Mao Zedong

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei walks by his work "Life Cycle", a migrants' boat made of bamboo, during a press preview of his new exhibition "Rapture" in Lisbon, Portugal

A new memoir by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei honors his father’s poetry and politics

Arts, Culture & Media

Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has published a new book called “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows.” He took the time to discuss with The World’s Carol Hills what it was like growing up as the son of a dissident poet.

A large auditorium is shown filled with people in color-coordinated clothing with Chinese President Xi Jinping projected on a large screen in the distance.

China chases ‘rejuvenation’ with control of tycoons, society

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as performers dance at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing

China’s Xi Jinping Thought curricula teaches students how to ‘unmask enemies’ of the state, author says

Performers form a yellow number 100 at a gala show full of red ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing

Massive celebrations planned for 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China

Global Politics
Mae Salong

They were CIA-backed Chinese rebels. Now you’re invited to their once-secret hideaway.

Conflict & Justice
A crowd of activists holds candles in Hong Kong at night.

Chinese students and workers are uniting again, 30 years after Tiananmen Square crackdown

Conflict & Justice

In the 30 years since the end of the Tiananmen Square protests, political reforms and human rights are still missing from Chinese society. Some students and workers are still trying to change that.

A man leans over a table covered in dozens of identical little red books

A little yellow book full of Xi Jinping quotes is the new version of Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’

Mao Zedong’s ‘Little Red Book’ is an icon. Curators Julie O’Yang and Fernando Eloy have created a similar book — a yellow one — of quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A man poses for pictures in front of souvenir plates featuring portraits of former and current Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping and the late Chairman Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Feb. 26, 2018.

China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

Global Politics

China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.

When it comes to running China, the most powerful officials in government are probably the members of the Politburo Standing Committee, lining up here for the news media at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 25, 2017. But the man with the

One of the most powerful men on Earth just got more powerful

Global Politics

The Chinese Communist Party just wrapped up its big once-every-five-years political meeting in Beijing. President Xi Jinping was the man of the hour.

China's President Xi Jinping claps after his speech as he and other new Politburo Standing Committee members meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 25, 2017.

Xi’s grip on China tightens with new term and no heir in sight

Global Politics

President Xi Jinping was formally handed a second term Wednesday, with no clear successor emerging in a revamped ruling council, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for him to dominate China for decades to come.