Observers have been comparing Xi Jinping to Mao Zedong. But the country was very different in Mao’s day.
Workers congregate in a meeting room at the headquarters of BlueCity, the parent company of Blued, China’s most popular dating app for gay men.
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Pronouncements made by the Chinese government often cloak a hidden agenda.
The Chinese government has promoted a revival of Confucianism, along with traditional religious practices, as part of its nationalist agenda.
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President Xi Jinping’s nationalist agenda includes supporting traditional Chinese religious beliefs and practices – as long as their leaders support the Chinese Communist Party.
China’s staggering growth over the past 40 years is due to the force of personality and risk-taking of a man who stood barely 1.5m tall.
The CCP has little to celebrate in terms of what it has done for China. Its chief achievement has been staying in power for as long as it has.
A new report has found students and academics critical of China’s Communist Party are being harassed and intimidated by supporters of Beijing. Universities must do more to protect academic freedom.
Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens have become part of the middle class.
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If China’s economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.
The Chinese Communist Party sees liberal values as a threat to its rule and needs many of them to be suppressed. Its approach? Co-opt, ignore and selectively exploit global institutions.
Inside the packaging plant at Chinese vaccine maker, Sinovac Biotech.
Focusing on the coronavirus vaccine is a useful way for China to squeeze out room for more difficult questions about its initial response to COVID-19.
Australian universities must take tougher actions to punish pro-China students who intimidate others. But the media must also be careful not to deem all China supporters as threats to democracy.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves a Vietnam flag as he meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, waving an American flag, in Hanoi in February 2019.
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Despite the racial unrest that has rocked the U.S. for months, President Donald Trump finds support among some racialized communities, including Vietnamese Americans. Why?
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If a new deal between Microsoft and ByteDance goes through, the Chinese company may withdraw ownership of its TikTok operations in not only the US – but also Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The ‘redness’ of Chinese capital in Hong Kong comes through political control of employees.
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The US removal of Hong Kong’s special economic status is partly a response to China’s growing use of businesses there to exert its power.
Viewing China as an ‘enemy’ to the West is counterproductive. We need to embrace a new approach that simultaneously ‘engages and constrains’ China instead.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Also present is Élisabeth Borne, Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (left).
China’s attempts to promote its actions and model of governance while discrediting the EU are not a short-term response to the pandemic, but part of a long-term strategy to build its international power.
Friendlier times: Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in Beijing in 2017.
Why a new Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China of MPs from 11 countries is a step in the right direction.
Hong Kong police detain people on May 27 protesting against a bill that would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.
The decision of China’s ruling council to impose a national security law on Hong Kong goes against the territory’s own mini-constitution.
President Xi Jinping enters China’s National People’s Congress on May 22.
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As China recovers, its success in containing COVID-19 is being put down to the devotion and solidarity of the people.
A supporter of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen outside her campaign headquarters in Taipei on January 11, 2020, the day of her re-election.
By providing assistance to many countries affected by the pandemic, the People’s Republic of China is seeking to create a diversionary tactic to quietly put increasing pressure on Taiwan.
The death of coronavirus whistleblower Dr Li Wengliang led to a backlash against China’s policy of information control. Now the state is trying to control that too.