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China's Communist Party to meet next week, further cement Xi's grip on power

The only such meeting this year paves the way to its 20th party congress next autumn -- at which Xi is widely expected to be handed a third term in office, cementing his position as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
China's President Xi Jinping (File Photo / AFP)
China's President Xi Jinping (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 10:37 AM IST
AFP |

‘Taiwan question’ will be resolved, no external interference needed: China

Speaking in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the revolution that ended the country's last imperial dynasty, Xi said the biggest obstacle to the reunification of China was the "Taiwan independence" force.
Hostesses refill tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday. (AP)
Hostesses refill tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday. (AP)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 11:17 AM IST
PTI |

China’s 70-year parade shows economic and military might

The event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 10:33 AM IST
Associated Press | ByAssociated Press

China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong braces for unrest

A phalanx of tanks and other military hardware will roll across Tiananmen Square under the gaze of President Xi Jinping, the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse
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