Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping defends China’s human rights record to visiting UN commissioner
Leader warns against using issue as ‘excuse to interfere in internal affairs of other countries’ as Michelle Bachelet goes to Xinjiang

Helen Davidson in Taipei

25, May, 2022 @10:47 AM

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China has avoided the grim US Covid toll. But at what cost? | Rana Mitter
Shanghai was once a symbol of modernity and openness. Xi’s ruthless strategy risks a very bleak future

Rana Mitter

15, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Moscow set to call referendum on Mariupol joining Russia, says Ukraine
Kremlin poised to hold referendum in ruined city in bid to secure grip on the region

Daniel Boffey in Kyiv

14, May, 2022 @6:15 PM

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Xi Jinping attacks ‘doubters’ as he doubles down on China’s zero-Covid policy
President defends ‘scientific and effective’ mass lockdowns despite protests, shortages and damage to economic growth

Helen Davidson in Taipei

06, May, 2022 @9:59 AM

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As China looks on at a world opening up, can Xi Jinping survive zero-Covid?
With 340m people living under lockdown or restrictions, the administration are sticking to their stance. But at what cost?

Helen Davidson in Taipei

29, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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The Guardian view on Ukraine and Taiwan: looking for lessons | Editorial
Editorial: The Russian invasion – and resistance to it – are prompting reassessment in Beijing and Washington as well as in Taipei

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24, Apr, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Guardian view on China’s zero-Covid strategy: no way out? | Editorial
Editorial: The human costs of lockdown in Shanghai have sparked frustration and despair. But leaders have no exit strategy

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20, Apr, 2022 @5:39 PM

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The Guardian view on China’s pandemic: the price of zero-Covid | Editorial
Editorial: The country was the first to use lockdowns, and may well be the last. But as the social and economic costs become clearer, it is tweaking its tactics

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29, Mar, 2022 @5:39 PM

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China-Russian relations carry deep memories of mutual respect... and scorn | Rana Mitter
As the world awaits Beijing’s response to the Ukraine war, history shows its reaction could be complicated

Rana Mitter

27, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chinese article urging country to cut ties with Putin gets 1m views
Essay on US site republished in China before being censored, reflecting balancing act between Russia and west

Helen Davidson in Taipei

20, Mar, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 24 of the invasion
Zelenskiy calls for meaningful talks with Moscow; Biden warns Xi on ‘consequences’ of backing Moscow; fighting reaches centre of Mariupol

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Abené Clayton

19, Mar, 2022 @1:38 AM

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Joe Biden warns Xi Jinping of ‘consequences’ if China backs Russia
Leaders spoke for nearly two hours but Biden did not make any direct requests to Xi to persuade Putin to end the attack

Julian Borger in Washington

18, Mar, 2022 @7:53 PM

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