Xi Jinping

In July 1971, President Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, secretly flew from Pakistan to Beijing. Kissinger’s negotiations led directly to Nixon’s historic visit to China some months later. Nixon had reshuffled the diplomatic deck and played the China card. As a result, the strategic calculus that had governed the Cold War for decades
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The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has announced that all filmmaking regulation will be brought under the jurisdiction of the party’s “Publicity Department,” in a move that could further tighten China’s restrictions on free artistic expression. State media outlet Xinhua reports that the government has launched “three new state administrators in the ideological sector” in a
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A new report from a human rights group called Safeguard Defenders exposes China’s practice of extracting forced confessions from imprisoned activists, many of them foreign nationals. The confessions are allegedly obtained with “threats, torture, and fear,” scripted and staged by the police, and employed as propaganda both inside China and abroad. The report, titled “Scripted
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The New York Times on Wednesday found Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cult of personality and communist-nationalist ideology reaching even unto the sperm banks of Beijing, where a hospital sperm bank ran an online advertisement seeking donors who “have good ideological thoughts, love the socialist motherland, and support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.” The
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Kyodo News via Getty Images by Charlie Spiering10 Apr 20180 10 Apr, 201810 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump responded to a conciliatory note from President Xi Jinping on trade tariffs. “Very thankful for President Xi of China’s kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers … also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers,” Trump
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China’s state media downplayed a $175 billion increase in defense spending proposed for 2018 on Tuesday, claiming the spending spike is “not much” and not intended to launch an “arms race” with the United States. China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, passed the new military budget this week during its opening session. The Global Times, a Communist
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by Ian Hanchett5 Mar 20180 5 Mar, 20185 Mar, 2018 On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe Scarborough argued that if Republicans “think that Donald Trump is joking,” with his comments on China’s Xi Jinping making himself president for life and the US possibly trying such a system, “then they’re fools. And I
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The Chinese government newspaper Global Times announced a “national campaign to clean up the online environment” in an article on Friday outlining new restrictions on the content of internet advertising. Under communist ruler Xi Jinping, Beijing has significantly expanded its censorship of online content. The Chinese Communist Party can force social media networks to take down
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At least four Uighur reporters working for Radio Free Asia (RFA), a U.S.-funded outlet, revealed this week that dozens of relatives living in western Xinjiang, China, have faced government persecution because of their reporting. The journalists in question cover Xinjiang and the turbulent relationship between that region’s Uighur Muslim minority and the repressive Communist Party
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China’s Communist Party (CPC) proposed removing term limits on the office of the presidency Sunday, a move that will make it easier for Communist Party general secretary, Central Military Commission chairman, and President Xi Jinping to keep all three of those titles indefinitely. Chinese state news outlet Xinhua reported that the CPC Central Committee has introduced
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