UpFront

China: Is President Xi Jinping the new Mao?

Sharon Hom and Qinduo Xu debate the problems and promise of China's President Xi, now without term limits.

China: Is President Xi Jinping the new Mao?

UpFront

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

We ask Bayan Rahman whether a Kurdish country is possible and debate the end of term limits for China's President Xi.

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

Inside Story

Has N Korea won China support before the Trump summit?

Kim Jong-un visits China for his first overseas trip as North Korea's leader.

Has N Korea won vital China support before the Trump summit?

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping elected for second term after a unanimous vote

One of Xi's allies - Wang Qishan, known for spearheading Xi's anti-corruption campaign, was elected vice president of China.

China

China approves 'lifetime presidency' change

Sunday's National People's Congress votes to abolish term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

Opinion

The vulnerabilities of Xi Jinping and China's Communist Party

Today, despite all the accumulation of power, Xi and the CPC are far more vulnerable than is apparent.

Manoj Kewalramani

by Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani

Opinion

Why China's Xi is not 'Putin-plus'

Xi Jinping is not following in Vladimir Putin's footsteps. He's carving his own path.

Maria Repnikova

by Maria Repnikova

Maria Repnikova

Inside Story

Will Xi rule for life?

China's parliament set to change the constitution so Xi Jinping can be president for as long as he wants.

The Listening Post

Xi Jinping's power grab and China's media politics

Five years into Xi Jinping's rule, the fourth estate has been melded much more thoroughly into the political machine.

Donald Trump

Is Trump aiming to be a US president ‘for life'?

'He’s now president for life, president for life. And he’s great,' Trump said.

Is Trump aiming to be a US president ‘for life'?

China

China: Abolishing presidential term limits good for governance

Annual congress expected to green-light move to do away with term limits, a move Donald Trump apparently appreciates.

The Listening Post

Media in the service of Xi Jinping

China's ruling party moves to remove presidential term limits. Plus, the case and coverage of Palestine's Ahed Tamimi.

Xi Jinping

China proposes to remove two-term limit for president

Communist party wants to amend constitution that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power for a longer period.

China's ruling party proposes to abolish presidential term limits

Inside Story

What is behind the rise in global rights violations?

Amnesty International releases its annual report looking at the state of human rights around the world.

Inside Story

Seoul and Beijing: Mending relations or widening gulf?

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in makes his first state visit to China.