Communist Party

Who's a real patriot? Who cares!

Yu Zhengsheng. Photo: Xinhua

This "patriot" word game is getting tiresome. But it should at least have ended for now with the June 4 vigil that was held last week when organisers were forced by "self-autonomy" activists to drop any mention of it in their slogans.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 3:38am 4 comments

Party mouthpiece People's Daily quacks about outbreak of ducks

Developers are using yellow ducks to attract buyers. Photo: AFP

The official mouthpiece of the Communist Party condemned an outbreak of giant yellow ducks across the country yesterday, after imitations of an artwork in Hong Kong landed in several mainland cities.

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 16.5-metre-tall yellow inflatable has been a sensation in Hong Kong and the mainland since its installation in Victoria Harbour a month ago.

4 Jun 2013 - 10:30am

Attack on Western values sparks fears over prospects for political reform

President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

A flagship Communist Party magazine has denounced Western values in a move seen as a further attempt by Beijing to tighten its ideological grip, triggering concerns that the prospects for political reform remain dim.

4 Jun 2013 - 4:37am 5 comments

Inspection teams fan out to enforce curbs on graft

Bo Xilai

The Communist Party's leadership has sent special inspection teams to Chongqing, Jiangxi, Guizhou and a state-owned enterprise in a high-profile campaign to curb corrupt practices.

Chongqing was at the centre of controversy last year after the downfall of its former party chief Bo Xilai . His trial on corruption charges is pending.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:20am

Chinese trade barbs in British Columbia election campaign

Frank Yunrong Huang (right), during a campaign stop in Richmond in the build-up to British Columbia's provincial election. Photo: Reuters

Campaigning for British Columbia's provincial election has been marred by vicious infighting among the Chinese community, with one candidate branded a secret member of China's Communist Party.

10 May 2013 - 3:30am 2 comments

Communist Party mouthpiece website deletes poll after embarrassing results

Communist Party mouthpiece website deletes poll after embarrassing results

人民论坛投票,关于中国梦、党的领导,结果不出所料,但是值得深思 ,你可以选择参与… ,也可以直接看截图或者结果…

15 Apr 2013 - 3:49pm

Kerala's anti-US communists allow McDonald's to open first outlet

Kerala's first McDonald's, in the Lulu Shopping Mall, Kochi.

The opening of a new McDonald's outlet in India is not usually news. The fast-food chain already boasts 300 restaurants. But for McDonald's to open its first outlet in the communist-dominated state of Kerala is remarkable because the party there usually treats burgers, along with nefarious drinks like Coca-Cola, as emblems of American cultural imperialism.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:36am

China announces stricter rules for cadre trainees

Students wave flags of the Communist Party of China as they pose for a photo with an emblem of the CPC at a primary school. Photo: Reuters

The Communist Party of China has issued an outright ban against wining, dining and networking while party cadres are doing their official training – signaling its determination to clean up the image of Party schools.

19 Mar 2013 - 6:34pm

Vietnamese test taboo on debate over Communist Party monopoly

Vietnamese have become frustrated with the party. Photo: AFP

When Vietnam's communist leaders asked for public comment on their plan to amend the country's constitution they did not expect to unleash an unprecedented debate on the party's monopoly on power.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:29am

Party veterans' offspring make up 1pc of CPPCC

Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong. Photo: EPA

The 2,237 members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference include 24 "princelings" - descendants of revolutionaries. Among them are Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong , Zhou Bingjian, niece of late premier Zhou Enlai, Major General Zhu Heping, grandson of the Red Army founder Zhu De, and Deng Nan, daughter of Deng Xiaoping .

6 Mar 2013 - 6:26am

Xi Jinping's campaign to purge Communist Party 'won't be easy'

Li Junru. Photo: Xinhua

A leading communist academic on the mainland has warned that plans to downsize the Communist Party, with more than 82 million members the world's biggest political party, would not be easy to implement. The party has said it plans to expel "unqualified party members" in an effort to boost its vitality and reputation. But analysts say there is a danger it could be turned into a political campaign and used to get rid of opponents.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:20am 2 comments

Guangdong party launches scheme to eject 'unqualified' members

Xi Jinping. Photo: AP

Guangdong's Communist Party committee has launched a pilot programme to eject "unqualified" party members. It says the drive is in line with a recent Politburo decision to control the size of the world's biggest political organisation.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:18am

Scepticism rife after Xi calls for Communist Party to accept criticism

Beijing Tian'anmen Square. Photo:Xinhua

Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping's call for the party to accept "sharp criticism" from non-party members has evoked a flurry of online commentary - most of it swiftly deleted.

9 Feb 2013 - 9:01am 6 comments

Deputy director expelled from Communist Party for taking bribes

Fifty-year-old Lu Yingming joined the department only in November after spending 11 years as a deputy director of the province's Water Resources Department.

30 Jan 2013 - 5:22am

Pledge to purge 'unqualified' members of China's Communist Party

Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Communist Party chief Xi Jinping chaired a Politburo meeting on the cultivation of new party members yesterday, vowing to control the size of the party and purge "unqualified members" in a timely manner.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:12am