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Li Keqiang, former Chinese premier and head of China's Cabinet, served under President Xi Jinping for a decade from 2013, retiring in March.
Oct 27, 2023
Li Keqiang, the former No. 2 to Xi Jinping, dies at 68
The former Chinese premier had found himself overshadowed by Xi's expanding grip on power.
Then-Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu attends the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in June.
Oct 25, 2023
Chinese defense chief’s ouster opens door to better military ties with U.S.
Although questions remain over Li Shangfu’s fate, his firing has opened an avenue for resuming high-level military talks with the U.S.
Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu salutes before delivering a speech during the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on June 4.
Oct 24, 2023
China ousts defense chief and removes ex-top envoy from Cabinet
Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu has been removed from his positions as defense chief and state councilor, state-run media said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during an opening ceremony of a diplomatic symposium at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2023
China's top diplomat to visit U.S. ahead of possible Xi trip
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be the highest-ranking Chinese official to travel to Washington in about five years.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on Sept. 6
Oct 23, 2023
U.S. and China visits put Australian PM’s diplomatic skills to test
There has been a significant easing in tensions between Australia and China since Anthony Albanese’s election.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, make a toast during a reception at the Kremlin in March.  
Oct 18, 2023
Xi and Putin think they’re winning — and maybe they are
China and Russia's actions are contributing to an emerging Cold War and aligning other powers against the U.S. and its allies in Europe and Asia.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra on Oct. 16
Oct 22, 2023
Australian PM to visit China in November to meet with Xi
The widely anticipated trip will be the first of its kind since 2016 and an opportunity to repair a once-frosty relationship.
Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Wednesday
Oct 20, 2023
Europe’s snub turns Xi’s Belt and Road into Global South party
The Chinese leader appears to have reformed the initiative as a club for emerging economies known as the Global South.
Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Wednesday.
Oct 19, 2023
Xi says green projects will anchor China’s overseas spending
Beijing is in a unique position to help mitigate climate change as the world’s largest producer of everything from solar panels to batteries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping head to a group photo session during the third Belt and Road forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
Oct 18, 2023
Putin visits Xi as leaders look to leverage growing global rift
The move was a clear signal of how Moscow has increasingly turned to Beijing for trade and political support as it seeks to circumvent Western sanctions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a ceremony at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Oct 17, 2023
Putin arrives in China to meet 'dear friend' Xi
China this week welcomes representatives of 130 countries for a forum on Xi's vast trade and infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative.
Chinese civil servants and employees of state-linked enterprises are facing tighter constraints on private travel abroad and scrutiny of their foreign connections.
Oct 17, 2023
China tightens curbs on foreign travel by bankers and state workers
Individuals' accounts varied but were consistent in describing heightened scrutiny of overseas travel even after China reopened borders in January.
Xi Jinping's third Belt and Road Forum begins today in Beijing.
Oct 16, 2023
Xi’s $1 trillion ‘project of the century’ faces uncertain future
China’s overall activity in BRI countries is down about 40% from its 2018 peak as the world’s second-biggest economy slows.
Tesla, which opened a factory in Lingang, China, was expected to be one of many large, foreign companies to open facilities in the region. Few have followed.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 15, 2023
China’s slowdown casts pall over Xi’s Yangtze Delta project
The setback is particularly obvious in Lingang, a free-trade zone in the southeastern tip of Shanghai and a key part of the Yangtze Delta project.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping walks past then-Foreign Minister Qin Gang (front left) and defense chief Li Shangfu (front right) as he arrives for the closing session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in March.
Oct 13, 2023
With purges of top officials, is China’s Xi in trouble? Hardly.
The well-known opacity in Beijing may have clouded assessments of how the turbulence is affecting Xi’s grip on power
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Arab leaders pose for a group photo during the China-Arab summit in Riyadh on Dec. 9.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 12, 2023
China’s economic stake in the Middle East: Its thirst for oil
China, the world’s second-largest economy, has become addicted to foreign oil at a stunning pace.
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip strikes an area near Sderot, southern Israel, on Monday.
Oct 10, 2023
Middle East crisis exposes limits of China's diplomatic ambitions
After the killings of more than 900 Israelis in coordinated assaults by the Islamic group Hamas, China's response was muted.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other members of the delegation arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Saturday.
Oct 7, 2023
U.S. senators arrive in China seeking Xi meeting
The bipartisan delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is the latest high-level U.S. officials to visit China.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, last November.
Oct 7, 2023
Biden says meeting with Xi in November is a 'possibility'
Washington and Beijing are edging closer to setting up a Biden-Xi meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit in San Francisco from Nov. 16-17.
Central to China’s global media campaign is the aggressive use of new technologies to target and spread messages, silence critics and create a digital infrastructure that is more easily controlled.
Oct 3, 2023
Pushing back against China’s media offensive
China is using propaganda, disinformation, censorship and covert tactics to promote its preferred narrative and suppress critical reporting.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan