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Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai among elite prisoners in China’s ‘tigers’ cage’ Qincheng growing vegetables and wearing suits

Former security chief Zhou Yongkang has a garden near his cell at the maximum security jail, while disgraced politician Bo Xilai doesn’t have to don his prison uniform, according to sources.

14 Jan 2019 - 5:44PM

Former security chief Zhou Yongkang has a garden near his cell at the maximum security jail, while disgraced politician Bo Xilai doesn’t have to don his prison uniform, according to sources.

Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai among elite prisoners in China’s ‘tigers’ cage’ Qincheng growing vegetables and wearing suits
Will China’s leadership succession after Xi Jinping skip a generation?

The ‘sixth generation’ expected to follow Xi seems to have lost momentum, while a younger group is gaining the same kind of experience in provincial positions that Xi did on his route to the top.

6 Jan 2019 - 12:07AM

The ‘sixth generation’ expected to follow Xi seems to have lost momentum, while a younger group is gaining the same kind of experience in provincial positions that Xi did on his route to the top.

Will China’s leadership succession after Xi Jinping skip a generation?
Lessons learned on sovereign power in Hong Kong crucial as Beijing shapes ‘one country two systems’ for Taiwan, expert says

A new ‘Basic Law’ for Taiwan would have to clearly define Beijing’s sovereign rights and the island’s right to self-governance, associate professor Tian Feilong says.

4 Jan 2019 - 7:29AM

A new ‘Basic Law’ for Taiwan would have to clearly define Beijing’s sovereign rights and the island’s right to self-governance, associate professor Tian Feilong says.

Lessons learned on sovereign power in Hong Kong crucial as Beijing shapes ‘one country two systems’ for Taiwan, expert says
China’s military priorities for 2019: boost training and prepare for war

PLA’s official newspaper outlines ‘work focus’ in New Year’s Day editorial, saying ‘at no time should we allow any slack in these areas’.

2 Jan 2019 - 1:44PM

PLA’s official newspaper outlines ‘work focus’ in New Year’s Day editorial, saying ‘at no time should we allow any slack in these areas’.

China’s military priorities for 2019: boost training and prepare for war
China’s leaders reaffirm loyalty to party under Xi Jinping at top level gathering

Politburo members conduct ‘criticism and self review’ over two days of meetings to show how they are implementing leader’s policies.

28 Dec 2018 - 2:49PM

Politburo members conduct ‘criticism and self review’ over two days of meetings to show how they are implementing leader’s policies.

China’s leaders reaffirm loyalty to party under Xi Jinping at top level gathering
This is what Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’

Communist Party rule is key to weathering ‘unimaginable’ perils and dangers, according to the Chinese president. But his one-and-a-half hour speech sheds little light on future reforms, to the chagrin of those wanting economic liberalisation, and doesn’t mention US trade war or slowing economy.

19 Dec 2018 - 12:27PM

Communist Party rule is key to weathering ‘unimaginable’ perils and dangers, according to the Chinese president. But his one-and-a-half hour speech sheds little light on future reforms, to the chagrin of those wanting economic liberalisation, and doesn’t mention US trade war or slowing economy.

This is what Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’
‘Crushing victory’: what’s next for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption?

The Communist Party says a milestone has been reached but assessments vary on just what it all means.

14 Dec 2018 - 11:23PM

The Communist Party says a milestone has been reached but assessments vary on just what it all means.

‘Crushing victory’: what’s next for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption?
China’s dilemma in trade war talks with US: making concessions without looking weak

Beijing is walking a tightrope around its messaging, aware that concessions could cause domestic controversy and buffeted by the winds of nationalism it kicked up early in the trade war.

14 Dec 2018 - 1:50AM

Beijing is walking a tightrope around its messaging, aware that concessions could cause domestic controversy and buffeted by the winds of nationalism it kicked up early in the trade war.

China’s dilemma in trade war talks with US: making concessions without looking weak
Deng Xiaoping’s top aide in Chinese army, Wang Ruilin, dies aged 88

Wang, who will be buried in Beijing on Monday, worked for China’s paramount leader off and on for decades, and shared his roller-coaster ride through the Cultural Revolution.

9 Dec 2018 - 11:28PM

Wang, who will be buried in Beijing on Monday, worked for China’s paramount leader off and on for decades, and shared his roller-coaster ride through the Cultural Revolution.

Deng Xiaoping’s top aide in Chinese army, Wang Ruilin, dies aged 88
Cisco warns US staff against China travel as fears grow of retaliation for Huawei arrest

Tech giant insists warning was ‘sent in error’ as Beijing seeks to reassure US executives they will not be targeted after Sabrina Meng’s arrest in Canada.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:50PM

Tech giant insists warning was ‘sent in error’ as Beijing seeks to reassure US executives they will not be targeted after Sabrina Meng’s arrest in Canada.

Cisco warns US staff against China travel as fears grow of retaliation for Huawei arrest
China demands clarity from US and Canada over arrest of Huawei CFO ‘for violating US sanctions on Iran’

China grows impatient with Canada’s detention of Meng, reportedly for violating US trade sanctions against Iran, and says it will defend ‘legitimate rights and interests’ of its citizens.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:53PM

China grows impatient with Canada’s detention of Meng, reportedly for violating US trade sanctions against Iran, and says it will defend ‘legitimate rights and interests’ of its citizens.

China demands clarity from US and Canada over arrest of Huawei CFO ‘for violating US sanctions on Iran’
The US$144 million in dirty cash that no money launderer in China would touch

Shenzhen official Li Huanan offered up to half of his haul to any underground banker willing to move his illicit fortune abroad – but found no takers.

24 Nov 2018 - 11:38PM

Shenzhen official Li Huanan offered up to half of his haul to any underground banker willing to move his illicit fortune abroad – but found no takers.

The US$144 million in dirty cash that no money launderer in China would touch
Another ex-mayor exits and Nanjing wins place in China’s political record books

City’s former mayor comes under investigation – just as his predecessor and boss before him.

16 Nov 2018 - 9:33PM

City’s former mayor comes under investigation – just as his predecessor and boss before him.

Another ex-mayor exits and Nanjing wins place in China’s political record books
African swine fever spreads to one of China’s biggest pig-farming regions
  • Ministry confirms death of 10 pigs infected with the virus at a farm in Sichuan province after 13 died in Hubei.
6 Jun 2019 - 3:41AM
  • Ministry confirms death of 10 pigs infected with the virus at a farm in Sichuan province after 13 died in Hubei.
African swine fever spreads to one of China’s biggest pig-farming regions
Beijing’s air pollution is changing, new research shows

Nitrates now the main component of the potentially harmful PM2.5 particles, report says.

4 Nov 2018 - 10:59PM

Nitrates now the main component of the potentially harmful PM2.5 particles, report says.

Beijing’s air pollution is changing, new research shows
Develop and control: Xi Jinping urges China to use artificial intelligence in race for tech future

Beijing must ensure firm grasp of area’s core technologies, Chinese leader says

31 Oct 2018 - 11:15PM

Beijing must ensure firm grasp of area’s core technologies, Chinese leader says

Develop and control: Xi Jinping urges China to use artificial intelligence in race for tech future
Two Chinese cities and legions of police disguised as ‘dancing aunties’ and students on alert for presidential visit

All is not what is seems in Shenzhen and Guangzhou on the third day of Xi Jinping’s trip to Guangdong province

25 Oct 2018 - 2:09PM

All is not what is seems in Shenzhen and Guangzhou on the third day of Xi Jinping’s trip to Guangdong province

Two Chinese cities and legions of police disguised as ‘dancing aunties’ and students on alert for presidential visit
Xi Jinping tours Guangzhou after highlighting wealth gap on visit to poorer areas

President’s visit to Guangdong continues, having taken in its impoverished districts in show of commitment to one of his signature goals.

24 Oct 2018 - 5:17PM

President’s visit to Guangdong continues, having taken in its impoverished districts in show of commitment to one of his signature goals.

Xi Jinping tours Guangzhou after highlighting wealth gap on visit to poorer areas
China jails former prosecutors over tortured Hong Kong businessman Stephen Lau’s death in custody

A Tianjin court gave the men up to 13 years for intentional assault, extorting confession by torture and dereliction of duty after Stephen Lau Hei-wing died

25 Oct 2018 - 11:31PM

A Tianjin court gave the men up to 13 years for intentional assault, extorting confession by torture and dereliction of duty after Stephen Lau Hei-wing died

China jails former prosecutors over tortured Hong Kong businessman Stephen Lau’s death in custody
Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Guangdong to boost confidence in economic model

Leader will head to southern manufacturing base in the coming days, sources say.

19 Oct 2018 - 12:23PM

Leader will head to southern manufacturing base in the coming days, sources say.

Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Guangdong to boost confidence in economic model
Two senior Chinese generals stripped of rank and party membership over corruption claims
China’s removal of Meng Hongwei completes reshaping of public security ministry
Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei ‘was never close’ to disgraced former security tsar
China accuses former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of taking bribes
China confirms detention of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei

Chinese head of Interpol under investigation for possible criminal activity, China announced late on Sunday, as world police organisation said he had resigned.

8 Oct 2018 - 9:04PM

Chinese head of Interpol under investigation for possible criminal activity, China announced late on Sunday, as world police organisation said he had resigned.

China confirms detention of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei
China’s film industry grinds to a halt because of Fan Bingbing tax scandal

Star’s disappearance and concerns about tighter Communist Party controls caused investors to pull the plug on new productions, insiders say.

5 Oct 2018 - 4:38PM

Star’s disappearance and concerns about tighter Communist Party controls caused investors to pull the plug on new productions, insiders say.

China’s film industry grinds to a halt because of Fan Bingbing tax scandal
Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua could face trial ‘soon’ for stock manipulation, sources say

Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua has not been seen in public since disappearing from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in January 2017.

24 Sep 2018 - 3:10PM

Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua has not been seen in public since disappearing from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in January 2017.

Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua could face trial ‘soon’ for stock manipulation, sources say
As trade war escalates, China intensifies role of state-owned enterprises
President Xi Jinping takes aim at more top Chinese generals as anticorruption drive rolls on
China’s rising military stars take centre-stage as annual promotions pass over old guard