Xi Jinping

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

The Communist party tolerates Santa but clamps down on Jesus

All hail Papa Xi! The growing cult around China’s all-powerful leader

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The cult of personality behind China’s president

Xi Jinping is not a reformer but China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Xi is not the reformer the West hopes for

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