China up close

A man reads a newspaper in Beijing. Journalists in China are locked in a cutthroat battle for higher pay and promotions. © Reuters

Praising Xi Jinping won't pay the bills for China's journalists

Newspaper scribes' livelihoods depend on talent and an editor's red pen

  • Communist China's third era: 2012 to 2035?

    Xi hangs 'do not disturb' sign as he dreams of belts, roads and a strong military

  • Xi Jinping bids adieu to his fellow princelings

    Obedience, not bloodline, is the currency that counts in the new team

  • Xi Jinping breaks taboo and enters the Forbidden City

    Chinese leader may still be commander-in-chief in 2035, when he would be 82

  • Xi Jinping's eyes were fixed on Trump's visit to emperor

    Chinese leader may choose to visit Japan before the abdication

  • Xi Jinping just fired 75% of party veterans

    Chinese president personally interviewed candidates, eliminating dissenters

  • No successor needed: Xi Jinping's dream extends to 2035

    China's factions align to enshrine leader's 'Thought'

  • Xi Jinping and the end of collective leadership

    'The gang of six corrupt arch-villains' now a warning to those who resist

  • Xi Jinping has more tigers, foxes and flies in his sights

    With or without Wang, president's anti-graft purges to endure through 2022

  • Japan and China send sweet words, for now

    Beijing to watch Abe's election gamble before rapprochement

  • North Korea's China bashing makes Trump look polite

    Pyongyang reminds Beijing that it supported China's nuclear test in 1964

  • Xi silences once-powerful youth league and former president's protege

    With bastion demolished, the 90-million-member organization rests hopes on Guangdong secretary

  • Xi clobbers dissent in final stretch to party congress

    Ousts two generals close to predecessor, Wang Qishan back on center stage

  • Xi's blueprint for 'G-2' stained by Kim Jong Un

    North Korean nuclear test knocks 'major country diplomacy' off track

  • It's life-or-death for 'Mr. Qisan'

    Big fish Wang Qishan has slipped into the dark ahead of the Oct. 18 Party Congress

  • Was Korean Peninsula part of China? Xi and the Han dynasty game plan

    Kim Jong Un's disobedience could lead to drastic change in Asia's geopolitical landscape

  • Pyongyang missile footage is a dagger to Xi's throat

    A coup plot, a wiretap and an execution have left blood allies with no trust

  • Xi loyalists grab the reins of pivotal projects

    Belt and Road, Beijing redevelopment spark dangerous turf wars

  • Xi flexes military muscle in quest to follow Mao

    But a close aide is hit by 'friendly fire,' giving political foes more ammunition

  • Most-wanted tycoon keeps Chinese leaders' ears burning

    Popular TV series overlaps with real life as chess game for power escalates