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 [...]
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Friday that the biggest threat to the ruling Communist Party is corruption, as he used the party's 95th birthday to also warn against any threats to China's security and Taiwan independence.
Lady Gaga is banned in China after meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama Sunday before the United States Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Indiana, reported CNET. The meeting prompted Chinese officials from the communist party’s propaganda department to issue a ban on Lady Gaga in China, blocking the singer’s entire body of work from access... Show More Summary
China's Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (in English, "Publicity Department") spends $10B/year -- only part of its budget -- getting the official Chinese party line into foreign news outlets, with the rest of its activity directed internally, at government communications discipline and media censorship. (more…)
A video on the Facebook page of China's People's Daily, the official media organisation of the Chinese Communist Party, apparently shows e mployees at a "Rural Commercial Bank" being spanked by their manager for not "exceeding themselves." Details...Show More Summary
On Thursday morning in Shanghai, Walt Disney Company Chairman Bob Iger and “a phalanx of Chinese Communist Party officials” cut the ribbon on the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort, the company's first theme park in mainland China. The...Show More Summary
Walt Disney Co. opened its Shanghai theme park Thursday, its first in mainland China, with speeches by Communist Party leaders, a Chinese children's choir, Sleeping Beauty, and other Disney characters. Vice Premier Wang Yang joined Disney CEO Bob Iger in cutting a red ribbon as the park opened, signaling the...
The Chinese government attaches great importance to all kinds of cooperation with Turkmenistan, said Song Tao, minister of the International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TELLS KERRY TO DIVEST HIS INVESTMENT IN CHINESE FIRM: Tibet Water Resources, Llc., is a firm close to the Chinese Communist party. Perhaps that’s why it has such a sweet deal to exploit Tibet’s rich mountain waters, which it sells in Europe as a competitor to Evian and Perrier. Guess who is […]
Is this for real? When it comes to social media in China, it can be hard to tell. The ruling Communist Party blocks Facebook and Twitter, but also uses both platforms in a bid to bolster the country's soft power abroad. Between party-controlled media and government accounts, the tone of their English-language offerings ranges from earnest to awkward to […]
Several leading Australia media outlets (including Fairfax media and Sky News) have signed distribution deals with the Propaganda Department of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. These deals were signed during the little-publicisedShow More Summary
Neil Thomas History, Asia Is it possible? This month marks 50 years since the official beginning of China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. On 16 May 1966, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party issued an internal circular denouncing ‘revisionists’ in the Party leadership. Show More Summary
A new trend of copying the Chinese Communist Party's constitution is causing a political stir.
China's new NGO law is intended to strengthen control by the Chinese Communist Party over Chinese society, writes expert contributor Stanley Lubman.
Although the Chinese Communist Party is officially atheist, the country's constitution allows "freedom of religious belief," and the practice of formal religion has expanded in China, in fits and starts, for decades. The number of Chinese...Show More Summary