Xi Jinping

The past week has offered a unique chance to compare politics in the world’s two biggest powers. The opaque formality of the Communist party congress in China makes an almost comic contrast with the made-for-television razzmatazz of the US presidential election.

These are the pieces that prompted discussion on the world desk today: 

By Ruona Agbroko

Here are some of the articles that have grabbed our attention from today’s FT and elsewhere: