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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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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’.

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
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.

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
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.

‘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
‘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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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.

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
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.

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.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
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.

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.
17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
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.
Beijing’s air pollution is changing, new research shows

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

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM
Beijing’s air pollution is changing, new research shows

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

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
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

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
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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.

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
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