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What China is getting wrong

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 aprile 2022

It is often said that China’s government plans decades ahead, carefully playing the long game as democracies flip-flop and dither. But in Shanghai 25m people are in a citywide lockdown, trapped in their apartments and facing food and medical shortages that not even China’s censors can cover up. The zero-covid policy is one of a trio of problems the country faces this year, alongside the war in Ukraine and a botched attempt to recast the state as a tech incubator as the economy misfires. The response to each has a common root: swagger and hubris in public, an obsession with control in private, and dubious results. For President Xi Jinping this is the year when everything has to follow the script. In the autumn he is expected to use a five-yearly congress of the Communist Party to launch a third term as its chief, in defiance of norms that he step aside after two, opening a pathway to lifelong rule. In some ways Mr Xi has triumphed. Yet look more closely and his final year as a political mortal betrays the weaknesses of his rule as well as its strengths. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-in-chief The Economist

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Where has it all gone wrong for Joe Biden?

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 novembre 2021

After a very bad week for President Joe Biden and his party, our cover looks at the hole they are in. Having received more votes than any candidate in history, Mr Biden has seen his approval ratings collapse. At this point in a first term, only Donald Trump was more unpopular. The Democrats have just lost the three top statewide offices in Virginia, which Mr Biden won by ten percentage points a year ago, and only narrowly won in New Jersey, one of their strongholds. This augurs poorly for next year’s mid-terms, when Democrats will probably lose their congressional majorities. Part of their problem is the inbuilt swing away from the incumbents, part of it the fact that Mr Biden, for all his human qualities, is not a politician blessed with the once-in-a-generation talents that his job demands. But it is also that ordinary voters are alienated by the narrow obsessions and preening presumptions of the Democrats’ left fringe. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist

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