Ashima Singh

Ashima Singh

Opinions/Stories

Chinese vignettes | China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID policy’: Do not distort, doubt, or deny it, warns Xi

As Covid continues to wreak havoc in China, Communist President Xi Jinping sends a warning to doubters to "unswervingly adhere to the general policy of 'dynamic zero-Covid.'

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Chinese vignettes | As COVID-19 reaches the capital, China is focused on reviving its economy

After Shanghai, Beijing is now doubling down on mass testing while the Xi Jinping government is rolling out packages to revive China’s economy slowed down by Covid-induced lockdown. 

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Chinese vignettes | Covid-19 continues to rock Shanghai as it reports 138 deaths this week

Covid continues to rock Shanghai and frustration mounts among locked-down residents as the city reports over 130 Covid deaths as the city enters week four of lockdown. On Monday, Covid reached…

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Chinese vignettes | Covid cases are soaring in China, so is its inflation

Covid Cases in Shanghai are setting new records, supply lines are rupturing, and officials are scrambling to cope with the cases and security necessities. While lockdown in certain areas has been…

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Chinese vignettes | Beijing’s unwavering commitment to its zero-Covid policy is only hurting China

China’s financial capital Shanghai started an eight-day lockdown. It has been two weeks, and it still continues to be under one, with no end in sight. Citizens are overwhelmed. Those who once…

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Chinese vignettes | China is steadily making gains overseas. At home, it struggles to fight Covid

China is steadily increasing its ties and presence overseas, however, back home, Xi’s zero-Covid strategy is being challenged as the country struggles to contain its worst outbreak since Wuhan in…

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Chinese vignettes | Woes continue in  China as it comes to reality with a fatal plane crash

Many Chinese citizens are still coming to terms with the horrific plane crash on Monday. In the international arena, while the West continues to accuse China of helping Russia in their invasion of…

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Chinese vignettes | China's two battles: To avoid Western sanctions & surging COVID-19 cases

2022 was supposed to be a big year for Chinese President Xi Jinping as he is expected to step into a third term at the end of his 10-year tenure this year. Instead, he is dealing with a war, and…

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Chinese Vignettes—China, India should be partners, not rivals, says Chinese FM

On Monday, during a press conference, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the two neighbours, who have been at odds, should be 'partners of mutual success, instead of adversaries of mutual…

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As the opening ceremony kicked off the Winter Olympics, China ticked 'almost' all the boxes 

On February 4, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics open, saying, "Kaimu" (opening). Many carefully planted political references were sprinkled throughout the…

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Is China’s clout among its allies dimming?

With the 2022 Beijing Olympics around the corner, a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine and a flurry of missile tests from North Korea, allies Putin and Kim, may cast a shadow over Xi’s moment of…

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