In February it became known that Xi was planning to abolish the rule that limited China’s president to two five-year terms.
For years now, the official Chinese position has been that no one was killed in Tiananmen Square.
If this was indeed a warning from the electorate, Erdogan is unlikely to go quiet and soothe the feelings of the losers.
Last Friday morning, within a few hours of the street massacre in Nice, I arrived in Paris.
Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne reveals how Blair exagerrated evidence from the intelligence services to parliament – and the public.
The Taliban have been focusing their attacks on Kabul, with far-reaching results. Afghans are now the second-largest group of migrants to Europe.
Suppose you lived in a black township outside an unprepossessing little dorp like Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg. Would you really worry about lions and elephants when a life-and-death struggle was going on in the streets of your own town?
It has been hard, over the years, to explain to western readers and viewers the deep contradictions of Iran.
Is the Iraqi army irremediably useless? Will it cause the government in Baghdad to lose the war? It's not as bad as it seems.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
The Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by Islamic State last summer – but now the government forces are pushing back.