Xi’s China

Widely seen as the country’s most powerful leader in 40 years President Xi Jinping has strengthened his grip over all aspects of China from its politics to the military and civil society

The president is wresting control of economic policy away from other parts of government

The People’s Liberation Army has undergone a root-and-branch overhaul under the ‘commander-in-chief’

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired