Xi Jinping

What Xi wants in Europe

11 May 2024 9:00 am

On a quiet street in Belgrade, a bronze statue of Confucius stands in front of a perforated white block, the…

The Xi files: how China spies

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Most states spy. In principle there’s nothing to stop them. But China’s demand for intelligence on the rest of the…

Xi Jinping is acting like Stalin

30 April 2023 3:37 am

The General Secretary of China’s Communist Party is a different kind of leader. Now in his third five-year term, Xi…

After his trip to Moscow, Xi Jinping still holds all the cards

22 March 2023 10:26 pm

After his arrival in Moscow on Monday, President Xi Jinping said that China is ready, along with Russia, ‘to stand…

Xi’s nuclear warnings are a coup for Scholz

5 November 2022 4:09 am

Checks and balances on Vladimir Putin don’t come from inside Russia. The people around him supported forced mobilisation, pushed his…

The US knows the main threat is China

22 October 2022 4:00 pm

China’s President Xi Jinping opened the CCP’s 20th party congress by doubling down on four key issues: no let up…

Joe Biden has jolted China

17 October 2022 6:45 pm

The chip war between China and America is heating up, with an increasingly assertive Joe Biden battling with Xi Jinping as…

How long will Xi Jinping rule China?

12 June 2022 7:52 pm

For some time now it has been assumed that in November the National Congress will rubber stamp Xi Jinping’s continued…

Is Xi Jinping losing his grip on power?

28 May 2022 4:00 pm

The Beijing political rumour-mill has gone into overdrive in recent weeks, seizing upon every nuance and reading between every line…

Is China's zero Covid game up?

16 March 2022 5:31 am

Omicron has broken through China’s Covid wall. On Tuesday, the country saw a record-high of more than 5,000 cases, the…

Unmasking 'panda diplomacy'

23 February 2022 5:39 am

The star of the Beijing Winter Olympics wasn’t an athlete: it was Bing Dwen Dwen, the spacesuit-clad panda mascot. It…

Is an anti-Xi resistance emerging?

22 February 2022 2:22 am

From the 1980s to 2017, at least every five years, China’s National Party Congress would be a moment of intriguing…

China breaks new records in the Surveillance Olympics

9 February 2022 2:26 am

Never before have the participants in a major sporting event been so closely monitored as in this Winter Olympics in…

China could be more dangerous than ever in 2022

31 December 2021 10:43 pm

Twenty twenty-two is the year that Xi Jinping plans to seize power for life, but it is not going according to…

The rise and fall of Jack Ma

28 October 2021 8:30 am

Jack Ma used to give rock star performances for his employees at Alibaba, Asia’s biggest online commerce company. He once…

Xi threatens Taiwan because he's weak

5 October 2021 7:55 am

Over the weekend, China sent waves of warplanes racing towards Taiwan in numbers not seen before, forcing the democratic self-ruled…

How China’s economic revolution created billionaires overnight

18 September 2021 9:00 am

In the winter of 1992, the retired octogenarian Deng Xiaoping toured China’s southern coasts. From there he gave a spirited…

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ is taking over China’s classrooms

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ took over China’s classrooms

Did Chinese fentanyl kill Michael K. Williams?

8 September 2021 8:30 pm

Did Chinese-manufactured fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, kill Michael Kenneth Williams, the man who played ‘Omar’ in The Wire? Within minutes…

What kind of empire is China building?

4 August 2021 11:58 pm

As Britain’s small fleet, headed by HMS Queen Elizabeth, cruises towards the South China Sea, there remains a question over…

The man behind Xi Jinping

27 July 2021 4:05 pm

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, over a billion copies of Mao’s Little Red Book were distributed across the…

Prepare for China's nationalist turn

4 June 2021 1:17 am

In recent days, it has been striking how many people in Westminster and Whitehall now think the lab leak theory…

What China wants from Britain

9 April 2021 5:00 pm

What are we to do about China? To turn a phrase beloved by the Chinese Communist party (CCP) on its…

The fightback: it’s time for the West to take on China

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Western democracies must unite against China’s economic bullying

China vs America: the struggle for south-east Asia

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Can Biden’s America contain China?