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Gang of thieves takes millions of RMB from corrupt officials' homes

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week, The Beijing News reported on a rather ingenious group of robbers that preyed on the homes of Communist Party officials for two years with little attention from police. Because the robberies—sometimes involving sums of more than a million yuan—were almost never reported. [ more › ]

Why China’s Central Bank Is OK Being Dependent on the Government

China’s central bank isn’t politically independent. Before it makes big decisions it needs approvals from either the top bodies of government or the Communist Party—and sometimes both.

China asserting control by denying Hong Kong Democracy

WASHINGTON — China, under pressure from disaffected and upset Hong Kong residents, sent its highest-ranking official in the city to meet with disgruntled city politicians. The central government, run by the Communist Party in Beijing, is planning to release an edict on electoral reform. Reuters reported Hong Kong still vies for full democracy, something they enjoyed […]

“The People’s War Will Be Victorious, ‘You Shall See It!’”

Comrades of the Communist Party of Peru! Combatants of the People’s Guerrilla Army! Peruvian People! : We are living historic moments, each of us knows that this is the case, let us not fool ourselves. In these moments we must strengthen all forces to confront difficulties and continue carrying out our tasks. And we [...]

A ‘Stain’ on China: Full Statement from Mother of Murdered U.K. Businessman

It’s been almost a year since Bo Xilai, the onetime Chinese Communist Party bigwig, was convicted of corruption and abuse of power, and more than two years since his wife was jailed for the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood.

A New Definition of Chinese Patriotism

Communist authorities are increasingly insisting that loving the party is a precursor to loving the country.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Leader: ‘We Want to Get Arrested’

Benny Tai, a legal scholar in Hong Kong, has become one of the Chinese Communist Party's biggest irritants as he spearheads the city’s Occupy Central movement with two other activists.

A Little Bit Pregnant

Now here's something you don't see every day in China - a full blown, peaceful demonstration in favour of greater democracy and an end to a corrupt system in which Communist Party stooges make all the key decisions about the running of Hong Kong's affairs. Show More Summary

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Four major changes have occurred in China since President Xi Jinping took power: the concentration of power in the hands of Xi, an iron-handed war against corruption, the bold "Third Plenary Session reforms" and much tighter controls...Show More Summary

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Four major changes have occurred in China since President Xi Jinping took power: the concentration of power in the hands of Xi, an iron-handed war against corruption, the bold "Third Plenary Session reforms" and much tighter controls...Show More Summary

Doubters Question China’s Corruption Push

The recent study examining the lives and labors of Communist party cadres in Shandong province is noteworthy not only because it shows that many Chinese officials have a tough time staying clean. It’s also a telling example of the tension within China’s political circles about the best way to wage war against corruption.

Far From Home: Survey Says Living Apart From Families Leads Many to Corruption

Chinese researchers are trying to quantify what makes Communist Party cadres tick – and what may lead them down the path to graft.

Beijing Turns Its Back on Pragmatism in Hong Kong Democracy Debate

Distrust of the Chinese Communist Party runs deep in Hong Kong, a city built largely by refugees from famine and party-sponsored political violence in mainland China.

Angela Davis: Political Activist

Angela Davis is an African American political activist, philosopher, and retired professor. Davis was a leader of the Communist Party USA and, though never an

S.Africa's capital considers naming street after Mao

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong was added to the list of possible names for streets and buildings in the South African capital Pretoria on Thursday despite protest from opposition parties. The ruling African National Congress pushed...Show More Summary

How the SATs may undermine China’s Communist Party

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

“SAT reform causes worry of ideology intrusion,” China’s official Xinhua news agency wrote this week. Earlier this year, the U.S. College Board amended its syllabus for its Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT, to include reading passages from the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Show More Summary

China says wants to mend ties with Vietnam: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top official of China's Communist Party told a special envoy from Vietnam on Tuesday the two neighbors should try to rebuild their battered ties after a flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency said. Show More Summary

China links: WeChat, Clive Palmer, South Korea, pigs, robots, Deng, Mao, Xi and More

The Communist Party of China has opened a WeChat account. 'The majority of the world's feed crops are destined for China's pigs.' So who will feed the pigs? Fergus Ryan argues that Julie Bishop should not have apologised to the Chinese...Show More Summary

The Chinese Communist Party Just Opened a WeChat Account

An eclectic social media debut for the world's largest political organization.

Look both ways

3 weeks agoNews : Banyan

TO start the new week, Vietnam announced that it would be sending a senior official from its Communist Party to Beijing, to promote "healthy" bilateral relations between the two countries. On the very same day Vietnamese diplomats were...Show More Summary

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