Keyword: hu jintao
The president's decision not to anoint a successor ends a brief period of orderly succession in the country.
It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who show their athletic prowess.
For the convening of the "Two Sessions" in China this week, a state-run newspaper sent reporters into the streets to test Beijing's expats on basic knowledge of China’s politics, with entertaining results.
Former "Southern Weekend" editor Chang Ping tells ChinaFile that conflicts between journalists and censors at the newspaper go way back.
Political scientist Andrew Nathan discusses newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s relationship to his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, the likelihood of political reform under Xi.
Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.
How did China's self-interested ruling elite manage to agree on how power at the top would be shared?
Figuring out how to transfer power at the top in the absence of an open and legitimate leadership selection process is China's biggest political challenge.
Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the "perils of prediction" when it comes to China's leadership.
As the United States votes for its next president, China, too, is preparing for a leadership change — although much less is known about that process, which begins Thursday with the start of the 18th National Congress.