Reporter's Notebook

Trump's meeting with Xi: What to watch

North Korea and trade will be high on the agenda, but observers in Beijing will no doubt also be watching body language.

Donald Trump meets Xi Jinping: What to watch

Nuclear weapons

North Korea: The elephant in the room at Trump-Xi talks

Pyongyang has pursued its nuclear and missile programmes at an unprecedented pace to expand its deterrence against US.

Reporter's Notebook

Trump's relationship with China: All about the money?

President Xi Jinping heads to Washington to meet Donald Trump, a leader who bashed China throughout his campaign.

Trump-Xi summit: A view from China

Business & Economy

China's Xi defends globalisation in speech at Davos

Bumpy run-up to Trump inauguration gives Chinese leader convenient opportunity to claim assertive role on world stage.

Internet

China: Muslim site blocked after petition to president

Authors of letter to president challenging "crimes of totalitarian system" say website shut down after their petition.

Chinese Muslim website blocked after Xi Jinping letter

Human Rights

China: Ai Weiwei's lawyer sentenced to 12 years in jail

Xia Lin, known to be working on sensitive human rights cases, was sentenced nearly two years after being detained.

China: Lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years in jail

Opinion

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and China

What the 2016 elections mean for the US-China economic relationship.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

Opinion

The G20 embraces green finance

The agenda should be updated to reflect the goal of making green finance a key component of the G20's business.

Ma Jun

by Ma Jun
- Simon Zadek

Ma Jun

China

Awkward G20 start for US, China after tarmac row

Obama tries to downplay unusual incident between US and Chinese officials upon his arrival in Hangzhou for G20 Summit.

Opinion

The dragon comes to India's backyard

Beijing is trying to move into what New Delhi has traditionally seen as its own backyard.

Rupakjyoti Borah

by Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Politics

China widens crackdown over Xi resignation letter

Several people have been detained by authorities over an online letter that called for resignation of the president.

China widens crackdown over Xi resignation letter

Opinion

Choppy seas ahead as East Asian giants jostle

Beijing's cloak-and-dagger moves in the South China Sea and beyond has led to Tokyo and New Delhi become more amicable.

Rupakjyoti Borah

by Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Opinion

China's five year plan fantasy

China's "moderately prosperous society" must be grounded in fiscal reality.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

Reporter's Notebook

China: Hip-hop propaganda boosts cult of Xi Jinping

Chinese president grows in stature as a number of online videos, all promoting his character, go viral.

Opinion

The Chinese are beating the West at its own game

A bit of the Chinese business-is-business attitude is perhaps what the boiling Arab-Iranian tensions now badly need.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi