Xi is now the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.
Observers have been comparing Xi Jinping to Mao Zedong. But the country was very different in Mao’s day.
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.
As it celebrates it’s 100th birthday, the Chinese ruling party’s latest programme of education aims to harness the power of youth in its own interests.
China’s social credit system has been described as a ‘dystopian nightmare straight out of Black Mirror’ but many citizens think it will help fight fraud and bring about a better society.
Any naive hopes for a peaceful evolution to democracy in China are shattered against the reality that it’s now a one-man dictatorship. What does it mean for the West?
The staging in Melbourne of this classic of the Cultural Revolution has attracted controversy. And amid Bermuda shorts and weapons galore, this political ballet has contemporary resonances.