When Chinese leader Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, he revealed a far-reaching vision for The country’s “major revival” is a “dream” of making China powerful and prosperous.
Ten years later, Xi changed China. How Xi changed China He has united the country as a force on the world stage with a wide economic footprint. modern military and increased technological capabilities.
But China has become a more restricted place for its citizens. with the rapid suppression of dissidents widespread surveillance and increased social control This is even more pronounced under the color’s expensive and isolated COVID-free policy.
With the Communist Party of China in the midst of a five-year leadership change, CNN looks back on a decade of China’s massive transformation that marked the start of the country’s next chapter, as Xi, the most powerful leader in decades. step in Third term that breaks the expected norm.
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Xi has also built a cult of personality around him as the “core” of the party and strengthening its role in all areas of life.
Belt and Road Initiative
Chinese authorities have invested money at AidData, a US research lab. It is projected to average $85 billion a year in infrastructure financing from Southeast Asia to Latin America under Xi’s flagship program, although risky lending has been criticized.
Beijing is resolute in its territorial claims, such as an armed island in the South China Sea. clash with India at the Himalayan border stirs up tensions with Japan over uninhabited islands and adding rhetoric about their claims against Taiwan.
Beijing supports a new kind of diplomat: fighting, insisting and ready to whip. Either in the United Nations or on social media. to protect the color policy
Xi pledged that China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, would be carbon neutral by 2060 and stop building coal power plants overseas. Although transparency is still limited
closer to Russia
Beijing and Moscow have tightened. Their “strategic partner” over the past few years. It comes closer to sequential tensions with the West and personal ties between Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Rural residents are not below standards. China’s “true poverty” since 2012.
Internet users in China as of June 2022, up from 564 million in 2012.
kilometers (about 20,000 miles) added to China’s high-speed rail network since late 2012
Estimated market value loss for Chinese companies worldwide at the peak of China’s crackdown on NGOs in 2021.
Source: China State Council Information Office China Internet Network Information Center Xinhua News Agency and Goldman Sachs.
The rights group stated that More than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities are held in detention. According to the rights group report where torture and sexual harassment were reported. China said it had demolished the zero. But investigators said some of the detainees were transferred to prisons.
Extensive video surveillance system police checkpoint Biometric data collection and digital monitoring in Xinjiang all cited in the United Nations report. It is believed to allow local authorities to track and target the Muslim minority.
Authorities have cracked down on the Uighurs and the cultural identity of other ethnic groups. including limiting religious practices human rights group said Researchers have also documented the destruction of religious sites such as mosques and cemeteries.
Mass detention and other controls that restricts movement in and out of the region As a result, the family had to be separated from him for many years. Forced vasectomy and contraception have also been reported.
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People were arrested under national security law as of June, 124 people and five companies were prosecuted.
People have been arrested for participating in the 2019 protests, with 2,804 prosecuted.
Source: Hong Kong Security Agency.