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With Xi’s Power Grab, China Joins New Era of Strongmen

Advertisement BEIJING — There was a time, not so long ago, when a Chinese leader setting himself up as ruler for life would have stirred international condemnation for bucking the global trend toward greater democracy. Now, such an action seems fully in keeping with moves by many countries in the ...

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China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

Advertisement BEIJING — China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao ...

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Worries Rise as Pope and China Edge Closer to Deal on Bishops

Advertisement ROME — Pope Francis and his diplomats have been quietly pouring energy into negotiations with the Chinese government that could help end a decades-long dispute over control of the Catholic Church in the country. But as signs of a possible breakthrough have emerged — how bishops get ordained has ...

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Collision Near China Leaves Iranian Oil Tanker in Flames

Advertisement HONG KONG — Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, the Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF ...

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China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay

Advertisement BEIJING — China said on Thursday that it would temporarily exempt foreign companies from paying tax on their earnings, a bid to keep American businesses from taking their profits out of China following Washington’s overhaul of the United States tax code. There is, however, a catch: To be eligible, ...

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