its zero-COVID policy for five years? What the latest row is all about
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Will China really follow its zero-COVID policy for five years? What the latest row is all about

A senior Communist Party official was quoted as saying that mass testing and strict lockdowns would continue for the next five years, prompting fear and concern from residents. However, censors immediately scrubbed out any mentions of the comment

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: British skier, American figure-skating coach slam China’s human rights record
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: British skier, American figure-skating coach slam China’s human rights record

The Games officially open Friday but the lead-up has been overshadowed by concerns about rights in China, especially the fate of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports, dismisses complains over forced labor as 'lies'
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China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports, dismisses complains over forced labor as 'lies'

On Thursday, Joe Biden signed a bill that prohibits US businesses from importing goods from Xinjiang unless they can be proven not to have been made by forced labour.

Peng Shuai: Fresh unverified video of missing Chinese tennis player surfaces online
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Peng Shuai: Fresh unverified video of missing Chinese tennis player surfaces online

Qingqing Chen, a reporter for the state-owned Global Times, tweeted a video of Peng appearing to speak with Chinese basketball icon Yao Ming.

Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety
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Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety

The WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, won the immediate backing of some of the biggest names in tennis, among them men's number one Novak Djokovic and women's tour founder Billie Jean King.

WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety
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WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety

WTA chair and CEO Steve Simon said the move — which could cost the organisation hundreds of millions of dollars — had the "full support" of the tour's board of directors.

Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China
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Novak Djokovic says he 'supports fully' WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China

WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon on Wednesday announced the "immediate suspension" of all its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong over concerns about the safety of female player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.

'Just terrible': Novak Djokovic expresses shock over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance
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'Just terrible': Novak Djokovic expresses shock over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance

Peng claimed earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had assaulted her, the first time the #MeToo movement has struck at the top echelons of the ruling Communist Party.

‘Helmsman’ Xi Jinping cements legacy at par with Mao, all but ensures rule beyond 2022 at Sixth Plenum
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‘Helmsman’ Xi Jinping cements legacy at par with Mao, all but ensures rule beyond 2022 at Sixth Plenum

Going by the communique and the press conference held by the party the day after, it is fair to posit that not only has Xi ensured that he will remain at the helm of the party for another term, if not two, but he has seemingly surpassed even Deng in the pantheon of greatest CPC leaders.

CPC hails Xi Jinping as China's 'helmsman', attacks US and western democracies
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CPC hails Xi Jinping as China's 'helmsman', attacks US and western democracies

The Communist Party of China also attacked American President Joe Biden and asserted that democracy was not an 'exclusive patent' of the US and the West

China's #MeToo scandal: Tennis, sex and politics combine as Peng Shuai accuses ex-vice premier of sexual assault
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China's #MeToo scandal: Tennis, sex and politics combine as Peng Shuai accuses ex-vice premier of sexual assault

Peng is a former top-ranked doubles player, taking 23 tour-level doubles titles, including Grand Slams at Wimbledon in 2013 and the French Open in 2014.

How China manufactured nationalism in triumph over Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhaou’s return
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How China manufactured nationalism in triumph over Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhaou’s return

The celebration is part of Chinese State media’s carefully manufactured nationalistic narrative