Asia Pacific

Chinese official pleads guilty to corruption, abuse of power

Sun Zhengcai was the young mayor of Chongqing, one of China's fastest-growing cities, and expected to take up national leadership roles, but now he has been caught in Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown.

Corruption

China's disgraced Sun Zhengcai stands trial for bribery

Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media has said, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man once considered a contender for top leadership.

China

Fallen Chinese official pleads guilty in bribery trial

Sun Zhengcai, a former top Communist Party official, was arrested as part of President Xi's anti-corruption campaign.

Former Chinese political star pleads guilty in bribery trial

China

China opens door to US trade concessions

Xi Jinping addresses US trade concerns after China files complaint at WTO over duties imposed by Washington.

China's Xi Jinping offers possible trade concessions to US

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.