John Simpson

The Third Plenary Session Of The National People's Congress (NPC)

Roll up for the Bo Xilai show

24 August 2013 9:00 am

China’s fallen princeling has a new role to play: one he may not enjoy

South Africans Pray For Nelson Mandela As His Condition Improves

Why is Nelson Mandela's health a state secret?

6 April 2013 9:00 am

A distasteful culture of news management has arisen around South Africa’s former president

China's Growth At Stake As Communist Party Congress Begins

End of the Party?

17 November 2012 9:00 am

Chinese communism may not survive to mark its centenary


What should happen now?

27 October 2012 9:00 am

If you work for the BBC, you dislike seeing the outfit’s name in the headlines. It usually means the BBC…


Rebel island

15 September 2012 9:00 am

The people of Hong Kong are increasingly fierce in defence of their freedom


The office of last resort

4 August 2012 6:00 am

An encounter with China’s petitioners


Dear boss…

7 July 2012 6:00 am

Advice for the BBC’s incoming director general

Bias, Boris and the Beeb

19 May 2012 3:00 pm

A political commissar as director-general is the last thing the BBC needs

Savile Row revolutionary

5 May 2012 5:00 pm

I knew Bo Xilai before he was an old-school Maoist

A new Argy-bargy

31 March 2012 2:00 pm

Will there be trouble in the Falklands on the thirtieth anniversary of the invasion?

Putin power

3 March 2012 6:00 am

The Russian leader will be re-elected on Sunday, but his authority seems to be waning