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China is Raising Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Tension across the Taiwan Strait has increased since Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the Presidential elections for the third consecutive time in January 2024. The victory of the DPP's Lai Ching-te clearly signalled...

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 ensure...

Fortifying State Secrets: China's Authoritarian Revamp of the State Secrets Law

China's State Secrets Law, a cornerstone in the nation's authoritarian stranglehold on information, is undergoing a radical overhaul with the recent submission of a draft amendment. To fully grasp the implications of this legislative overhaul, it is...

China’s Central Finance and Economic Affairs Work Conference Reveals Emphasis on Security and Development

China’s long awaited Central Financial Work Conference was held in Beijing on October 30-31, 2023, and was the first held since the establishment of the Central Financial Commission and the Central Financial Working Committee. With the decline in...

Unusual Developments in China

The interest of governments and observers of China have got heightened with some unusual developments taking place in China particularly since the past few months. These have included the "removal" of high Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials,...

China’s Deteriorating Economy has Created Instability for Xi Jinping

China’s economy is in dire straits. While assessments of China’s economic situation by foreign banks and economists is worrying, the views of some Chinese economists are even more pessimistic. They question the Chinese government’s projected...

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s Absence Points to Discord in Senior Echelons of the CCP

The decision taken by stern faced members of China’s National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) at an emergency meeting on July 25 to replace Qin Gangas Foreign Minister with his predecessor Wang Yi was very unusual. The NPCSC did not,...

Does Absence of ‘War’ Mean Peace, in Indian context?

A narrow definition of peace is that it is opposite to concept of war, implying where there is no war, there is peace! Again, in a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a non-existence of war and freedom from fear of violence. The proposition...

Xi Jinping’s Latest Campaign: ‘Theme Education’

Within months of securing a third term at the 20th Party Congress last October and successfully packing the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) with loyalists, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee (CC) General Secretary Xi Jinping...

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