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Rahul Gandhi should have read BR Ambedkar more closely before making soft-secessionist statements in Parliament
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Rahul Gandhi should have read BR Ambedkar more closely before making soft-secessionist statements in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi’s hyperbolic speech, however, stands on the three ‘pillars’ of cynicism, gaslighting and blatant falsehood

Xi Jinping puts his stamp on CCP history, but is his support as strong as his predecessors?
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Xi Jinping puts his stamp on CCP history, but is his support as strong as his predecessors?

The inner political dynamics of the CCP’s leadership are largely unknown. Commentators guess intelligently about groups and factions, about policy divides and preferences, about past experiences and future visions

Xi likely to cement his grip over China as ruling Communist Party preps to hold key meet next week
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Xi likely to cement his grip over China as ruling Communist Party preps to hold key meet next week

At the plenary, top figures will debate a key resolution celebrating the party's main achievements in its 100 years of existence

Why CCP's authority in China is linked to Xi Jinping's ability to deliver economic benefits to citizens
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Why CCP's authority in China is linked to Xi Jinping's ability to deliver economic benefits to citizens

In China, President Xi Jinping is riding a tiger which he will have to dismount, sooner or later, with predictable consequence

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations
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'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations

Joe Biden’s political trademark was a blue-collar Everyman style, but from the start of his Washington career he had prioritised foreign policy

Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness
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Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness

China has alienated regional players and given rise to a renewed push for Asian multilateralism underwritten by the US.

70 years of Communist China: Rise of Xi Jinping as a personality cult worrisome; ruthless suppression of dissent signals an autocratic State
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70 years of Communist China: Rise of Xi Jinping as a personality cult worrisome; ruthless suppression of dissent signals an autocratic State

Xi Jinping personally heads the central commissions on finance, foreign affairs, military affairs, national security, internet policing and, since last year, the one on reform, under a commission interestingly named as of “comprehensively deepening reforms”.

Xi Jinping calls for China to 'resolutely reform', but asserts no one should dictate to Beijing what it should and shouldn't do
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Xi Jinping calls for China to 'resolutely reform', but asserts no one should dictate to Beijing what it should and shouldn't do

Xi Jinping's speech came as China faces stern challenges from the United States on trade and diplomatic fronts

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping's Wuhan summit could be as significant as Rajiv Gandhi-Deng Xiaoping meet: Official Chinese media
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Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping's Wuhan summit could be as significant as Rajiv Gandhi-Deng Xiaoping meet: Official Chinese media

The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping could be as significant as the one between former premier Rajiv Gandhi and then leader of China Deng Xiaoping in 1988, the official Chinese media commented.

China scraps presidential term limits: How Xi Jinping's quest for unrestricted power made him 'Chairman of Everything'
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China scraps presidential term limits: How Xi Jinping's quest for unrestricted power made him 'Chairman of Everything'

Xi Jinping has joined pantheon of Chinese leadership after bursting onto scene as a graft-fighting governor who went on to earn comparisons with Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping’s power grab may solidify dissent and harden anti-China sentiment; can India lead global pushback?
India

Xi Jinping’s power grab may solidify dissent and harden anti-China sentiment; can India lead global pushback?

New Delhi would know that China’s rise is non-consensual both within and without, and that presents an opportunity to play the waiting game.

Xi Jinping's naked power grab may further destabilise global order, threaten to hurt India's interests
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Xi Jinping's naked power grab may further destabilise global order, threaten to hurt India's interests

An unfettered Xi Jinping now becomes vulnerable to arbitrariness fuelled by egotism and delusions of grandeur. In the absence of internal resistance, China's Lingxiu may intensify his heavy-handed rule at home

Xi Thought will now be taught, researched and promoted in Chinese universities
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Xi Thought will now be taught, researched and promoted in Chinese universities

Xi Jinping Thought will now be taught, researched and promoted in universities across China, ensuring that the leader's eponymous philosophy is implanted into students' hearts and minds.

Xi unveils China's new leaders but no clear heir-apparent: Why president refuses to divulge successor and what it means for India
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Xi unveils China's new leaders but no clear heir-apparent: Why president refuses to divulge successor and what it means for India

Xi broke away from an unwritten party tradition introduced by former leader Deng Xiaoping who wanted to bring a semblance of order into an opaque and fractious power-transition process.

With Xi Jinping firmly at helm, China will unveil new leadership line-up
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With Xi Jinping firmly at helm, China will unveil new leadership line-up

China is set Wednesday to unveil its new ruling council with President Xi Jinping firmly at the helm after stamping his authority on the country by engraving his name on the Communist Party's constitution.

Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping serves gobi machurian-style communism to make China great again
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Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping serves gobi machurian-style communism to make China great again

In order to achieve the 'national rejuvenation', Xi demanded total allegiance to his guidelines from Chinese people and communist party members.

Communist Party of China holds 19th Congress on Wednesday: What is it about and why is it important?
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Communist Party of China holds 19th Congress on Wednesday: What is it about and why is it important?

The Communist Party of China congress is a twice-a-decade political meeting to reshuffle leadership positions in the country.

Sikkim border row: Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream' makes solution unlikely before his re-election in November
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Sikkim border row: Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream' makes solution unlikely before his re-election in November

What worries the world is that the Chinese dream has come to mean, among other things domestically, that Xi will turn China into a muscle-flexing monster across continents to browbeat countries that refuse to toe the Chinese line.

Sikkim standoff: India should be ready for long haul as impasse may go beyond Wangdung incident
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Sikkim standoff: India should be ready for long haul as impasse may go beyond Wangdung incident

As of now, the current standoff is nowhere close to the Wangdung incident of 1986-87 that lasted through a year and a half.