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As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke At Home

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, seemed indomitable when lawmakers abolished a term limit on his power early this year. But months later, China has been struck by economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal and trade battles with Washington, emboldening critics in Beijing who are questioning Mr. Xi’s sweeping control.

Read Here – The New York Times

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The Kingmaker Clan Behind Xi Jinping

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing, naturally, is where the action happens in China’s political theater. But to really understand the country’s complex power structure — and the intense, ongoing struggle for supremacy — it is also important to look backstage. That would be Guangdong Province, nearly 2,000km to the south.

Read Here – Nikkei Asian Review

Xi Advocates Efforts To Boost China’s Maritime Power

President Xi Jinping has championed efforts to build China into a maritime power, adding that the country will pursue “converging interests” with other countries in oceanic development. At a study session with members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Tuesday, Xi called for efforts to learn more about and further manage maritime development.

Read Here – Xinhua

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