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Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.

China canceled the central event of its political calendar because of the coronavirus, a stark symbol of how it has lost control of the outbreak

Delaying the National People's Congress is an admission of China's struggle to control the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 2,500 people.
Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump in 2007 in Manor, New York.

Mike Bloomberg and Donald Trump’s shared love of executive power makes them strongman soulmates

Like Trump in the White House, Bloomberg used his time as mayor power to push through policies — often illegal — that he decided were a good idea.
A composite image of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Even the US government is forecasting that China will fail to deliver on their trade deal promises to Trump

The federal government is projecting China will buy $14 billion of US farm goods, falling far short of an ambitious goal of the Phase One trade deal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of People in Beijing in March 2018.

China is considering postponing the central event of its political calendar, an embarrassing admission that it has lost control of the coronavirus

China delayed its annual "two sessions" parliamentary meeting, suggesting the extent of the coronavirus threat on the 8,000-strong meeting.
Medical staff rally before taking over a temporary hospital in an exhibition center in Wuhan, Hubei province, on February 5, 2020.

China sacked a brace of top officials in Hubei province, likely in a move to protect Xi Jinping from people’s anger over the coronavirus outbrea...

Xi Jinping has avoided involving himself in the fight against the Wuhan coronavrius. Experts say it indicates that Beijing wants to dodge the blame.
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work at Anhuali Community in Beijing, China, February 10, 2020.

Xi Jinping finally appeared on the front lines of China’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus. Here’s what that could mean for his respons...

After more than a month, China's president finally appeared in public on Monday, making a tightly-controlled appearance in Beijing.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, (center) wears a mask while speaking to medical worker at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan on January 27.

Xi Jinping has turned invisible during China’s coronavirus epidemic, likely to cover his back in case things go badly wrong

The Wuhan coronavirus is seriously testing China's Communist Party. Hundreds are dead and people have accused officials of withholding information.
Boris Johnson's father Stanley (left), pictured here during the 2019 UK general election, has met with the Chinese ambassador to the UK.

Boris Johnson took another page out of Trump’s book by sending a family member — his dad — on a diplomatic mission

Boris Johnson has drawn further comparisons to Trump after his father unofficially met the Chinese ambassador and discussed the coronavirus.

Even in the midst of its worst crisis in 15 years, China still handed Trump a mortifying loss

The UK will allow Huawei to build out some of its 5G telecom systems. Consider it another blow to Trump's foreign-policy "strategy."
Xi Jinping.

Xi Jinping warned of the ‘grave situation’ created by the ‘accelerating’ spread of coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a special meeting to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, promising 'prevention and control.'