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China President Xi Jinping’s balancing act over Hong Kong

  Hong Kong's summer of discontent has spilled over into fall, bringing with it tear gas, petrol bombs and widespread transport disruptions -- all the...

How China could respond to the Hong Kong protests

  The Communist Party has always been aware of the power of mass protests. Mao Zedong in 1930 famously used the traditional saying: “a single spark...

‘Red China’ redux: Pariah among nations, enemy of its people

  At this week’s G-20 meeting, Xi Jinping, like the other 15 male leaders except the Indian and Saudi representatives, will be dressed in traditional...

Joe Biden needs a lesson on China

  “I mean, you know, they are not bad folks.” Those are the words of former Vice President Joe Biden, but he was not talking...

China’s latest trade war card isn’t as strong as Beijing thinks

  Chinese President Xi Jinping's actions this week have been rich with symbolism. On Monday, he laid a wreath at a monument dedicated to the Long...

Xi Jinping causes alarm with mass student trips to the country

  An unremarkable Communist Party directive has sparked painful memories of past trauma for millions of people across China, with many drawing parallels with one...

Biden and Trump draw China’s Xi into 2020 election fray

  The Xi Jinping primary has begun. President Donald Trump and Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden are previewing a possible election duel over the world's...

Xi Jinping ‘not my President’ posters appear in universities outside China

  Chinese university students have been putting up posters criticising their government for amending the constitution to allow Xi Jinping to stay in office as...