Xi Jinping

China’s role in Zimbabwe’s regime change says more about China than Zimbabwe

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The fall of Robert Mugabe has dominated global coverage of Africa over the past few weeks. In Western coverage of the first week after the coup in Zimbabwe there was speculation about what China knew beforehand and whether Beijing played an active role in pushing for it. China’s mention drowned out other notable external stakeholders Read More

Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship

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On Dec. 3, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from all over the world will head to the scenic town of Wuzhen in east China for the three-day World Internet Conference. Past attendees include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook vice president Vaughan Smith—and high-level officials from Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Despite Read More

Jack Ma has some thoughts on China’s “clean” communism and the US’s divided politics

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Jack Ma is one of China’s most outspoken entrepreneurs. He’ll regularly entertain audiences with stories of his rejection by KFC, his pre-Alibaba days as an English teacher, and words of wisdom for budding entrepreneurs. Yesterday, at a conference in Zhejiang province, he turned his attention to politics (link in Chinese). And amid illustrious praise for Read More

Beijing is playing Trump “like a fiddle,” an ex-ambassador to China says

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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s recent hosting of Donald Trump was a masterclass in how to make the US president comfortable—feed him familiar food, take him on his favorite outing, golf, and tell him how much you like him. But Chinese president Xi Jinping added a creamy layer of pomp and circumstance to the mix Read More

Here’s how to track if Xi Jinping “wins” when he meets Trump

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When Donald Trump hosted Xi Jinping at his private club Mar-a-Lago in April, the American president informed his Chinese counterpart—over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake,” as Trump told reporters later—that he had ordered a missile attack against Syria. Like that, the first Trump-Xi summit was overshadowed by the Syria strikes. Syria isn’t central Read More

China is promoting spying as the perfect hobby for the entire family

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Last year, China’s authorities used Mr. Bean and Batman knockoffs to publicize the importance of safeguarding state secrets, as part of its first National Security Education Day. Now, a 10-minute long cartoon directed at children between the ages of seven and 12 demonstrates how—with the help of a grandparent—you can tell if someone in your Read More