Xi Jinping

Facebook apologizes for vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc blames a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

India’s long infatuation with Russia must end

Against the backdrop of China-Russia ties growing stronger, India must urgently review its geopolitical options.

January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020

Facebook apologizes for vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc blames a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

Reminding the world of the importance of multilateralism

The 10th BRICS summit (July 25-27, 2018) has just concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted China's President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Michel Temer.

February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018

Xi set for long rule

China's ruling Communist Party yesterday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

Xi Jinping bores party into submission, takes over world

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has recently been bandied about by serial exaggerators like The Economist, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy as the most powerful man in the world.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

HK booksellers 'author' attacks China

A Chinese writer has told the BBC he is the co-author of a provocative book about China's leader Xi Jinping, that some believe sparked the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Presidents of China, Taiwan to hold historic meeting

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore this weekend, the two sides said, in what will be the first meeting between leaders from the rivals since the end of a civil war in 1949.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

China to sign UK nuclear plant deal

China's leader Xi Jinping is expected to put the seal later on its contribution to what will be the first UK nuclear power plant to be built in a generation.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

China pledges $2bn for developing world

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase investment.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

A long agenda for Xi and Obama

When Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama meet in the United States in a few days time, they will not be short of things to talk about.