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The Chinese chameleon reimagined in the age of Covid-19

The West’s perceptions of China hold up a mirror to its own preoccupations. More nuanced analysis is much-needed

Three lessons from the Hong Kong protests

If China’s leaders cannot endorse a genuine election of the chief executive, they should at least revert to their plan of holding a popular vote

Reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989: ‘I saw a lot I will never forget’

June 4 marks 30 years since the Chinese government violently ended weeks of pro-democracy protests in the heart of Beijing

‘Xi cult’ app is China’s red hot hit

A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country

Historic meeting lauds lifetime power for China’s Xi Jinping

Legislators erupted into enthusiastic applause over plans to give the president a lifetime mandate to mould the Asian giant into a superpower.

Bad rap: Chinese fans fear crackdown on hip hop

China's emerging hip hop subculture seemed destined to run afoul of the Communist Party, which has dramatically tightened its grip on free expression

Stage set for Chinese political theatre

China's new leaders will soon reveal themselves in a piece of political theatre critics say is out of step with a fast-modernising society.

Web giants pander to Chinese government

China's largest internet companies have promised the government they will banish online rumours after whispers of a coup swept through the country.

Ai Weiwei regrets contribution to Olympics

Artist Ai Weiwei has expressed his regret at contributing to China's successful hosting of the 2008 Olympics by designing the National Stadium.

ANC’s China visit falls on back of Dalai Lama debacle

High-ranking ANC officials visited China this week in what could be seen as the party's unreserved support for Beijing.

A communist party in name only

China's one-party rulers may have lost their focus but they retain their ruthless grip on power, writes <b>Peter Ford</b>.

From sports cars to slums: China’s huge wealth gap

Li Fu is 29, owns five cars and has a diamond-encrusted cell phone. Wang Qingzhan is 44, works as a cleaner and lives with his family in a tiny room.

ANC ponders Chinese policy

Guarded documents about trips, one of which was leaked to the <i>M&G</i>, reveal the seriousness with which the party takes the "China way"

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