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Ideas on Xi Jinping’s Third Time period

Xi Jinping’s third term as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has begun. Xi’s own speech and the personnel announcements made to date have exhibited a strong emphasis on national security to further strengthen control over Chinese..

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Xi Jinping’s Many G-20 Summits

After over a year and half of quiescence amid China’s tight COVID-19 restrictions, “Xi-plomacy” is back in a big way. Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to international travel in September 2022, with a trip to Kazakhstan and then Uzbekistan to at..

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China’s Tech Outreach within the Center East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa region has become a hub for Chinese technological outreach. Over the years, Chinese entities have invested heavily in MENA’s railways, ports, and the energy sector. However, absent an internet connection, software, an..

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Shanghai district orders mass Covid-19 testing, lockdown

BEIJING: China’s largest city of Shanghai is ordering mass testing on Friday of all 1.3 million residents of its downtown Yangpu district and confining them to their homes at least until results are known. The demand is an echo of measures ordered o..

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China rolls out first inhalable Covid vaccine

In what is believed to be a world first, Shanghai this week introduced a new type of Covid-19 vaccine that is inhaled rather than administered via injection.Mainland regulators approved the vaccine, produced by Chinese pharmaceutical firm CanSino Bio..

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Beijing mayor Chen Jining named Shanghai get together boss

Beijing mayor Chen Jining has been appointed Communist Party secretary of Shanghai, succeeding Li Qiang who is now the second-ranked state leader.Chen, 58, was named a member of the Politburo at the recently concluded 20th party congress. Chen became..

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China ramps up lockdowns, Covid restrictions throughout nation

BEIJING: Investors hoped China would ease its stringent Covid Zero strategy once the pivotal Communist Party congress cemented President Xi Jinping’s grip on power. Instead, the opposite seems to be happening. Fresh lockdowns are being imposed from ..

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Taiwan urges China to cease sabre-rattling and begin speaking

TAIPEI: China should stop its sabre-rattling against Taiwan and maintain peace and stability, the head of Taiwan's China-policy making Mainland Affairs Council said on Friday, as Beijing ramped up political and military pressure on the island it..

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China financial slowdown to pull on Asia development: IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Friday said China's economic slowdown is expected to drag on growth across Asia through the end of next year.Worldwide economic prospects have dimmed this year as countries have faced higher living costs, tight..

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New CPC Central Committee make-up introduced

The Communist Party's new Central Committee will have 205 members, state media reported, after President Xi Jinping declared the 20th congress a "complete success".The list published by Xinhua News Agency revealed new additions to the committee,..

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twentieth Congress a whole success: Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping on Saturday said the 20th CPC National Congress in Beijing has been a complete success in unifying and strengthening the party, as he closed the week-long event in Beijing.Xi was speaking to party members in the Great Hall of the..

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Property shares up after share financing guidelines eased

China's property shares jumped on Friday after state media said authorities will ease share financing rules for certain real estate-related firms, fuelling hopes of more measures to aid the sector.The China Securities Regulatory Commission will ..

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