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John Simpson is World Affairs Editor of BBC News, having worked for the corporation since the beginning of his career in 1970. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including 30 war zones, and interviewed many world leaders.
Under Xi Jinping, the party appears unassailable and increasingly hostile to the West.
The Emily Maitlis row has shown the challenge the BBC faces: to be stimulating and challenging without turning into Fox News.
A return to the scene of the 20th century’s greatest accidental revolution.
Thirty years on, the events that took place in Beijing remain misunderstood – and the Chinese government wants to keep it that way.
Now I was going to stay at the BBC, I had to do an intensive and radical rewrite of my novel, sharpish.
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.
We desperately need a return to calm and moderation.
If this was indeed a warning from the electorate, Erdogan is unlikely to go quiet and soothe the feelings of the losers.
I recently worked out I've been near death nine times. This incident made it ten.