A security checkpoint outside a compound at Beidaihe in Qinhuangdao city in Hebei province. Photo: Simon Song

Turning tides at the seaside: beach resort Beidaihe loses its place in the Chinese political sun

Political elites have rubbed shoulders at the sandy beaches of Beidaihe since the 1950s. But the significance of the meeting has ebbed in recent years as President Xi Jinping seeks to shift the Communist Party away from collective governance

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A security checkpoint outside a compound at Beidaihe in Qinhuangdao city in Hebei province. Photo: Simon Song
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