Translation: To save the nation from peril, the Chinese people put up a courageous fight. As noble-minded patriots sought to pull the nation together, the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Movement, the Reform Movement of 1898, the Yihetuan Movement, and the Revolution of 1911 rose one after the other, and a variety of plans were devised to ensure national survival, but all of these ended in failure (Nikkei Asia).
On July 6, 2021 Xi Jinping delivered a keynote address at the CPC and World Political Parties Summit.
The purpose of this virtual summit, according to Guo Yezhou (郭业洲), vice minister of the International Department, was to help the international community "更快地适应中国的崛起" and for Beijing to gain more "理解、支持和陪伴".
In the speech, Xi urged political parties worldwide to oppose any country that engages in "technology blockades" ( 技术封锁). There are some key messages here that you can expect to hear repeated and emphasized over coming months.
This short, recent opinion piece on 环球网 gives a clear take on Beijing's motivations regarding its crackdown on Didi, IPOs, and other internet companies.
Credit goes to @kendraschaefer for sharing this article and translating the key quotes in her thread:
"Tech companies have been in an era of "barbaric growth": "The so-called end of the barbaric era means that in addition to laying down systematic rules, the rules needs to be truly implemented to maintain healthy [market] order."
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