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Communist Party of China

Harmony between Beijing, Taiwan to continue, analysts say

Beijing will maintain its policy of peaceful interactions with Taipei, following a high-level meeting between leaders of the Communist Party and Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, analysts say.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am 1 comment

Former Red Guard apologises to his victims of Cultural Revolution

The latest edition of the liberal monthly Yanhuang ChuInqiu published the ad and two related letters to the editor from Liu Bocheng last week, prompting a wide discussion online.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:52am 1 comment

Promotion of former anti-graft chief Wu Guanzheng's book prompts questions

A book by a former head of the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog has become a bestseller on the mainland thanks to propaganda portraying its author, Wu Guanzheng, as an outstandingly clean and honest role model.

26 May 2013 - 6:50am 1 comment

Welshman Iain Inglis takes pride in singing exaltations of China

Iain Inglis used his brilliant voice to shoot to stardom in China, albeit in a very untraditional way - by singing communist revolutionary songs. The multilingual Welsh expat, 34, gained millions of fans, and votes, by appearing on prime-time talent show China's Got Talent early last year.

12 May 2013 - 6:28am 3 comments

Shedding some light on the dark world of party discipline

In China's uphill battle against rampant corruption, no other Communist Party agency evokes more fear among officials than the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the country's top anti-graft watchdog.

6 May 2013 - 5:18am 2 comments

Xi follows in Mao's footsteps on path to consolidate power

When the Politburo announced Xi Jinping's campaign rid the party of "formalism, bureaucratism and behaviour that suggests mediocrity, laziness, laxity and extravagance", what it really meant was: "Clean up your act. Or we'll clean it up for you."

29 Apr 2013 - 5:22am 1 comment

No time for dreaming, Xi needs to crack on with cleaning up the party

The Chinese leadership may have good reason to regret taking bad advice from its ideological team. The idea of declaring a new political slogan, the "China Dream", at the outset of the new regime has backfired so badly that one wonders if the catchphrase can outlast Hu Jintao's "harmonious society", which survived for more than two years.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am 3 comments

Maoist attitude to dissent is blocking China's road to the rule of law

China has made significant progress in legal reform, but there are stubborn impediments to the rule of law. Chinese courts are still subject to political interference.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am 4 comments

Activists calling for declaration of Chinese officials' assets detained

At least three activists campaigning for senior Communist Party officials to disclose their family assets were in custody yesterday for staging an illegal gathering, Liang Xiaojun, the lawyer for one of the detainees, said.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:54am 3 comments

Mystery over lone vote against Xi

An overwhelming 2,952 delegates voted "yes" to Xi Jinping becoming China's new president on Thursday - but it was the lone "no" vote that attracted attention and sparked debate on China's main social media website.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:02am