South Asia and Beyond

‘Xi Jinping Facing Pushback From Within The Party’

NEW DELHI: It’s not just the economy in China that is in bad shape; the polity faces uncertainties as well. First, Foreign Minister Qin Gang went missing and was subsequently removed from his post. Then came the sacking of two top generals of the rocket force that manages the country’s nuclear arsenal. And now Defence Minister Li Shangfu (one of Xi Jinping’s blue-eyed boys) is missing! What we are seeing is highly unusual, says Jayadeva Ranade, former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. Xi Jinping faces pushback from various groups within the Communist Party, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on ‘The Gist‘. Tune in for more.

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