Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked authorities to launch an health campaign in a more "targeted" way. US experts estimate another million people could die of COVID in China during 2023.
As China continues to pivot away from its zero-COVID strategy, experts say the weeks-long protests in the country may have damaged Xi Jinping's reputation, but his power remains largely unaffected.
China relies heavily on Saudi oil and is expected to sign a number of agreements with Riyadh. This is Xi's third overseas visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden intends to explore China's "red lines" and determine any conflict of interest in the meeting, an official has said. The meeting will be the first since Biden became president.
China's leader holds more power than ever before. Beijing denies having an accelerated timeline on Taiwan "reunification," but defense analysts say military preparation has been ongoing for years.
The German chancellor's trip to China has an economic emphasis but Scholz vowed not to shy away from difficult issues. There are concerns at home in Germany and abroad about the visit.
After the Communist Party's Congress, Xi Jinping is expected to become China’s President for an unprecedented third term which will be announced during the legislative sessions in March.
This week’s show is entirely dedicated to China’s Communist Party Congress, taking place this week. It’s a days-long conclave that meets once every five years and shapes the country’s leadership. This year’s congress will be particularly closely watched with President Xi Jinping expected to further cement his rule.
30 Jun 2022
It's the first time Xi has made a trip outside mainland China since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit is expected to showcase Beijing's control over Hong Kong after a political crackdown crushed dissent.
4 Feb 2022
Can Xi Jinping's China pull it off? Can happy pictures of a torch relay reduced to 72 hours and tightly cropped images of top-level competitions make the world forget about the empty seats, the Covid bubble, the artificial snow, the tight security and the pressure on sponsors over human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong?
17 Nov 2021
While talking to US President Joe Biden, China's Xi Jingping warned that attempts to control China with Taiwan were "like playing with fire."
17 May 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, stressed the role of daylily growing and processing in helping local people get rid of poverty.