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Trump, Putin and Xi: a year of tough-guy leaders and foolish brinkmanship

Trump, Putin and Xi: a year of tough-guy leaders and foolish brinkmanship

A look back at 12 months of spreading authoritarianism and huge egos the world over, with Beijing and Moscow making the most of weak and volatile US leadership It was the year of the hard man – the
Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight years for subversion

Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight years for subversion

Wu Gan found guilty after being detained for two years, while fellow activist Xie Yang escaped jail after pleading guiltyA prominent Chinese human rights activist has been jailed eight years in jail

The memes distracting China in 2017 reflected deep anxieties about haves and have-nots

In 2017, the world saw a China more eager to take its place as a global leader, with president Xi Jinping heralding the importance of…

The 18 photos that encapsulate Trump’s first year as president

As the first year of Donald Trump’s unorthodox, tumultuous presidency draws to a close, there are some moments that will be etched into our memories…
For China, Debt Disaster Lurks in the Shadows

For China, Debt Disaster Lurks in the Shadows

Analysts with the proper degree of skepticism about China’s boasts of soaring economic power note that official reports from the Communist regime cannot be trusted. Another, less widely understood
The five philosophers who will shape global politics in 2018

The five philosophers who will shape global politics in 2018

Philosophy skeptics have a tendency to sniffingly dismiss the field as useless. “What’s the point?” they ask, shrugging at the greatest ideas in human history.…
Chinese State Media: Trump North Korea Attack ‘Absurd,’ ‘Really Stupid’

Chinese State Media: Trump North Korea Attack ‘Absurd,’ ‘Really Stupid’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry asserted that its efforts to contain North Korea are "earnest and serious," while Chinese state media called President Donald Trump's accusations of illicit oil trade with
Xi Jinping in New Year’s Eve Speech: China Is ‘Keeper of International Order’

Xi Jinping in New Year’s Eve Speech: China Is ‘Keeper of International Order’

Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping assured listeners in his New Year's Eve speech that "China has something to say" on international issues in 2018, promising that under his regime, Beijing will be a
Democracy Advocates March in Hong Kong

Democracy Advocates March in Hong Kong

Demonstrators taking part in a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Monday.
Chinese State Media: Millennial-Oriented Communist Propaganda Failing for ‘Zen Generation’

Chinese State Media: Millennial-Oriented Communist Propaganda Failing for ‘Zen Generation’

China's government-run newspaper Global Times complained in a piece published Tuesday that millennials of the "Zen generation" are "indifferent" to communism, a sign that Xi Jinping's efforts to

These are the two books that are helping Xi Jinping understand AI

China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. He peppers his speeches with quotes from his favorite writers, including Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Paulo…
Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China's military might

Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China's military might

President tells armed forces to be ‘capable of combat and sure to win’ in move designed to bolster his political standing Xi Jinping has reaffirmed his status as China’s most dominant leader since
Chinese army puts on show of military might for Xi Jinping – video

Chinese army puts on show of military might for Xi Jinping – video

China’s president addresses 7,000 service personnel as the country starts a fresh round of training in Hebei province, just outside Beijing. Xi stressed the importance of real-combat training and
Tibetan Businessman Battles Separatism Charges in Chinese Court

Tibetan Businessman Battles Separatism Charges in Chinese Court

Mr. Tashi’s relatives outside the courthouse in Yushu after the trial ended on Thursday. The judge in the case said the verdict would be announced at a later, unspecified, date.
China: Xi Jinping Presides over Another Massive Military Exercise

China: Xi Jinping Presides over Another Massive Military Exercise

China has begun another large-scale military exercise presided over by President Xi Jinping, the state propaganda outlet Global Times has revealed.
Lady in red? Trump told to see China president as woman to help pronounce name

Lady in red? Trump told to see China president as woman to help pronounce name

Advisers thought this might ensure Trump pronounced Xi Jinping’s surname as ‘shee’, according to Michael Wolff’s bookAs Donald Trump pondered ways to revolutionise perhaps the world’s most crucial and
China cries ‘Wolf!’ Should Hollywood worry?

China cries ‘Wolf!’ Should Hollywood worry?

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From shacks to des res: one village’s great leap in China’s march to the future

From shacks to des res: one village’s great leap in China’s march to the future

Running water, L-shaped sofas and flatscreen TVs are gracing new homes for some of the beneficiaries of Xi Jinping’s war on povertyXiao Ercha lives in a tumbledown shanty beside a pigsty, thousands of
China to move millions of people from homes in anti-poverty drive

China to move millions of people from homes in anti-poverty drive

Mass relocation from remote rural villages is part of Xi Jinping’s goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020Xiao Ercha lives in a tumbledown shanty beside a pigsty, thousands of kilometres and a