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Arts & Culture

Who is Madame Song?

John Gittings reviews ‘Madame Song: Pioneering Art and Fashion in China’, a new exhibition at Hong Kong’s M+ museum.

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It takes two to tango

Despite the United States’ attempt to improve communications with China, the depth of the division between the two major powers remains deep, writes Jonathan Fenby.

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International Relations

China’s Ukraine predicament

Despite China’s refusal to condemn Russia, its role is indispensable for a settlement of the ongoing tragedy as its leverage over Moscow has considerably increased since Russia got bogged down in Ukraine after its botched invasion, Gilbert Achar argues.

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Long Live the People: A Contested Slogan

The recent protests in China have seen demonstrators call out “Long Live the People”. But the slogan is a contested one: it is also claimed by the CCP where it means something different, and is now associated personally with Xi Jinping, writes John Gittings.

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Xi Jinping

Xi’s vision for China after the 20th Congress

With the conclusion of the 20th Congress of the CCP, Xi Jinping has made himself at least as powerful as Mao Zedong who imposed totalitarianism in China. This is good news for him, but bad news for China and the world, writes Professor Steve Tsang.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Iron Man

Duncan Bartlett writes that while John Lee has the backing of China’s Communist Party to be the new CEO of Hong Kong, the city’s international reputation is at stake following a turbulent period.

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