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# Xi Jinping

Last month
November 2023
Biden and Xi agree to restore military communications despite 'dictator' comment
The two leaders remained far apart on the issue of Taiwan, with the Chinese president telling his US counterpart to stop arming the island.
Biden says goal of meeting with Xi Jinping is to improve US-China communications
The two leaders will meet at a summit in San Francisco today.
This year
Xi and Putin to deepen decade-long friendship at Beijing summit
Their relationship has been a constant despite a decade of difficult relations with Western countries.
Chinese foreign minister removed from office months after disappearing from the public eye
The minister’s absence sparked a storm of speculation that the confidant of President Xi Jinping had fallen from grace.
Biden voices confidence he will meet Xi Jinping soon despite 'dictators' jab
US President Joe Biden rejected “this theory that the relationship with China is collapsing”
China to send delegation to Ukraine after Xi and Zelenskyy make first phone call since war
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that during the call Xi told Zelenskyy “talks and negotiation” were the “only way out” of the war.
'I can count on you to bring Russia to its senses', Macron tells Xi Jinping in China
Western pressure is mounting on China to take a more active role in the peace process in Ukraine.
Putin and Xi hail 'new era' of ties in united front against West on second day of visit
The Chinese president invited his Russian counterpart to visit China this year.
Putin tells Xi Jinping Russia is ready to discuss China's plan to end Ukraine war during talks
The Chinese president’s three-day trip serves as a show of support for Putin after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
Rumoured talks between Zelenskyy and Xi may be sign of 'wider support' for Ukraine, Ryan says
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also due to travel to Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded historic third term after ceremonial vote of 2,952 to 0
The vote was by the ceremonial National People’s Congress, with members appointed by the ruling party.
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko 'fully supports' China's 'Peace Plan' for Ukraine
China recently published a position paper on Moscow’s war in Ukraine insisting it is a neutral party and calling for dialogue.
Zelenskyy plans to meet China's Xi Jinping after Beijing calls for urgent peace talks
Zelenskyy also said he was doing his best to prevent Chinese arms supplies to Russia to avoid any risk of ‘World War III’.
Last year
China's leader Xi Jinping says country is on the ‘right side of history’ in New Year's address
Speaking on national television, Xi largely avoided directly addressing issues confronting the country.
Explainer: What's happening with Covid-19 in China?
The country has abandoned its harsh zero-covid approach, but an explosion of cases has prompted concerns about the outbreak spreading to other countries.
Xi Jinping secures historic third term as China's leader
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term.
Former Chinese president Hu removed from Congress
Hu’s departure was left unexplained, and Chinese censors appeared to quickly scrub any recent references to him from the internet.
Censors step in after protests against Communist leadership in Beijing
Internet censors deleted social media posts after reports that banners criticising Xi Jinping were displayed in the capital.
Russian President and Chinese leader hail 'great power' ties at talks defying West
It was their first face-to-face talks since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call
The leaders of China and US agreed to hold their first in-person summit.
China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support
President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin declared in Beijing last month that their friendship had ‘no limits’.
Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
All time
China vows to respond after US imposes sanctions on Xinjiang
The law is the latest in a series intensifying US penalties over China’s alleged abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region.
Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit
The video-link summit took place last night in Washington and early this morning in Beijing.
NBA star calls Chinese president a 'brutal dictator'
Enes Kanter has strongly criticised Xi Jinping.
'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.
Trump asked China's president for help in boosting re-election prospects, former advisor says in tell-all book
John Bolton wrote that the US President “saw conspiracies behind rocks” in his book due to be published next week.
Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases
China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.
Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters
The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.
Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue
He made the comments during a visit to Nepal at the weekend.
Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong
Protesters had taken to the streets as mainland China marks 70 years of communist rule.
Trump escalates trade war with threats to place more tariffs on Chinese imports
The US president made the announcement in a series of Tweets.
'Back on track': China and US agree to restart trade talks
Washington has committed not to impose any new tariffs on Beijing’s exports.
China's Xi backs second North Korea-US summit, hoping they'll 'meet each other halfway'
US-North Korea talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have stalled since the first summit in June.
China clears path for Xi Jinping to rule for life
The parliament voted 2,958 in favour and two against abolishing presidential term limits.
China U20 team to start playing in German league
The senior national team has long been an embarrassment to the country and are currently ranked down in 77th in the Fifa world rankings.
China blocks mentions of Winnie the Pooh on social media after memes compare him to President
Comments referencing Pooh’s Chinese name turned up error messages saying the user could not proceed because “this content is illegal”.
Tight security as Hong Kong celebrates 20 years since British handover
Demonstrators gathered in one area chanting: “End one-party dictatorship.”
'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal
Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.