China in Focus (Nov. 19): ‘Helmsman’ Title Links Xi to Mao, Says Analyst

A title not seen since China’s Cultural Revolution has reemerged. The Communist Party’s central committee dubbed leader Xi Jinping China’s “Helmsman.” It’s the same term used to describe former leader Mao Zedong. That’s amid even more praise from state media.

Another billionaire entrepreneur has been arrested in China. He’s the second in a matter of weeks.

Seven disabled elderly people nearly jumped into a river to their deaths. That’s after authorities took away their only means to make a living.

The Five Eyes alliance is criticizing China for its actions in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, China warned the five countries to be careful or risk getting “their eyes poked out.”

And Australia’s prime minister tells China: Australia “will always be” Australia. That’s after Beijing complained about Australia’s support of freedom in Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan. And about its decision to block Chinese companies from Australia’s 5G network.

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