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Xi Jinping faces stumbling blocks, as crucial Communist party meeting looms
At a time when he wants to project stability, China’s president is grappling with a long-term crisis over Taiwan, a faltering economy and ongoing Covid outbreaks

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

13, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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US and Chinese officials discuss Biden-Xi meeting amid Taiwan friction
Two leaders raised possibility of in-person encounter when they last talked by phone in late July, US official confirms

Julian Borger in Washington

12, Aug, 2022 @7:39 PM

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Chinese president Xi Jinping expected to visit Saudi Arabia next week
The planned gala reception is in stark contrast to the low-key audience afforded Joe Biden in June, as ties between China and the kingdom grow closer

Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent

11, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘This is about striking fear’: China’s Taiwan drills the new normal, analysts say
Show of force by China has eased off, but observers say it will strike ‘fear and a sense of inevitability in Taiwanese hearts and minds’

Helen Davidson in Taipei

10, Aug, 2022 @12:30 AM

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The Observer view on Nancy Pelosi’s reckless and provocative visit to Taiwan | Observer editorial
Ignoring Joe Biden’s advice not to go, the US politician might have brought the region a step closer to war

Observer editorial

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Taiwan diplomacy: a delicate balance | Editorial
Editorial: The US policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’ might lack satisfying certainty but it has worked as a method for keeping the peace

Editorial

03, Aug, 2022 @6:00 PM

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China and the US are facing off – and in Taiwan we are caught between them | Brian Hioe
Nancy Pelosi’s visit has put the world on edge. But for Taiwanese people, life has to carry on, says magazine editor Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

03, Aug, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Xi Jinping tells Joe Biden not to ‘play with fire’ over Taiwan in two-hour call
US president reiterates opposition to undermining peace in Taiwan amid tension over potential Pelosi trip

Vincent Ni, and Joan E Greve in Washington

29, Jul, 2022 @1:35 AM

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The Guardian view on nuclear warfare: dialogue or destruction | Editorial
Editorial: Britain’s national security adviser has thoughtful words about contacts with Russia and China. His bosses need to listen

Editorial

28, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip ‘not a good idea right now’, says Biden
US military advises against House speaker’s reported trip as president is due to talk to Xi Jinping for first time in four months

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @1:27 PM

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No longer the most populous, but still China wants to be world number one | Rana Mitter
Indians will soon outnumber Chinese, threatening Beijing’s sense of superiority

Rana Mitter

17, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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China’s Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Xinjiang
President shown surrounded by smiling and clapping Uyghur residents on first visit in eight years

Vincent Ni and agencies

15, Jul, 2022 @1:01 PM

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