Christopher Bodeen

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Xi bets on Silk Road forum to boost stature

| May 12, 2017

Xi bets on Silk Road forum to boost stature

China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. The “Belt and Road Forum” opening Sunday is ...

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

Mar 6, 2016

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

China’s take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth. Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China’s does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it. ...