Xi Jinping

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The Observer view on the real threat behind China’s spy balloon | Observer editorial
Washington and Beijing need to resume talks quickly before the hawks bring the world to war

Observer editorial

05, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘It was all for nothing’: Chinese count cost of Xi’s snap decision to let Covid rip
After three years of lockdowns, the country was ill prepared for its abrupt ‘freedom’. Now, with some estimating 1m deaths, public anger is growing

Helen Davidson in Taipei, Verna Yu, and Chi Hui Lin

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Xi’s authority dented by sudden Covid U-turn, but grip on power is as strong as ever
Analysts say Xi has consolidated power so successfully that he is in effect the Communist party. With no opposition, it doesn’t matter if he makes mistakes

Helen Davidson in Taipei

20, Jan, 2023 @1:42 AM

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A tragedy pushed to the shadows: the truth about China’s Cultural Revolution
The long read: It is impossible to understand China without understanding this decade of horror, and the ways in which it scarred the entire nation. So why do some of that era’s children still look back on it with fondness?

Tania Branigan

19, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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History revisited: what the isolationist Qing dynasty tells us about Xi Jinping’s China
Promotion of historian who spearheaded rehabilitation of the Qing period prompts speculation that the past is being reinterpreted to bolster President Xi

Verna Yu

16, Jan, 2023 @12:17 AM

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Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid in China in past five weeks
Death toll only of those who died in hospital and true figure likely to be higher, although officials say peak has passed in most areas

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Robin McKie

14, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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The Guardian view on China’s Covid crisis: zero preparation | Editorial
Editorial: The country’s reckless reopening without adequate planning is claiming lives. It did not have to be this way

Editorial

03, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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China’s President Xi battles to save face as Covid U-turn weakens his grip on power
Despite public bullishness, overflowing hospitals across the country suggest its leader may have made a huge miscalculation

Gregor Stuart Hunter and Emma Graham-Harrison

01, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Xi Jinping’s reputation in China and his standing in the world may not survive this Covid disaster | Isabel Hilton
Having forced draconian lockdowns on his people, China’s supreme leader is now expecting them to believe that the virus is no worse than a cold

Isabel Hilton

01, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Ukraine is in the headlines now. But a whole new world of conflict is about to erupt | Simon Tisdall
Taiwan, North Korea, Iran and Palestine are all potential flashpoints that could distract western attention from the invasion in 2023

Simon Tisdall

01, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 311 of the invasion
Ukrainian troops are either holding their positions or making small advances in Donbas, says Zelenskiy; Putin invites Xi to Moscow

Guardian staff

31, Dec, 2022 @2:01 AM

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Putin invites Xi to Moscow as Russia pursues alliance with China
Analysts say Chinese leader has leverage as Russian counterpart ‘has no one else to turn to’ amid Ukraine war

Pjotr Sauer

30, Dec, 2022 @3:36 PM

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