Xi Jinping: News

Xi Jinping is the current President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Jinping’s father, Xi Zhongxun, was a senior CCP functionary who later fell out of favor with the Chinese establishment. Jinping worked as a peasant and manual laborer in a countryside village for seven years. After much struggle, he gained entry into the CCP in 1974 and graduated in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1979. Over the next three decades, Jinping rose through the party ranks, and in 2007, became one of the select few members of the CCP Politburo’s Standing Committee. The next year, he was appointed as the Vice-President of China, and in 2012, he succeeded Hu Jintao as the General Secretary of the CCP. Jinping has been the President of PRC since 2013. Under his presidency, China has demonstrated a more assertive foreign policy and a rise in authoritarianism. After the two-term limit for presidency was removed in 2018 by the National People’s Congress, Jinping looks set to rule as president for life.

27 May 2023


Taipei claims Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

The defense ministry of Taiwan claimed that the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday accompanied by two other ships.

19 Apr 2023


China preparing supersonic spy drone unit to target US: Report

A leaked assessment of the United States (US) military has revealed that China is planning to deploy a supersonic high-altitude spy drone to greatly increase its capacity to conduct surveillance activities, The Washington Post reported.

10 Apr 2023


China deploys 11 warships, 59 aircraft toward Taiwan: Report

China reportedly deployed 11 warships and 59 warplanes toward Taiwan on the third day of its military drill, the latter's defense ministry said, as per AFP.

06 Apr 2023

Emmanuel Macron

Relying on you to sway Russia: Emmanuel Macron tells Jinping

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing and reportedly urged him to reason with close ally Russia and assist in ending the ongoing Ukraine war.

18 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Arrest warrant issued against Putin, but can he be apprehended

An arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin over war crime allegations of illegally deporting children from Ukraine.

14 Mar 2023


China to resume issuing visas to foreigners after 3 years

Gradually doing away with its COVID-19 restrictions, China is set to resume issuing visas to foreigners from Wednesday, according to a statement by the Chinese embassy in the United States (US).

13 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Xi Jinping to visit Russia soon, might mediate Ukraine conflict

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Russia next week to hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

11 Mar 2023


China: President Xi Jinping's confidant Li Qiang appointed new premier

China's parliament has formally elected President Xi Jinping's confidant and close ally, Li Qiang, as the country's new premier.

10 Mar 2023


Xi Jinping secures unprecedented 3rd term as Chinese president

Xi Jinping was elected as the president of China for an unprecedented third term on Friday, reported Reuters.

07 Mar 2023


President Xi Jinping's aide Li Qiang to become China's premier

Li Qiang—said to be Chinese President Xi Jinping's close aide who brought about Shanghai's strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown last year—is likely to formally become China's next premier at the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) this week.

02 Mar 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on G20 meet sidelines

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Minister's Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

17 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

No apologies for taking down spy balloon: Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday said that he will discuss the issue of alleged Chinese spy balloons flying over the United States (US) airspace with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his first detailed conference on the issue.

22 Jan 2023


COVID-19 outbreak has infected 80% of Chinese population

A prominent government scientist claimed on Saturday that the possibility of a major COVID-19 rebound in China in the coming two or three months is unlikely, as the virus has infected 80% of its population.

03 Jan 2023


'Unreasonable': China slams overseas COVID-19 entry restrictions on its travelers

China on Tuesday denounced the new COVID-19 regulations, including mandatory test requirements, imposed by a dozen nations on travelers departing from its territory.

02 Jan 2023


China: Hospitals cancel New Year holidays to meet patients' requirements

Hospitals in several provinces of China, such as Shanxi, Hebei, Hunan, and Jiangsu, are working overtime without New Year holidays amid the rise of COVID-19 cases, reported Global Times.

01 Jan 2023


China can see 'light of hope' in COVID-19 battle: Jinping

In his New Year message on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the "light of hope is right in front" even as China continues to battle a spike in COVID-19 cases.

27 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Mock drills across India to test preparedness; more updates

Amid a COVID-19 surge in neighboring China, a mock drill is being conducted at hospitals/healthcare centers across all Indian states and union territories on Tuesday to check the operational preparedness for dealing with a potential COVID-19 wave.

26 Dec 2022


China deploys 71 warplanes, 7 naval ships toward Taiwan: Report

China deployed seven ships and 71 warplanes toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of power, the latter's defense ministry said on Monday.

15 Dec 2022


China administers over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a day

China raced to vaccinate its most vulnerable citizens on Thursday, expecting another spike in COVID-19 infections as many analysts predicted an increase in the death toll after the recent ease of strict restrictions that kept the novel virus' outspread at bay for almost three years.

30 Nov 2022

Jack Ma

Jack Ma living in Tokyo since Chinese crackdown on companies

Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire and the founder of Alibaba, has reportedly been living in Japan's Tokyo city for approximately six months, according to Financial Times reports on Tuesday.

30 Nov 2022


China warned US officials against interfering in Indo-China matters: Pentagon

China has warned the officials of its arch-rival US to not interfere in its relationship with India, the Pentagon claimed in its annual report submitted to the US Congress.

27 Nov 2022


China: Fatal building blaze ignites protests against extreme COVID-19 curbs

Widespread protests erupted in China on Saturday against fresh COVID-19 curbs imposed by authorities, Reuters reported.

10 Nov 2022


Be combat-ready to win wars: President Jinping tells Chinese Army

Invoking a threat to China's national security, President Xi Jinping ordered the military to maintain combat readiness and "prepare for war" at the Central Military Commission's joint operations command center in Beijing.

06 Nov 2022

Pakistan News

Chinese CPEC workers to move in bullet-proof vehicles in Pakistan

China and Pakistan have both decided to use bullet-proof vehicles to conduct outdoor movements of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects to protect against terrorist attacks.

China elects 'most powerful leader' Xi Jinping for 3rd term

Chinese President Xi Jinping was elected for the record third term on Sunday as China's leader, solidifying his status as a powerful ruler.

Reluctant to leave, China's ex-president Hu Jintao forcefully escorted out

Baffling visuals from the closing ceremony of the week-long 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Saturday showed the former President of China Hu Jintao being escorted out.

16 Oct 2022


Control over Hong Kong, determined on Taiwan: China President Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that China had acquired total control over Hong Kong by transitioning it from disorder to governance.

13 Oct 2022


China: Fresh restrictions grip Shanghai as COVID-19 cases rise

The coronavirus is again flaring up in China's financial capital Shanghai as the city on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since July, Bloomberg reported.

26 Sep 2022


Amid coup rumors, Xi Jinping among 'elected' CPC Congress delegates

Rumors of a military coup in China deposing President Xi Jinping and putting him under house arrest led social media to delirium over the weekend.

01 Sep 2022


Potential 'crimes against humanity' on Uyghur Muslims in China: UN

In a revelatory report released on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) has accused China of severe human rights violations in Xinjiang province.

China: President Xi faces growing dissent over enforced COVID-19 lockdowns

Despite the Communist Party of China's iron-clad authoritarian leadership, led by President Xi Jinping, fissures between Beijing and the public are considered to be widening.

Xi Jinping rumored to be suffering from brain aneurysm: Report

Chinese President Xi Jinping is rumored to be suffering from a brain aneurysm and had to be hospitalized last year.

China's Xi Jinping eyes third term after historic resolution

Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Thursday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to begin his third term next year.

30 Oct 2021


Is China selling the organs of Uyghur Muslims?

China is allegedly making billions of dollars on the black market by forcibly removing and selling the organs of people belonging to religious and ethnic minorities, especially the long-persecuted Uyghur Muslims.

01 Jul 2021


China won't allow anyone to 'bully' it, Xi warns world

President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for building a strong military to defend the country and warned that the Chinese people will never allow any foreign force to "bully, oppress, or subjugate them," as the country marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party of China.

31 May 2021


Couples in China can now have 3 children, government says

Married couples in China can now have three children, up from the previous limit of two, the country's ruling Communist Party announced on Monday.

22 Feb 2021


China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

China on Monday expressed its support for India in hosting this year's BRICS summit and said it will work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the five-member grouping of emerging economies.

11 Feb 2021

Joe Biden

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.

03 Feb 2021


Rapes, torture, sterilization: First-hand accounts from China's Uighur camps emerge

In China's "re-education" camps for Uighurs—mostly Muslim Turkic minority group—women detainees are made to face systematic rapes, torture, forced sterilizations, among other horrors, first-hand accounts obtained by the BBC reveal.

WHO team reaches China to investigate coronavirus origins

A team of ten scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Wuhan on Thursday to understand how coronavirus jumped from animals to humans, triggering a pandemic that has killed nearly two million globally and battered economies.

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