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Media Beat

Has Xi Jinping Gotten His Crown?

For months, observers of China’s political terrain have speculated on what phrase will come to symbolize the Chinese president’s rise to paramount leader status. We might now have our answer. Read More

Media Beat

A Quick Scan at the NPC

China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) is one of the country’s biggest news events of the year. But restrictions on substantive reporting about policies can mean, paradoxically, a slow news week for Chinese media. Here’s one of this week’s first distraction stories. Read More