China's rapid urbanisation in the last four decades has depended on migrant labour.
The collapse of China's civil society has been a long process riddled with obstacles for activists.
The CPC is all set to hold its once-in-a-five-year Congress on October 16 in which 69-year-old Xi is widely expected to get endorsement for a record third-term.
The proposed 170 km railway is part of China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative. Once built, it will connect the Kerung Gyrong in southern Tibet.
Perhaps only the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II could compare to the pomp and ceremony that will accompany this congress in Beijing, with the weeklong conclave commencing on 16 October.
India and China want to end the Ukraine war before Russia suffers an ignominious defeat. It may have more severe implications for both countries than the harm done by the war.
Putin vowed to press his attack on Ukraine despite recent military setbacks but also had to address concerns over the drawn-out conflict voiced by India and China.
The prime minister said India today is one of the most affordable destinations for medical and wellness tourism in the world.
Russian president Vladimir Putin - who is set to hold a bilateral meeting with PM Modi later in the day - also conveyed a congratulatory message to India for assuming the presidency.
The summit is also being attended by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and leaders of several central Asian countries.
The meeting was part of Xi's first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic and for Putin a chance to show Russia has not been fully isolated despite Western efforts.
The sudden announcement of Xi's participation in the SCO summit, shedding his covid concerns has created a buzz. On Wednesday, Xi for the first time in over two years flew out of China.
Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend a leaders' summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Uzbekistan, where he is expected to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The SCO was formed in 2001, to promote political, economic and security cooperation among its members.
From Kazakhstan, Xi would travel to the neighbouring Uzbekistan where the SCO summit is scheduled to be held on September 15-16.
India and Russia have strong bilateral relations, despite the sanctions against the latter. India has not criticised Russia for the conflict in Ukraine.
On Wednesday Russia's ambassador to China said that Putin and Xi would meet at the summit, in what will be the Chinese leader's first trip abroad since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
The two leaders will meet at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, held in the Uzbek city of Samarkand on September 15-16.
If a direct confrontation with the US is not desirable due to uncertain outcomes, the one way China perceives that it can indirectly dent US confidence is by targeting its allies.
Makers of solar power equipment in Sichuan including Tongwei Solar Co. Ltd. and GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. said they received notices to ration power.