Xi Jinping

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  arriving with his wife Ri Sol-ju  at a train station in Beijing this week. Photograph: North Korean Central News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un broke with practice in bringing his wife Ri Sol-ju on his first diplomatic outing to China, delighting many Chinese wh(...)

 Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping, as he paid an unofficial visit to Beijing in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

China and North Korea hailed their close friendship after Kim Jong-un chose Beijing for his first foreign trip since he came to power in 2011, with t(...)

Delegates listen to China’s president Xi Jinping  on a large screen during the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. The talking-shop parliament enshrined Xi as president without term limits. Photograph: Getty images

As they have done for nearly seven decades, delegates at the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing will now head back (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping has cracked down on civil society in China in recent years. File photograph: Wu Hong/ EPA

Nearly 4,000 delegates gathered for China’s ceremonial parliament are set to give hefty backing on Sunday to a plan to remove term limits on the presi(...)

A Chinese employee sorts hot red steel at a steel plant in Zouping in China’s eastern Shandong province. China’s government is targeting growth of about 6.5 per cent this year but is wary of looming trade conflicts with the US. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s government is targeting growth of around 6.5 per cent this year, the same level as in 2017, while stepping up efforts to reduce debt and other(...)

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People. President Xi Jinping will swear an oath to uphold China’s constitution. But first, he will remake it in his own image, legally formalising his almost limitless mandate. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

The red flags are flying outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, soldiers stand guard along the Avenue of Eternal Peace, and thousands of del(...)

Chinese censors briefly banned the letter ‘N’ from the internet this week. File photograph: Getty Images

It is the 14th letter in the English alphabet and, in Scrabble, the springboard for more than 600 eight-letter words. But for the Communist party of (...)

China’s President Xi Jinping inspecting People’s Liberation Army soldiers at a barracks in Hong Kong in June 2017. Photograph: Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images

Domestically produced aircraft carriers, new stealth warplanes and improved rocket capabilities are among the military highlights that look set to do(...)

Posters of Chinese president Xi Jinping and late communist leader Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images
China's president in perpetuity

These are momentous days in Beijing, where President Xi Jinping is rapidly consolidating his power and dismantling a system of leadership Chinese lead(...)

People walk past a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

A move by China’s ruling Communist Party to allow President Xi Jinping to retain power indefinitely has sparked concern on social media, with the gov(...)

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