Xi Jinping reappears… via Xinhua Now that Xi Jinping has come back into the news… when will we really know what it all means? All the best mysteries in Chinese politics last for decades. But for all the thousands of words written on “mystery surrounds” stories, I think this one will ultimately..
Rumors and Chinese politics are nothing new. In fact, my memories of my four years as Reuters Beijing bureau chief in the 1990s are filled with frustrating days and nights trying to track down some intriguing/important/insane/incomprehensible rumor about political change, leaders’ health, diplomatic machination or fundamental shift in the landscape. Some turned out..