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Initial Assessment of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Three Nation European Tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) member and Director of the CCP CC General Office Cai Qi and Politburo member and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, arrived in Paris on May 5, on the first ....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor(06-12 May 2024)

Economic

China’s Xi visits EU to avert trade war – media
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on May 06 to resolve economic disagreemen....

China’s 14th National People’s Congress Session Gives New Direction to PLA

The plenary sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s version of a parliament, which opened in Beijing’s Great Hall of the Pe....

Chinese President Xi Jinping Bolsters Position at National People’s Congress

The plenary sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s version of a parliament, both important events in China’s political cal....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (04-10 March 2024)

Economic

China’s ‘two sessions’ 2024: Red Sea crisis ‘a big challenge’ for Beijing, says ambassador
China’s diplomats in the Middle East are looking at ways to respond to the “big challenge” in the Red Sea caus....

Xi Jinping Reinforces Security Apparatus Amidst Growing Popular Discontent

The slowing economy and increasing joblessness have contributed to the growing popular discontent in China. This has affected China’s entrepreneurs and there are indications that discontent has spread also to the ‘princelings’ and cadres in the....

Chinese President Xi Jinping Beset by Growing Popular Discontent

Faced with increasing popular discontent, Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese leadership have since the 19th Party Congress in 2017 been focussed on trying to assert the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s pre-eminence in all sectors and ensur....

Indication of Disarray in PLA and Imminent ‘Rectification’ Campaign

The senior echelons of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) appear to be in disarray. The unexplained long absences of Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman General Zhang Youxia and sudden removal of Defence Minister Li Shangfu, both ....

Assessing Ten Years of Belt and Road Initiative

With China's economy growing at a significantly slower pace than it was a decade ago, Beijing's willingness and ability to continue pouring money into the BRI has been a matter of speculation. But Xi seems to have doubled down on his signature progra....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (25-31 December 2023)

Economic

China, Myanmar revive hopes for Bay of Bengal deep water port in Kyaukphyu under Belt and Road Initiative
China and the Myanmar military government have signed a supplementary agreement for the Kyaukphyu deep water po....

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