• 18 August, 2022
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When Beijing Was Burning Xi was Playing Personal Games

A great fire destroyed Rome for six days in the summer of AD 64. Famous Roman historian of that time, Tacitus, recorded that 70 percent of the city was destroyed…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

The Pelosi Visit to Taiwan: Why All the Tension?

It happened all of a sudden. A visit to Taiwan by US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was known to be on the cards around this time.…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Islam in China must be Chinese in orientation: President Xi Jinping

Beijing, Jul 16 (PTI) President Xi Jinping has asked officials to step up efforts to uphold the principle that Islam in China must be Chinese in orientation and religions in the…

Double Standards with Chinese Characteristics

June 15 is a special day in the Middle Kingdom; it is the birthday of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of China. In 2020, probably wanting to please…

By Claude Arpi

Taiwan says China is too busy with party congress to raise tensions now

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China is too busy with ensuring stability for a key Communist Party congress at the end of the year where President Xi Jinping will likely get a…

Success or Failure: Beijing Winter Olympics Is Bad News for the World

Fourteen years ago, China conducted the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The games were a success, and the biggest beneficiary was Xi Jinping. He was Vice President of China and…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Ghost of Galwan Returns to Haunt China

The Ghost of Galwan returned to haunt China and the People's Liberation Army (PLA), just as China prepared to showcase the controversial opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2022 at…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Xi Jinping’s Record Promotion of Generals – Loyalty or Insecurity?

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, promoted seven officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to the rank of General on January 21,…

By Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

Beijing punishes local officials for handling of deadly Henan floods

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has punished almost 100 officials and company managers for dereliction of duty around catastrophic floods that hit Henan province and killed hundreds of people last July,…

China Is Preparing For The Next Pandemic, Are We ?

A hypothetical scenario: The year is 2030. It’s been five years since you or your family members have stepped outside your home. It’s too dangerous out there. This pandemic is…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India’s Offensive Against China Should Be in the Grey Zone

Grey zone is not a fixed concept but a hypothetical place between peace and war. Until now grey zone activities were generally restricted to psychological warfare, subversion of political systems,…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Factional Infighting in Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) often comes across as a homogenous group to those studying China. This united front, however, is a carefully cultivated image that the CCP portrays –…

By Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury