Entries from Zhongnanhai tagged with 'politics'

The Hu-Siew Hainan handshake could be PR fodder for the DL

Events on Hainan Island this past weekend have created a potentially interesting international PR situation when it comes to Beijing's stance on its 'internal affairs of state.' At this weekend's Boao Forum for Asia, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with...

ZNH Podcast, sort of: Explaining China to western radio talk show hosts

We're exploring the possibilities of doing a regular podcast here on ZHN, like other ones we've worked on in the past. Until then, this will have to do. I've been getting an increasing number of requests to appear on radio...

Resources, not Tibet or torches, likely to dominate the 'Mandarin Auzzie's' Beijing agenda

Tomorrow marks a very interesting time politically for one of China's most important regional partners. Australian President Kevin Rudd will arrive here tomorrow to meet with his Chinese counterparts, the last leg of his first major international tour. And while...

Zimbabwe elections bad news for Beijing

Beijing is facing a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't scenario right now in southern Africa, and one that threatens to bring more heat on a central Chinese government already struggling to paint a positive image of itself in the midst of international criticism...