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Nationwide Protests in China See Unprecedented Levels of Backlash Against President Xi JinPing

Nationwide Protests in China See Unprecedented Levels of Backlash Against President Xi JinPing

In response to Xi Jinping’s strict zero-tolerance Covid policies, unprecedented protests have erupted across China’s big cities. One labor scholar from Cornell explains that “for three years,” Chinese people have “seen a level of lockdown that is simply inconceivable.” Although the policies were harsh at the beginning of the pandemic, the benefits to Chinese society were clear. Throughout the pandemic, China reported far fewer cases of covid than the United States. To put in perspective just how few, the United States, a country of 332 million people, reported 1.1 million civilian deaths due to covid. In contrast, the People’s Republic of China, which has a population of 1.4 billion, reported 5,000 covid related deaths.

Biden To Speak with Xi on Thursday as US-China Ties Worsen

Biden To Speak with Xi on Thursday as US-China Ties Worsen

President Joe Biden is set to speak with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday this week amid fresh tensions over Ukraine, Taiwan, and the microchip shortage following the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the first time the two presidents will converse since March as our diplomatic ties seem to be at a historic low point as tensions rise awaiting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plans to visit Taiwan in early August.

Blinken Says that the US Will Punish China if they Provide Military Aid to Russia

Blinken Says that the US Will Punish China if they Provide Military Aid to Russia

At a news conference in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the US will punish China’s leader President Xi Jinping if they provide military aid to Russia. Because of China’s diplomatic ties to President Vladimir V. Putin, Mr. Blinken believes its President Xi’s responsibility to convince Putin to end their hostile attacks against Ukraine.

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