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.

War & Conflict

India and Japan get closer as China flexes its muscles

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

by Rupakjyoti Borah

Poverty & Development

China's five year plan fantasy

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

by Salvatore Babones

Politics

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.

Business & Economy

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.

by Hamid Dabashi

Human Rights

Scuffles as celebrated lawyer goes on trial in China

Police drag supporters away from Beijing courthouse as well-known rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang tried over online posts.

The Listening Post

Hunting tigers and flies: China's media crackdown

We look at Beijing's anti-corruption drive that critics say is being used to silence the media.

Politics

China's regional isolation

The Asian giant is suffering increasing diplomatic isolation due to its aggressive manoeuvres across contested waters.

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Business & Economy

China and Taiwan: Normal is the new normal

The talks were the first official meeting since the end of China's civil war in 1949.

by Salvatore Babones

Politics

Taiwan and China to hold historic summit

Presidents of Taiwan and China set to meet for the first time since the Chinese civil war divided the two sides in 1949.

Politics

Golf and gluttony banned in China Communist Party

Extravagant drinking and sex outside marriage also prohibited as ruling party announces moral ethical code for members.

Politics

China's Xi to sign UK nuclear deal

Chinese president in London expected to sign $46b worth of deals, including a major nuclear power project in the UK.

Poverty & Development

Beijing looks to contain economic growth

Fearful of a decline, the government has announced some structural reforms of state-owned enterprises.

by Richard Javad Heydarian