Chinese leader Xi Jinping suffers brain aneurysm and will disapprove of new drugs, allegation reports

Chinese leader Xi Jinping suffers from brain aneurysm and wants to be treated with traditional medicine, the claim reports

  • Bloggers speculate that the Chinese prime minister has a bulging blood vessel in the brain
  • Censored social media posts suggest Xi’s ill health worsened by the Covid crisis
  • He reportedly wants treatment with traditional medicine and not major surgery
  • Xi was rushed to hospital in late 2021 with a brain haemorrhage, unverified reports claim

Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping will not go under the knife to treat a rumored brain aneurysm, reports in China say.

Bloggers suggested the Beijing leader, 68, prefers traditional medicine and will refuse brain surgery, according to posts removed by state censorship.

At the start of the pandemic, China was working to export traditional medicine to treat Covid. Xi was one of the campaign’s main advocates.

The prime minister has reportedly struggled as a spate of ultra-tight Covid lockdowns across China is stretching the country’s economy — and the government’s ability to quell dissent.

Xi Jinping (pictured at a Communist Party rally on May 10) is said to be suffering from a bulging blood vessel in his brain. Brain aneurysms tend to affect adults over the age of 40

He was said to have been rushed to hospital late last year after doctors saw a bulging blood vessel in his brain, ANI news agency reported.

Like Putin, Xi’s health has always been a closely guarded secret.

Observers addressed a crowd in Shenzhen during the first Covid wave in 2020, noting his slow speech and coughing.

During a visit to Italy in March 2019, Xi was pictured with a conspicuous limp and in need of assistance while trying to sit down.

Last week, the Politburo State Council warned the public not to revolt against lockdowns.

China’s ‘Zero Covid’ policy includes some of the world’s most draconian social distancing measures, including fences around apartment buildings and metal barriers on the streets.

Elusive Xi hosts Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an Asian leaders' summit in January 2020

Elusive Xi hosts Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an Asian leaders’ summit in January 2020

Toddlers are also reportedly separated from their parents to contain the virus.

In Shanghai, there are images on social media of workers in white hazmat suits sealing the entrances to residential blocks and closing entire streets with green metal cages.

Xi reaffirmed his commitment to a “zero-COVID” policy two weeks ago, which puts China at odds with much of the world.

While many countries are dropping restrictions and trying to live with the virus, China is keeping its international borders largely closed and closing entire cities to all but essential travel.

China’s Politburo acknowledged the economic costs of lockdowns and said efforts should be made to “minimize the epidemic’s impact on economic and social development,” the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Despite the toll on the economy and everyday life, the approach has been hailed by the Communist Party as a virtuous display of self-sacrifice under the slogan “Perseverance is victory.”

While the internet is carefully censored, the Chinese government has also struggled to contain discontent with the Zero Covid plan.

It is estimated that 180 million Chinese are in lockdown, despite relatively low infection rates.

The draconian measures in Shanghai have only been tightened, with children told to walk to school in dangerous suits and diners trapped in a restaurant after the doors were drilled shut.

Buildings where cases have been found have closed entrances, with a small opening for Covid prevention guards to pass through.

“This is so disrespectful to the rights of the people inside, who use metal barriers to enclose them like pets,” said one Weibo user.

Another video showed residents yelling at workers from balconies as they erected a fence. The workers gave in and took it with them. Other videos showed people trying to pull down fences.

“Isn’t this a fire hazard?” noted another Weibo user.

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