Chinese President Xi Jinping issues strongest warning to silence

Saturday, May 7, 2022
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Strongest Warning to Silence Yet From Chinese President Xi Jinping

China's top political leaders have renewed their pledge to fight the Covid-control policy‚ with the supreme seven-member Standing Committee of the Politburo vowing to do the same. The meeting was reported on state broadcaster China Central Television‚ which also reiterated support for a lockdown-dependent approach. This follows China's continuous calibration of measures since the first outbreak of anti-covid violence in Wuhan‚ China‚ two years ago.

Xi Jinping's warning to silence

The strongest warning to silence yet from Chinese President Xi Jinping explains his fear of Western influence. The apex leader once went to Iowa and graduated under a pseudonym. He has also expressed warm memories of Iowa and Harvard‚ and his daughter‚ Xi Mingze‚ is a Harvard graduate. Despite his wariness of Western influence‚ Xi has repeatedly said China is not compatible with non-Communist systems. In response to the growing number of women protesters in China‚ Xi is sending his government's most powerful warning yet: keep quiet. Chinese leaders have repeatedly calibrated their measures since the first outbreak two years ago in Wuhan. They continue to escalate their pressure on activists‚ despite widespread discontent. The state-run media‚ Facebook and Google‚ are expected to attend. But women's rights activists are in constant danger from violent thugs and are being raped or tortured. So‚ this visit by Xi is an opportunity to engage with Xi's government and get some answers. This year‚ Xi's essential project is to save the People's Republic and the Communist Party. He must overcome corruption‚ environmental pollution‚ unrest in other regions‚ and the slowing economy. The Communist Party has been suffocating the press‚ but some blogs are still finding ways to criticize the government. In October‚ Xi issued a harsh warning to silence Yiu Mantin‚ a 79-year-old historian who had planned to release a book critical of Xi. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Xi's warning is the most strident warning yet against the zero-Covid policy. The government has regularly been criticized for its policy‚ but the repeated lockdowns are fuelling discontent and dealing a devastating blow to the Chinese economy. The Xi administration's recent policy has prompted many in China to call for a constitutional democracy to replace the strongman politics.

Xi's embrace of Putin

After Russia's atrocities in Ukraine‚ foreign governments have asked whether China should distance itself from the Russian leader. However‚ the answer to that question is not straightforward. Xi Jinping must first decide whether he's willing to take on a political opponent in the form of Putin. If so‚ he must choose political correctness over political correctness. The Russian president's latest tweet is in fact a warning. The current situation is no longer a ripe one. Xi Jinping's escalation of anti-corruption measures has won him the support of the masses. His actions have also propped up the stock market‚ but they have come with a cost. Xi's measures have not directly helped the masses and have led to higher prices for fuel‚ highway tolls‚ and retirement ages. These actions‚ however‚ have positioned him as a political opponent to rule of law and free market values. Regardless of the reasons for this reaction‚ China views NATO's enlargement as a hostile act. It calls to mind the alliance-building the United States has pursued in Asia. China cannot afford to abandon Russia in this global contest against American bullying. While the Ukrainian crisis distracts‚ China is firmly committed to its relationship with Russia. While the U.S. has warned China about sanctions‚ China has not yet decided which way to take. Meanwhile‚ Xi's visit to Seattle is not without its own problems. President Obama is due to visit the Seattle area on the same day as Xi. Xi and President Obama will hold a press conference‚ and both men will be accompanied by representatives of the free press corps. In China‚ reporters are arrested and paraded in front of cameras confessing their crimes. The two leaders will also have a tea meeting‚ a stipulation that could mean interrogation or intimidation.

Xi's Strong-Man Politics

Xi Jinping's first term saw a campaign against official corruption and Party indiscipline that was unprecedented in China. Xi ordered the CCP to clean house and purge rivals‚ rehabilitating the Party's image and winning public support. During the course of the year‚ Xi's Strong-Man Politics campaign punished more than 1.4 million Party members‚ 17 full Central Committee members and alternates‚ and more than 100 generals. Xi said his main goal was to restore public trust in the Party. His Strong-Man Politics campaign has continued to punish local officials who fail to implement top-down policies. Xi's power play has already stirred up resistance among politicians. A critical mass of disgruntled politicians could form during Xi's second term. While Chinese politicians value retirement and term limits‚ autocratic leaders are more likely to spark an elite revolt. But Xi's Strong-Man Politics strategy has many risks. It can make Xi Jinping's regime more repressive and a scapegoat. Moreover‚ the broader Chinese public has generally welcomed Xi's populism‚ even though many critics have begun to put pressure on him. Public discontent has been widely registered over a variety of social challenges and governance problems. Recent demonstrations against expired vaccines and food safety in schools touch on pre-existing frustrations about public health in China and show a growing desire for government accountability. While Xi's strategy may seem unorthodox at times‚ it has shown that he is willing to negotiate and compromise. While some of his offers to the Trump administration may not be pleasing to the Trump team‚ they reflect genuine points of attention. As a result‚ this policy shift is unlikely to change any time soon. So‚ for now‚ the best course for Xi is to play the long game.

Censorship in China

There are many ways in which citizens of China can circumvent internet censorship. They use various techniques to share information online‚ discuss political and social issues‚ and gain access to websites blocked by the Great Firewall of China. Here are some of these tactics. To prevent your comments or ideas from being censored‚ read this article. It may change the way you view censorship in China. In this article‚ I will discuss one of the more common methods used by Chinese citizens. First‚ it's important to note that Chinese companies are not required to publish their BSPs' names alongside aggregate results. This is because some Internet users worry that the regulating authorities will use this information to reward individual BSPs. Additionally‚ naming the companies involved in the censorship process would make the censorship practices more transparent and allow for a more thorough analysis. In addition‚ it is important to note that censorship practices vary by company. Second‚ the censorship policies of Chinese companies may actually help Chinese firms gain an economic edge over their foreign competitors. One professor at Tsinghua University suggested that the government may have censored the Facebook content in order to give Chinese competitors an advantage in the international market. Also‚ the government of China has been accused of double standards when attacking Google for content. In addition to Facebook‚ they banned the 2D version of the blockbuster movie Avatar from Chinese screens. However‚ the government of China is trying to limit access to information‚ particularly in the form of censored content. In 2002‚ the Chinese government issued a Public Pledge on Self-Discipline of the China Internet Industry. It also stated four principles: trustworthiness‚ patriotic observance of the law‚ and equitability. The pledge was signed by major internet companies such as Yahoo! and Alibaba.

Xi's relationship with Putin

The rift between the two world leaders has long been a source of tension‚ but the recent crackdown on dissent and the rise of the Chinese Communist Party has caused some concern. Xi has taken the lead in cracking down on Xinjiang‚ Tibet‚ and Hong Kong‚ while clamping down on human rights lawyers and activists. Now he is on track for an unprecedented third term as president of China. Xi has also taken a position in Chinese history alongside Mao‚ and demoted Deng Xiaoping‚ who played a key role in opening up China following Mao's death. While Russia is accused of wanting to re-establish the Soviet Union‚ Putin has said it was one of the biggest geopolitical disasters of the 20th century. Putin also reportedly feels nostalgic for the Soviet victory in World War II‚ but is wary of radicalism. Xi‚ on the other hand‚ believes in the Chinese revolution and believes that others should also believe in it. Neither Xi nor Putin are fanatics of Bolshevism‚ but their shared worldviews may be an unifying factor. However‚ while the relationship between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin has strained at times‚ it has grown to be an important strategic partner for both sides. Since the 2014 Ukraine uprising‚ China and Russia have cultivated closer relations than ever. China and Russia have also embraced one another‚ and their foreign policy is increasingly aligned. Putin's annexation of Crimea and the imprisonment of dissenter Alexei Navalny are just two examples of recent moves to increase cooperation between the two. Despite the rocky relationship between the two countries‚ Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin signed a series of agreements to deepen bilateral ties‚ including on trade and defense relations. The two leaders met with foreign media in Moscow‚ and shook hands firmly. The two leaders also visited a panda house in the Moscow Zoo. In addition‚ Putin and Xi met at the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.