China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday claimed the triumphant combination of socialism and traditional Chinese culture alongside the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) “helped save a great number of lives” from the worst predations of the global coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping Praises ‘Extraordinary and Historic’ Victory of Chinese Socialism, W.H.O. in Coronavirus Battle
Xi exchanged verbal messages with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Xi sent a verbal message to Pakistani President Arif Alvi and exchanged messages with Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of Laos. … [Read more...] about China: Absentee Xi Jinping ‘Did Not Sleep Well’ as Coronavirus Pandemic Worsened
Xi “presented medals to the four outstanding individuals, and delivered a speech at the ceremony,” the CCP mouthpiece Global Times reported on Tuesday. Respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan received China’s highest national honor, the Medal of the Republic, “for delivering timely information on the latest epidemic situation and leading the formulation of diagnosis and treatment guidelines.” … [Read more...] about China’s Xi Jinping Honors Bioweapons Expert, Doctor Who Suggested Foreign Coronavirus Origin
It's unclear how likely the bill is to pass; though it has four other Republican cosponsors, there are also only a few months left in this congressional session. If it isn't signed into law by the session's end in January, it'll have to be scrapped and later re-introduced. … [Read more...] about US lawmakers want to stop calling Xi Jinping a President. But will he care?
Thomas Kellogg, executive director of Georgetown Law Asia, wrote last year that were Xi to follow the traditional 10-year term limit, "no doubt (he) could find a way to include himself in future high-flying global confabs, just as he could insert himself into key national meetings usually chaired by the Chinese president." … [Read more...] about China to drop presidential term limits, clearing way for Xi Jinping to stay on