Xi Jinping

Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. 

China’s small business owners hope for a new normal ‘after the Party Congress’


The refrain, “after the Party Congress,” has been heard constantly in China. It refers to the idea that once this week’s official National Congress of the Communist Party meeting wraps up on Friday, maybe things will get back to normal after a series of strict pandemic lockdowns.

Portraits of China's former top leaders from left Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and including the current President Xi Jinping are seen at a military camp in Beijing, China

Chinese Communist Party cements Xi Jinping’s rule

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A child plays with a toy gun during a promotion for online games in Beijing on Aug. 29, 2020. China is banning children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, the harshest restriction so far on the game industry as Chinese regulators

Chinese govt cracks down on online gaming, TikTok — claiming that tech has outsize influence on society

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Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks

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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

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Chinese Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, July 1, 2021.

Reflections on the 100-year anniversary of China’s Communist Party  

Global Politics

Two people born in China in somewhat different eras join host Marco Werman to look at the evolution of the Chinese Communist Party.

A billboard advertising the "China dream" in Chengdu, China, in June 2019.

The ‘China dream’: The new Silk Road begins at home

On China's New Silk Road

In the first episode of “On China’s New Silk Road,” The World’s former China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad looks at Chengdu, China, a stop on both the ancient Silk Road and the new one, for clues on China’s global influence via its Belt and Road Initiative.

A man in a suit speaks from a podium with the US flag

US-China relationship headed toward ‘permanent lasting rupture,’ analyst says

Foreign policy

The US-China relationship is on course for a “prolonged rivalry,” Jude Blanchette, a China scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies tells The World.

A screen shows a CCTV state media broadcast of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Wuhan at a shopping centre in Beijing as the country is hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, China, March 10, 2020.

Lockdown in Wuhan takes a toll on people’s mental health


Residents don’t have access to their normal support networks.

In this cartoon, Xi Jinping of China, sits on the side of a bed, ready to lay down next to a sleeping Mao Zedong.

Chinese political cartoonist Rebel Pepper finds more artistic freedom in the US

Rebel Pepper fled China for Japan and then Washington, DC, to escape charges of subversion because of his cartoons.