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The Communist Party’s 20th Central Committee – who are the new faces?

The Communist Party’s 20th Central Committee – who are the new faces?

The top leadership body of China’s Communist Party has new and younger members. See who has stayed and who has left.

8 Nov 2022 - 1:06PM
Visual explainer: the key people in charge of China’s military

Visual explainer: the key people in charge of China’s military

Who sits on the seven-member body that runs the People’s Liberation Army?

23 Oct 2022 - 6:05PM
China’s apex of power: the 20th Politburo and its Standing Committee

China’s apex of power: the 20th Politburo and its Standing Committee

What significant changes have been made to the Politburo and its Standing Committee?

24 Oct 2022 - 3:39PM
The Communist Party congress starts this Sunday. The Post looks at why it matters to Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So

Explainer | China’s 20th Communist Party congress and why it matters to Hong Kong

The Post unpacks the significance of the coming leadership meet and what we can expect from Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s report.

15 Oct 2022 - 10:14AM
Delegates will gather at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s 20th party congress next week. Photo: AFP

Explainer | How are China’s 20th Communist Party congress delegates chosen?

The selection process is very different from elections in the West and requires multiple rounds of recommendations and reviews.

11 Oct 2022 - 11:53PM
President Xi Jinping waves as he walks ahead of other members of the Politburo Standing Committee during a dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30, the eve of the National Day holiday. Photo: AP

Explainer | How are China’s top Communist Party leaders nominated?

The way members of the party’s Politburo and its Standing Committee are selected has always been opaque.

10 Oct 2022 - 9:03AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao on June 10, 2018. Xi is using his first trip abroad since the start of the pandemic to promote China’s strategic ambitions at this year’s summit of the Central Asian security group. Photo: AP

Explainer | What’s at stake during Xi Jinping’s first trip overseas since the pandemic began?

The world has changed significantly since China’s president last travelled overseas, and his trip will be closely watched for signals about China’s next moves.

13 Sep 2022 - 10:58PM
Xi Jinping has reshaped China’s economy since becoming president in 2013. Photo: Reuters

Explainer | ‘Xiconomics’: 7 policies that shaped China’s economy over the past decade

Xi Jinping’s wide-ranging economic reforms have seen China expand its global influence with the Belt and Road Initiative and reorient domestic development through ‘Dual Circulation’.

13 Oct 2022 - 11:11AM