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Xi Jinping stands tall but challenges mounting: Analysts

China President Xi Jinping. (Photo: AFP)

Xi has become the 'big boss' of the Communist Party outpacing others

Anti-ship missiles highlight shifting power

China’s unveiling of “carrier-killer” missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said.

Ordinary people barred from display

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a car to review the Army during a parade in Beijing (Photo: AP)

It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders, Beijing residen

Xi Jinping announces troop cuts by 2017

Xi Jinping applauds with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Russia President Putin

China does not seek hegemony, battle with Japan a decisive battle between justice and evil, says Xi

On WWII parade eve, Xi Jinping slams Japanese invaders


China's President Xi Jinping (right) receives a necktie from Russian veteran Y.N. Yasnev after he received a medal from Mr Xi during a ceremony to honour veterans of World War II and their family members in Beijing on Wednesday. — AP

China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

(Photo: AP)

The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardwar

China’s parade draws Putin & Bashir, but few major leaders

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Beijing, China, on Tuesday.

Mr Xi on Tuesday welcomed Mr Bashir as an “old friend of the Chinese people

Pakistan says almost all Uighur militants eliminated from its territory

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. (Photo: AFP)

We have successfuly eradicated terrorism from our country, says Mamnoon Hussain

Beijing show fails to silence critics

A thrilling world athletics championships in Beijing failed to silence growing questions about doping, giving the sport’s new boss Sebastian Coe much to ponder as he heads towards an Olympic year.

China parade draws Vladimir Putin, but few other major world leaders

Vladimir Putin (Photo: AFP)

Britain, Germany and Japan are dispatching only retired government leaders

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The agitation of the Patels in Gujarat has once again brought attention to the infuriating business of reservations in education and jobs.