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Premiership Conundrum in China Amidst Protests & Party Crisis

The protests have spread to over 25 cities and over 80 universities, totaling over 50 since the last week of November when nearly a dozen residents were charred to death at Urumqi in Xinjiang in a locked-down high-rise building that caught fire. China witnessed “mass incidents” periodically after the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. According to official estimates, over 5500 such incidents were reported in 1991, rising continuously to over 87,000 in 2005 and to 1,80,000 in 2010. However, China’s Premier has discontinued providing such statistics anymore.

Zero-COVID Unrest Exposes Chinese Model of Governance

There has been growing anger in China over a lack of receptivity to concerns being expressed by ordinary citizens about President Xi Jinping’s strict ‘zero covid’ policy. But after ten people were killed when a block of flats in the north-western city of Urumqi in Xinjiang province caught fire last week, this anger has come out into the open with protests in major Chinese cities from Shanghai and Beijing to Xinjiang and Tibet.

India’s Macroeconomic Resilience amidst Global Fragility: Facts, Factors and Forecasts

Under the series, The State of the Economy – #EconDialogue, Center for the Study of Finance and Economics (CSFE), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi organized #WebPolicyTalk, a distinguished lecture on the topic India’s Macroeconomic Resilience amidst Global Fragility: Facts, Factors and Forecasts, by Dr Deepak Mishra on August 24, 2022. Dr Deepak Mishra is the Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. The session was chaired by Dr Rafiq Dossani, Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, a Senior Economist and the Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School.

India: Growth Prospects after COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted heavy economic costs across the world with countries reeling under recession. Certain structural reforms such as the national monetization pipeline, national infrastructure pipeline, production linked incentive schemes, PM Garib Kalyan Package, Atmnirbhar Bharat among others have helped mitigate the effects. To evaluate the way forward for a long term economic expansion, we have gathered for a talk under the series The State of the Economy – #EconDialogue on the topic India: Growth Prospects after COVID. This deliberation is being organized by the IMPRI Center for the Study of Finance and Economics, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi.