China up close

Xi Zhongxun, the late father of President Xi Jinping, maintained close ties to the Ye family throughout his life.

The kingmaker clan behind Xi Jinping

Some 2,000km south of Beijing, the Ye family pulls the levers of power

  • China's Xi maneuvers to extend his reign

    As 'core' leader, the president may try to break retirement rules

  • Xi wants same status as Mao and Deng

    President stays in spotlight even on 20th anniversary of Deng's death

  • Xi Jinping and the 'man who knew too much'

    Billionaire's disappearance ups pressure on Chinese VIPs to choose sides

  • Is Hu Jintao about to go toe-to-toe with Xi?

    Ex-president pokes his head out in prelude to next big Beijing battle

  • Xi Jinping's back channel to Donald Trump

    A university advisory board could become key China-US conduit

  • Xi, Trump share same Achilles' heel

    Both play favorites, surround themselves with yes men

  • China flexing aircraft carrier muscle, but so far it's a 'paper tiger'

    New vessel has nowhere near capability of US ships, but still boosts Xi ahead of key meeting

  • Power-hungry Xi Jinping's newfound 'magic wand'

    President dreams up new state institution to crack down on corruption

  • Trump's pro-Taiwan advisers making waves in East Asia

    Incoming president's inner circle ups ante on 'one China' policy

  • 'Your Name' boom in China could end in an instant

    Japanese blockbuster could suffer same fate as K-pop

  • Trump pushes the limits of Xi's patience

    Can Beijing keep its cool as its military grows antsy?

  • China heeds Kissinger's advice on Taiwan call

    US ex-diplomat urged Xi to take wait-and-see approach to Trump

  • JPMorgan scandal could make Xi-Trump relations more awkward

    Ripples from bank's bribery case lap at Chinese president's power base

  • Xi jealous of Trump-Putin bromance

  • Xi Jinping moves to appease Donald Trump

  • In China, a Xi-Wang regime may be on the way

  • Xi Jinping becomes 'core leader' -- at a cost

  • Duterte's 'about-face' unsettles Xi

  • Xi Jinping loses face as former soldiers protest