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The Communist Party’s Obsession with Control

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The grandees of China’s Communist Party have gathered in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for their five-yearly congress.

Not a teacup will be out of place; not a whisper of protest will be audible. The Communist Party has always been obsessed with control.

But under President Xi Jinping that obsession has deepened. After three decades of opening and reform under previous leaders, China has in many ways become more closed and autocratic under Mr Xi. Surveillance has broadened. Censorship has stiffened.

Party cells flex their muscles in private firms. Preserving the party’s grip on power trumps any other consideration.

The Roots of the Communist Party’s Power

The Communist Party’s grip on power is derived from a mix of sources. The party controls the military and the police, which helps to ensure that any potential challengers to its rule are dealt with swiftly and harshly. The party also controls the media, which allows it to shape public opinion in its favor and present a positive image of the party to the outside world.

In addition, the party uses its vast financial resources to buy loyalty and support from key interest groups, such as business owners and government officials. Finally, the party relies on its vast network of party members and supporters to help it monitor and control society at large. By using all of these tools, the party is able to stay in power despite widespread public dissatisfaction with its rule.

The Communist Party’s obsession with control is nothing new; however, under President Xi Jinping, that obsession has reached new levels. After three decades of relatively open and reformist policies,

China has become more closed off and autocratic under Mr Xi. Surveillance is more widespread, censorship has increased, and party cells have greater influence over private businesses.

Preserving the party’s grip on power is now seen as more important than any other consideration. This obsession with control may eventually prove to be the party’s undoing, but for now, it remains firmly in power.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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TikTok implements stricter guidelines on weight-loss drug promotion

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TikTok is tightening its regulations on influencers who promote weight-loss drugs like Ozempic.

With over 170 million users in the US, the app aims to prevent the spread of potentially harmful content related to rapid weight loss.

Starting in May, TikTok will prohibit influencers from posting “before-and-after” photos and restrict minors from accessing weight-loss content deemed risky. The crackdown extends to any content promoting drastic weight loss methods, aiming to combat the promotion of unrealistic body standards.

However, some influencers, like Dave Knapp and Kim Carlos, criticise the move, arguing it discriminates against those with health conditions. Others fear losing their income as TikTok takes down their content, prompting concerns about the platform’s future amid potential US bans.

As TikTok enforces stricter guidelines, influencers may seek alternative platforms to share weight-loss content. Despite the popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, the crackdown reflects growing concerns about the impact of such promotions on user health.

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Game on with indie devs celebrated by Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch fans rejoice! The recent Indie World Showcase unveiled 17 new titles coming in 2024.

Including in the rundown is the adorable “Little Kitty, Big City” and explosive platformer “Anton Blast.” In other news, “Stellar Blade” confirms an uncensored release on PlayStation 5, Fallout’s TV adaptation gears up for Season 2, and Keanu Reeves joins the cast of Sonic 3 as Shadow. New releases this week include “Tales of Kenzera: Zau” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants,” while “Fallout 4” gets a next-gen update. With “Stellar Blade” topping the list, gamers have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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What are the major takeaways from day one of Trump’s trial?

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The first day of Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial that the former president broke the law and corrupted the 2016 election, while his defence lawyer said he committed no crime.

On this episode of Ticker Today – Former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial is officially underway, President Joe Biden makes cannibal claims, TikTok US ban enters the next phase and Gen Z’s are dropping degrees and picking up tools to become blue-collar workers.

Ticker’s Ahron Young and Veronica Dudo discuss.

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