XI faces criticism both domestically and internationally: Report

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Washington: According to The Washington Post, President Xi Jinping’s policies in China have made the nation immensely unpopular at home and abroad.

The slowing Chinese economy is making life difficult for both the country’s citizens and President. The country’s population is ageing and declining, which is putting pressure on the labour force. The administration stopped providing the pertinent data this summer due to the youth employment reaching such startling levels.

China gave Xi the opportunity to become its leader in 2008, and he guided the country towards becoming one of the world’s economic engines. However, the current state of affairs is just painting a different picture. One that is evident in both the macroeconomic data and the younger generation’s declining optimism after only seeing boom times.

China still hasn’t fully recovered from the pandemic’s severe lockdowns, and now the inflated real estate market is making things even worse, according to The Washington Post.

It may be argued that the issue is getting worse because of Xi’s increasingly tightening authoritarian hold over almost all aspects of Chinese life. “The government’s pursuit of total control has set the country on a path of slower growth and created multiplying pockets of dissatisfaction,” observed Ian Johnson, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime China observer.

China’s overseas relations are being impacted by its policy. During a recent visit to China, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo issued a warning that the current climate of uncertainty, which is also being fueled by the Chinese government’s aggressive actions against foreign companies, is making China “un-investable” in the eyes of American investors.

According to Naomi Wilson, vice president of policy, Asia and global trade of the Information Technology Industry Council, “China needs to recognise that they can no longer rely on the sheer mass of their market to attract that type of foreign investment,” The Washington Post said.

Even Chinese businesses have made attempts to relocate abroad, she continued.

The majority of people around the world, even those middle-income nations outside of the West, hold unfavourable opinions of China’s influence in international affairs, according to recent studies of public opinion. Because of its concern over China’s growing confrontational actions, the United States has slowly developed a web of alliances and partnerships with China’s neighbours in Asia.

Chinese authorities object to the suggestion that their country poses a threat to stability and order rather than what they perceive to be the overbearing US hegemon. Beijing, however, seems unable to stop, according to The Washington Post.

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