10 May 2024

Asia correspondent Ed White

From Nine To Noon, 9:50 am on 10 May 2024
Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech at a symposium held by the CPC Central Committee to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Comrade Mao Zedong at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on 26 December, 2023.

 Image of Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photo: Xie Huanchi / XINHUA / Xinhua via AFP

Chinese president Xi Jinping has made his first trip to Europe since the Covid-19 pandemic, where he was met by varying receptions across different countries.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ramping up the rhetoric against Muslim people as he vies reelection. And a popular Hong Kong anthem has been banned for its ties to pro-democracy demonstrations.

Ed White is a correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Shanghai.