Unverified rumors claim that Xi Jinping is suffering from a deadly brain aneurysm.
Jinping reportedly also faces a coup attempt over China’s totalitarian lockdowns, but it’s impossible to trust reports surfacing from China.
The Sun reported that the news agency ANI claimed Jinping suffered the “cerebral aneurysm” at the end of 2021.
The Chinese president, 68, reportedly wanted to be treated with traditional medicine rather than undergo major surgery after he was rushed to hospital.
According to news agency ANI, Xi suffered the “cerebral aneurysm” at the end of 2021.
Rumours about the state of Xi’s health have been swirling for years, with fresh speculation sparked by his unexplained absence from the Beijing Winter Olympics.
In March 2019, during a visit to Italy and France, Xi was spotted with a noticeable limp and needing help while trying to sit down.
And addressing the public in Shenzhen in October 2020 – at the height of the Covid pandemic – observers noted his slow speech and coughing.
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Some outlets are reporting President Xi suffered a brain aneurysm. Others float vague stories about a CCP coup that will result in Xi not being reinstated as president at the next CCP meeting.
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From The Economic Times:
Chinese social media is buzzing with speculations that President Xi Jinping might step down from his position following the mismanagement of the stringent Covid-19 lockdowns accompanied by the economic slump in the country.
The rising rumours about Xi Jinping stepping down started after a meeting of the party politburo standing committee, which is the collective leadership group that rules China. Further, a video made by a Canadian-based blogger was doing the rounds on social media before China censored it.
According to the blogger, until a major party meeting was organized in the latter part of the year, Xi Jinping would be forced to step aside from the Chinese Communist Party. The current Premier Li Keqiang will be assuming the place on Jinping’s behalf to take over daily management of the party and government.
To curb the spread of the Covid 19 virus, the Chinese President ordered to “resolutely fight” those who try to question the strict zero-Covid policy. However, extensive lockdowns have hampered businesses across the country. As per a senior Chinese official, “the pandemic is a ‘stumbling block’ for economic and social development.”
In another press conference, Han Wenxiu, the Deputy Director at the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee office for financial and economic affairs had spoken that the pandemic should be contained with scientific precision, by stabilizing the economy, and keeping the country’s development secure, instead of targeting only one aspect.
Again, all these reports remain unverified for right now.