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China’s Xi Jinping gets set to take on a third term in office

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China’s Xi Jinping is about to begin his third term as leader of the nation as his CCP meets for its leadership reshuffle

It’s a move that will cement his place as one of China’s most powerful ruler in decades.

The National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held every five years. It is at this event that new leaders are chosen and party policies are set.

The NCCPC typically sees a streamlined transfer of power from one leader to another.

However, China’s Xi Jinping is expected to break with this precedent when he takes on his third term. Marking a new era of strongman rule and political domination.

This move has implications for the rest of the world, given China’s growing influence on the global stage.

This year’s congress is also particularly significant given the great change the country is facing. This includes mounting economic challenges, as well as growing social unrest.

One of the key questions on people’s minds is what this all means for Taiwan. Of course, China sees the nation as a breakaway province.

The island has been ramping up its defences in recent years. There are concerns that Xi’s third term could see a more aggressive stance from Beijing when it comes to reunifying.

Taiwan is a key ally of the United States, and any move by China to assert its control over the island would be sure to raise tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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U.S. supports right to peaceful protests in China over COVID restrictions

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On Monday the White House stopped short of criticizing Beijing as protests erupt

 

Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-Covid policy.

The unrest came as news spread that those infections surged, which prompted more local Covid controls.

After nearly three years of strict controls, the youth unemployment has climbed to nearly 20%.

The White House and U.S. State Department expressed disagreement with China’s zero-Covid policy and support for the ongoing protests across the country.

“Our message to peaceful protestors around the world is the same and consistent, said National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby.

“People should be allowed to the right to assemble and to peacefully protest policies or laws or dictates that they take issue with.”

In Shanghai, the nation’s largest city, there were clashes with police over the weekend and in the capital city Beijing protest are flaring now in response to the strictest lockdowns inside China this includes peaceful student protest at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.

All this a first during President Xi Jinping near decade-long tenure.

As the holiday season is underway, there are growing concerns about the impact these protests might have on the global supply chain.

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Porn floods Twitter “China” search

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Twitter users have been finding it hard to search for information on the social media platform due to an explosion of pornographic spam.

While thousands of protests against extended lockdowns, a digital bot army has roared into action on Twitter, with long-dormant Chinese language accounts suddenly tweeting links to escort services and other adult content.

Anyone trying to track the spontaneous protest movement on Twitter complained about the deluge of spam pornographic content making flooding the search for information.

The China protests come at a time when Twitter’s content and moderation teams have been pared back drastically following Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the social media giant.

Twitter, along with other international social media services like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, is blocked by Beijing’s internet censors within Mainland China.

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Biden silence on China protests

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As citizens across China revolt against the country’s “zero Covid” policy, the White House issued a statement about the growing protests.

“‘We’ve long said everyone has the right to peacefully protest, in the United States and around the world,’ a White House National Security Council spokesperson said in a statement.

‘This includes in the [People’s Republic of China.]’

“‘Zero COVID is not a policy we are pursuing here,’ the spokesperson said.

‘And as we’ve said, we think it’s going to be very difficult for the People’s Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero COVID strategy.’”

Commentators have noted that the statement came from the White House, and not President Biden himself.

Demonstrators are calling on President Joe Biden to take a stance and publicly support their cause.

The protests have continued despite numerous attempts by the Chinese government to quell them.

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