Xi Jinping

'You are endangering the world': German tabloid goes to war with China

21 April 2020 2:04 am

Could China have done more to prevent the coronavirus pandemic? One tabloid editor in Germany certainly thinks so and an extraordinary…

corona wars

Who will win the corona wars?

16 April 2020 1:52 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. The Covid-19 pandemic came along just as…

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping

Why is Trump being nice to China again?

7 April 2020 9:13 am

China hawks watched with hope when Trump ascended to the presidency in 2016. He spoke on the campaign trail of…

thucydides

The coronavirus is springing the Thucydides trap

18 March 2020 8:34 am

The first casualty of informational war is truth. The first American casualty of COVID-19 was the myth that the United…

yin

Trump’s yin and yang game with China

24 August 2019 8:12 pm

It should be obvious by now — but somehow isn’t. Whenever @realDonldTrump says something wild, you can bet the real…

Jin Xing, one of China’s most popular talk show hosts and a trans woman (Getty)

Is China really the enemy?

27 July 2019 9:00 am

China is a nation with values deeply at odds with the West. The Chinese spy, steal and bully. They don’t…

Ma Jian

Biting political satire: China Dream, by Ma Jian, reviewed

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Ma Jian’s novels have been banned in his native China for 30 years and he has been hailed as ‘China’s…

China’s new way to drown out the Christmas message? A sea of tat

16 December 2017 9:00 am

If you think capitalism has blinged up Christmas, you should see what the Communists are doing to it. At this…

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party's five-yearly Congress (image: Getty)

One man rules

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Optimists speculate that Xi Jinping’s power accumulation is the prelude to a burst of liberalising reform in his second five-year…

Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly…

Heathrow’s third runway could still be halted – here’s how

24 October 2015 9:00 am

The Great British Runway final between Heathrow and Gatwick is beginning to look like a game of two halves. The…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Portrait of the week

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Home In a speech at the Shanghai stock exchange, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced a feasibility study…

Chairman Mao: monster of misrule

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Mao Zedong, once the Helmsman, Great Teacher and Red Red Sun in Our Hearts, and still the Chairman, died in…

Does Xi Jinping really want reform? If so, he would unravel China

9 November 2013 9:00 am

For all its bombast and success, the Chinese Communist party faces a host of looming problems – and a big decision