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At the annual parliamentary meet, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced he would focus on developing security. He also announced an economic growth target of 5%, the lowest in decades.
China and Russia announced a visit to Moscow by President Xi Jinping next week. Beijing, a longtime Moscow ally, seeks a peace mediator role over the war in Ukraine.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping begins his three-day trip to Moscow on Monday, all eyes are on how China positions itself in the ongoing war and experts describe the trip as “extremely delicate” for the Chinese President.
Some of the largest ministries will see their current heads stay on, signaling a cautionary stance in the face of economic and political headwinds.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently accused the US of leading a campaign of "encirclement, containment and suppression" of China. Alexander Görlach says he is right on one point.
Few recent meetings had been as highly anticipated as the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Chinese leader Xi Jinping wrapped up a visit to Saudi Arabia with a joint statement regarding bilateral commitments. Xi also invited Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to visit Beijing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reconfirming Beijing's continued support of the regime in Pyongyang, which is under international sanctions for weapons testing.
Allies in the Standing Committee back their leader's strict lockdown policy despite damage to the economy. Industrial Guangzhou's 19 million residents have been told to stay home.
The Chinese press sees the Xi-Biden meeting at the G20 summit in Bali as a chance to ‘recalibrate’ Sino-US relations, although a broad focus on Chinese diplomacy with other nations and the APEC meetings this week could be perceived as a snub of US President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, ‘disappointing’ midterm results for the GOP have sparked a leadership crisis for the party, with Trump likened in one cartoon to an irate ex showing up on a date between the GOP and Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
As Biden and Xi prepare to meet in person as top leaders for the first time, experts say the meeting is aimed at preventing competition from spiraling and predict there may be no breakthrough in the relationship.
As tensions between China and the US endure, experts say the latest signals from the 20th Party Congress suggest it's unlikely that Beijing will soften its stance.