I'll get something up shortly on the no vote in Scotland, but first here is a nice article on what Xi has been doing in China. It comes from the Economist. By the way if you go to that site too often and it starts blocking part of your article, just put the title in a search engine and you will be able to see it in its entirety.
The article on Xi is great as it covers a large number of terms you are teaching your students such as: Cultural Revolution, collectivist consensus, Mao, Deng, Communist Party, corruption, free market, one child per family policy, the plight of the migrant workers and the Central Committee. About the only major thing not dealt with is human rights.