Free Press Journal
  • Trouble brewing in Communist China

    All is not well with China. The Chinese Communist Party is the State and vice versa. What we see is absolute power exercised by President Xi Jinping, both as the Head of the State and the Party, ever since he got endorsed his term for life by the Chinese Parliament — National People’s Congress — in March 2018.

  • Tibetan students in China banned from taking part in religious activities

    Beijing: Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that students were required to sign an agreement to “not take part in any form of religious activity” during the break.

  • Much to be wary of China under mightier Xi Jinping

    The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to abolish term limits on the presidency, thereby allowing  Xi Jinping to stay on in power beyond 2023 when his second term ends, has formalised Xi in the position of the most powerful Chinese leader in modern history after Mao Zedong. In a world that has been growing increasingly apprehensive of Xi’s and China’s hegemonic tendencies, this is bound to be viewed as a scary development fraught with

  • China

    ‘Little emperors’ make way for ‘more’

    Many in India lamented in the 1970s that the government didn’t have the guts to follow China in limiting couples to a single child. Concern peaked after the end of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, her electoral defeat and the start of Morarji Desai’s Janata Party government. As Raj Narain, the man who defeated her, said when he changed traditional hospital terminology, the word “Emergency” gave him the shudders. The political class was convinced