China up close

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, hosts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian, China in this undated photo released on May 9. © KCNA via Reuters

Is Xi Jinping the scriptwriter of the Trump-Kim summit?

US president saw Chinese leader's hand in North Korean about-face

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    Casino magnate Adelson's network extends to Xi and Abe

  • Kim Jong Un shows the world the 'Art of the Deal'

    Is Trump about to overpay for something worth much less?

  • Kim initiates socialism with North Korean characteristics

    Beijing's hopes for a Chinese-style reform will flop if leader teams with US

  • Behind China's sudden olive branch to Japan

    Beijing's about-face is preparation for trade war with Trump

  • Project 2035: Xi tells Kim why China is a better bet than Trump

    Beijing-Washington tariff tussle is a battle for future supremacy

  • Kim Jong Un's 21-car train was packed with gifts and much more

    North Korean leader strengthens his hand as he wrestles China away from US

  • Kim Jong Un brings Xi back to table ahead of Trump meeting

    North Korea gains China as a shield against possible US military action

  • Only Wang Qishan knew what Xi Jinping was going to do

    Extended reign leaves even the leader's closest aides with mixed feelings

  • Xi Jinping and the 60-year curse

    Will the Chinese president's gambit end in reform or a coup d'etat?

  • Next phase of Belt and Road: Xi's own military-industrial complex

    Beijing envisions high-tech arms exports as it extends its web of influence

  • China's political tug of war entangles global boardrooms

    Xi Jinping ally buys Daimler stake while unwary tycoon loses the Waldorf

  • Xi Jinping's next goal? Communist Party chairman for life

    Lifting of term limit prevents Li Keqiang from taking the helm in 2022

  • Xi's new quartet on North Korea has roots in Iowa home stay

    Wang Qishan and US ambassador Branstad to be point men in collaboration

  • What Olympics? Xi has eyes on Trump alone

    Top diplomat is sent to assess US leader's North Korea policy

  • The dust has settled and the immortal Wang Qishan is back

    Vice president's role would put him in position to succeed Xi in a contingency

  • Downfall of a diva mirrors Beijing's backstage politics

    Dangerous liaisons: Chinese entertainers and their political patrons

  • Welcome to the club: Xi takes anti-corruption hunt to all Chinese

    New commission has power to go after doctors, nurses and teachers

  • Does Xi Jinping have a chain-of-command issue?

    Suicide of a general sparks rumors of a failed coup as China braces for US-North Korea war

  • Ready for the Winter Olympics? How about war?

    Xi Jinping has entire military drilling in case US strikes North Korea