Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Chinese President Xi Jinping responded to US President Joe Biden’s comment on the present world order as an “inflection point” and call to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships or face the consequences.


• China had Chinese style democracy said Xi Jinping
• Xi Jinping recently consolidated his position to remain a ruler for life
• Joe Biden hailed the US midterm elections as a win for US democracy

What Did Joe Biden Mean By Infection Point?

Biden was referring to a point where the world had to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships, or found the world forever changed. The comment came after Chinese President Xi Jinping consolidated his power as head of the world’s second-largest economy. His plans for becoming a ruler for life had raised concerns.

Last year, Biden asked over 100 leaders at a virtual summit, would they allow the backward slide of rights and democracy to continue unchecked. Or would they have the vision and courage to once more lead the march of human progress and human freedom forever? China termed the event divisive as it wasn’t invited to the summit.

Also, Biden hailed the US midterm elections saying that it was a win for democracy and a defeat for “election deniers” who fought for office on the false pretension that the 2020 presidential elections were stolen from Donald Trump.

What Was Xi Jinping’s Response To Biden?

Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Xi said that the so-called ‘democracy versus authoritarianism’ narrative wasn’t the defining feature of the present world, still, less did it represent the trend of the times. He further maintained that freedom, democracy, and human rights were humanity’s … Read the rest

Xi Jinping Prepares China For The Worst-Case Scenario

China has stepped up its battle preparedness amid a face-off with Indian soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Chinese Premier Xi Jinping ordered the military to be ready for the worst-case scenario without mentioning any specific threat to the country.

Chinese preparedness for battle

Recently China increased its defense budget by 6.6% to $179 billion. It is the second larges military spender after the US and its defense budget is nearly three-times that of India. But the recent increase in the defense budget is the lowest in recent years.

Power to Xi Jinping

The 66-year old leader is the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). Also, he has prospects of lifelong tenure in power. As head of two-million-strong military, he called a meeting of all country’s top military and police officials during the current parliament session in Beijing to update them about the present situation.

Battling the US

The US has increased its patrolling in the disputed South China Sea as well as the Taiwan Straits. Also, the US has alleged China of spreading coronavirus pandemic to the world. And this war of words has grown bitter in the last couple of days.

Battling India

There have been two face-offs between Chinese and India soldiers. Also, both the countries have strengthened their border presence along the LAC. And the standoff seems to be worsening day-by-day. China is facing India in Sikkim and Ladakh. But India has denied escalation of tension.

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Xi Jinping Visits Hospitals After Coronavirus Killed Over 1,000 And Infected Over 40,000 Across China

With 103 new deaths reported from the hard-hit Hubei province, the total number of fatalities due the coronavirus in China crosses the one thousand mark. According to the latest figures it is 1,011. Also, Hubei health commission confirmed 2,097 new cases in its latest update.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits hospitals

The president called for “more decisive measures” to contain the outbreak. He made this statement after meeting the medical workers and patients admitted in hospitals.

WHO sent team to China

World Health Organization sent an international expert mission under the leadership of Bruce Aylward to check China’s response to the coronavirus. Bruce had supervised the organization’s 2014-2016 response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Meanwhile WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that there had been some “concerning instances” of coronavirus infection with no travel history to China. Britain said that the coronavirus in UK had been doubled from 4 to 8. It also said that the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a “serious and imminent threat”.

The US President Donald Trump expressed his belief that the novel coronavirus would disappear with onset of summer in April. But the top health officials in the US don’t agree with this prognosis.

Novel coronavirus

The virus is considered to have come out from the market that sells wild animals. Hubei in Wuhan province is the epicentre of the virus outbreak. The first cases of viral infection started coming in December last year and today there are more than 42,200 confirmed cases across China.

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