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Xi Jinping Rises to ‘Chairman of Everything’ Plunging Party’s Future into Uncertainty

Xi Jinping Rises to 'Chairman of Everything' Plunging Party's Future into Uncertainty
The 20th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress will go down in history for consecrating unprecedented centralisation of powers in the hands of Xi Jinping, demolishing several political factions within the CCP to make way for Xi’s spectacular consolidation which provides no clear identification of the sixth generation of leadership. While the emergent picture provides much elbow room for Xi to pursue his goals, the CCP also enters an unchartered course.

Is the Recession Forecast of the IMF Inevitable?

Is the Recession Forecast of the IMF Inevitable?
The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) attributes slowing growth to three reasons: the war in Ukraine, inflation that induces the world’s central banks to raise policy rates, and supply disruptions in a China still obsessed with Zero Covid.

China’s 20th Party Congress: An Enigma

China's 20th Party Congress: An Enigma
As the 20th Communist Party of China congress unfolds October 16-22, there’ll be global scrutiny of the official reports, political gestures and statements made there. Much of this process is shrouded in mystery and intrigue, but it has consequences for the world.

Village Secretariats of Andhra: A Decentralised Scheme Implementation Model

In the 1980s, Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, had said that for every rupee targeted towards welfare and poverty alleviation only a fraction, 15 paise, reached the intended beneficiary. Although, with the wider penetration of Aadhaar-linked bank accounts, the reach of direct benefit schemes has increased, the gap is still high. The problem starts from the lack of awareness of different schemes, cumbersome procedures and documentation, and corruption.