In October 1966—50 years ago—Chinese leader Mao Zedong appeared on Tiananmen Square in Beijing to address an audience of 1.5 million Red Guards, the paramilitary youth he had called upon to tear down the Communist Party hierarchy. "Long live the Red Guards!" he shouted, to roars of approval. "Long live the great Cultural Revolution!" [ more › ]
IN 1989 the movement for democracy brought the Chinese Communist Party to within days of extinction. According to official reports, on one day alone, May 22nd, 6m people joined demonstrations in 132 cities across the country. The party's immediate response was to use the people's army to crush the people by force, in Tiananmen Square. Show More Summary
On October 8, a performance commemorating the anniversary of the Long March of the Red Army of the Communist Party of China will be presented in San Gabriel, CA. The post Chinese Propaganda Comes to Southern California appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
In an unusual meeting, the Chinese president said the Communist Party must take a greater role in the boardroom — despite earlier pledges toward reform.
In 2010 and 2014, political scientist Bruce Dickson collaborated with Chinese scholars to survey public perceptions of China’s ruling Communist Party. Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with some 4,000 people in 50 cities across the country. The results may come as a surprise: The regime enjoys high levels of popular support. In his new book, “The Dictator’s […]
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed the former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou for life on Friday after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on graft.
The Chinese Communist Party’s handpicked “alternative” to the Dalai Lama has not succeeded in persuading the faithful of his legitimacy, a Washington Post article indicates. Gyaltsen Norbu, known as the “Chinese Panchen,” has been on...Show More Summary
Over the last decade, there have been more than four billion domestic trips made to sites significant to the Communist Party of China’s history—also known as “Red Tourism.” But these trips aren’t just limited to China.
The Yuhuatai Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs is hallowed ground for the Chinese Communist Party. Here stand a soaring monument and super-life-size reliefs to honor the memory of party members, most then operating as secret agents, executed by the Nationalist government in the 1930s and ’40s....
Robert Farley Politics, Asia How might China’s domestic and foreign policy have fared in the absence of the Great Helmsman? For thirty-seven years, Mao Zedong occupied a singular position atop the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), governing organization of the world’s largest country. Show More Summary
The People's Republic of China was created by a revolutionary upheaval spearheaded by Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong. The 40th anniversary of his death is Sept. 9 and as it nears, Chinese President Xi Jinping expresses reverence...Show More Summary
“The 12 ‘core socialist values’ are memorized by schoolchildren, featured in college entrance exams, printed on stamps and lanterns, and splashed on walls across China. Now they have made their way into 20 song-and-dance routines that the authorities in Hunan Province plan to promote to the country’s millions of ‘square dancers,’ the mostly middle-aged and […]
For China, 2016 is a year of anniversaries. It’s been 95 years since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), 50 years since the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, and 40 years since the death of Mao Zedong, Communist China’s founding father. More than ever, the CCP is fighting for control over its historical narrative. Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled three top provincial-level Communist Party posts as he seeks to place his men in key positions ahead of a once-every-five-years congress next year, and more new appointments are likely soon.
It’s just not as much fun being a Chinese Communist Party cadre any more. Largely gone now are the lavish banquets where you could while away the best part of a day in an orgy of food, booze and cigarettes. It’s no longer politically correct to show ordinary people just how important you are by […]
Top editors at a beleaguered Chinese magazine known for challenging Communist Party orthodoxy said they would rather pull the plug on the publication than watch it get co-opted by authorities.Du Daozheng, the 93-year-old publisher of...Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - A collection of documents from Zhao Ziyang, who was China's reformist Communist Party chief until he was toppled in 1989 for opposing the Tiananmen crackdown, has been smuggled out of the country and will be published in Hong Kong this month, according to a publishing house that is turning them into a book.
The day that the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China had been stealing islands in the South China Sea, the Chinese Communist Party Youth League shared this viral video of young Chinese patriots saying "South Sea arbitration, who cares?" (more…)
“BEHEMOTH” took documentary-film audiences last year on a journey from the mines of inner Mongolia to a ghost city west of Beijing. Forlorn workers extract coal to power empty buildings. Without any dialogue, the film plays up fears that the government's rapid expansion is an economic hoax expediting environmental ruin.
Chinese soldiers stand in formation in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. June 30 marked the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 95th anniversary. China will never compromise on sovereignty, President Xi Jinping said on July 1 ahead of an international tribunal ruling over Beijing's South China Sea maritime claims, as he celebrated [...]