Tag Archives: feature article

China’s current great leader

7 Apr

Evan Osnos of the New Yorker has this indepth story of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, detailing his humble past, his rise, and his reign as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao, though not necessarily in a good way. It’s an interesting piece which paints him as a formidable leader with a humble past during which his father experienced political persecution and Xi was sent to a rural village as a teen. Xi has not been shy in exercising his power, carrying out a protracted anti-corruption crackdown whilst also increasing censorship and arrests of activists, among other things.

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World Cup’s China connections, and Beijing Guoan

13 Jun

The World Cup kicked off yesterday and though China is not in it, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good football articles about China around. For instance, feast on this feature story about Beijing Guoan and its rabid fans and culture, with some Chinese social commentary and football history thrown into the mix.
Then, here are 10 ways that China is connected with this year’s World Cup, including making the official ball, fake sick notes, and the president himself, Big X, possibly making an appearance at the final. There will also be 6 players from the top Chinese football league who’ll be at the World Cup representing their respective countries.