Tag: Xi Jinping
‘Emperor Xi’ and the great Chinese power grab
Should we be worried about Xi Jinping? The Chinese president is abolishing term limits, potentially making him leader-for-life. But to some, this is a comforting sign of stability.
China assumes climate mantle as USA falters
As the USA pulls out of the Paris climate accord, China has signalled its intention to lead the fight against climate change. A geopolitical shift is taking place. Should we welcome it?
China’s $900bn plan to rebuild the Silk Road
President Xi Jinping has unveiled plans for the “project of the century” — building a modern-day Silk Road that will create trade routes through Europe, Asia and Africa. What will this mean?
Trump meets Xi: China’s trade role under fire
The US president has met his Chinese counterpart in Florida, after criticising the country over its trade policies. Is China’s dominance of global manufacturing good for the world?
2016 in review: authoritarians rule the roost
It was a bloody weekend in the final month of a turbulent year. Deadly bombs exploded in Cairo, Istanbul, Palmyra and Aleppo. Was this the year that democracy itself came under threat?
Royal welcome for ‘cave-dwelling’ President Xi
China’s enigmatic President Xi has been welcomed to Britain this week with every honour. Born a darling of the Communist party, his formative years were spent in a remote farming village.
China’s elite rocked by corruption crackdown
To reform the Communist Party, China’s president has launched the country’s largest ever anti-corruption campaign. But is it more about securing power rather than delivering justice?
World power shifts as US and China finish talks
This year the GDP of emerging economies will outstrip that of the advanced. As the leaders of each bloc’s greatest powers meet, will the new balance of power lead to wealth or war?
Pope and President: leaders of 30% of humanity
A new Pope has been elected in the Vatican. At the same time, a new President has been put at the head of the Chinese government. The two men have more in common than it might seem.
Chinese journalists strike over censorship
Staff at a newspaper have rebelled against propaganda officials rewriting editorials: does the confrontation offer clues about whether China will open up under new leader Xi Jinping?
China at crossroads as new leaders are unveiled
In a quiet and sober ceremony, the seven men who will lead the world’s most populous country have been revealed. These may be the most powerful people in the world. But what do they want?
China chooses leader in shadow of Obama’s win
After the showdown of the US elections, China is choosing its next president. At a secretive conference, Xi Jinping will almost certainly be named as the next leader – but who is he?
China’s next leader in mysterious vanishing
As Asia’s preeminent power gets ready to welcome its ruling Communist Party’s new leader, he has suddenly disappeared from public view – the latest disruption to a vital handover.