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Xi Jinping

‘We’ll grind you up and crush your bones’: Tough talk from China’s leader

A tweet from Chinese nationalist rag Global Times:

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Xi Jinping channels Mao, calls on country to prepare for ‘struggle’

Taking a page out of an early predecessor’s playbook, General Secretary Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 has been using the word struggle (斗争 dòuzhēng)…

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Words that Xi Jinping popularized in 2019

On Friday, Xinhua News Agency’s top stories in English and Chinese are a return to one of the regular themes of Xí Jìnpíng 习近平:…

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Weekly Briefing: Tariff Man with no plan; Hong Kong; social credit — has the West got it wrong?

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China news from the past week. It also comes in…

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The hard choices facing Xi Jinping

Here are two different pictures of the world facing Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 by two highly respected analysts of elite Party…

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Clip: Xi Jinping can’t find a friend at Osaka G20

When we see Xi Jinping on TV, the whole setup is usually micromanaged. So the occasional glimpses of China’s leader that…

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1919 to 2019: A century of youth protest and ideological conflict around May 4

Xi Jinping heads a party born out of a youth movement, and he’s now determined to stamp out anything that…

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Sinica Podcast: The numbers behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Is the ongoing anti-corruption drive a sincere effort to root out official wrongdoing?…

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China, Taiwan, and a dearth of ideas

Did Xi Jinping, in a January 2 speech, misjudge the will of the Taiwanese for self-dependence — and inadvertently revive…

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Chinese don’t fight Chinese, but they might invade your island

On New Year’s Day, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) gave a speech (English, Chinese) in which she describes…

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The Party’s in charge, and nobody’s going to boss us around

The U.S. State Department’s 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices seems to have been the inspiration for a page on…

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The markets and the advance of the state

It’s worth contrasting state media’s drumbeat of “reform and opening up” with this cartoon from exiled satirist Rebel Pepper, recently…

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Sinica Podcast: Jude Blanchette on Xi Jinping

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Jude Blanchette, the Senior…

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Xi Jinping and the Party are stronger than you think

UPDATE 9/25/18: Deng Yuwen’s essay has been translated into English by China Matters. Read it here. Deng Yuwen 邓聿文 is…

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Xi eats caviar, downs vodka with Putin, and smiles at Abe

One view among China-watchers is that Beijing was unprepared for the change in mood in Washington, D.C. Xi Jinping and…

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