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Latest update : 2017-10-18

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on power. Xi is already China's most powerful leader in decades, but could he use the world's biggest political party and its 89 million members to cement that grip and stay in power beyond the customary two terms? And to what end?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Teng BIAO

Academic, lawyer and human rights activist, US-Asia Institute

Alice EKMAN

Head of China Research, French Institute of International Relations

Chunyan LI

Founder of FEIDA Consulting, Author of "Succeeding in the Chinese Market"

Andre LOESEKRUG-PIETRI

Founder, ACAPITAL Equity Investment Fund

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2018-02-23 gun control

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

The latest Florida shooting resulted in 17 deaths and shook the corridors of power in Washington. Donald Trump is now talking about reviewing who is allowed to buy certain types...

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2018-02-22 Africa

Boko Haram kidnappings: Can Nigerian schoolgirls be protected?

A brazen attack by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has once more sounded the alarm. As many as 100 girls are believed to still be missing after the mass kidnapping in Yobe...

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2018-02-21 migrants

Tightening grip: French government unveils controversial migrant law

President Macron promised to make it easier for young people to claim asylum in France while reforming the system. A new bill was unveiled today by the interior minister Gérard...

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2018-02-20 Syria

Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

With Bashar al-Assad sending Syrian forces to Afrin to support the Kurds against the Turkish offensive, the balance of power in the region has changed yet again. Turkish...

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2018-02-19 USA

Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

The revulsion after the latest school gun killings in the United States has shocked the world and brought a remarkable response from the children who survived the attack. They...

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