Latest news, analysis and opinion on the Communist Party of China which has ruled the country since 1949 and is currently led by General Secretary Xi Jinping. The party currently has over 90 million members and it began to admit private entrepreneurs into its ranks in 2001.
While China’s rainmakers have been essential to the country’s great market opening, corruption concerns and a changing geopolitical balance have seen them pushed to the sidelines.
As the US confirms the two leaders will meet at the Apec summit, China rightly remains guarded, but signs are both desperately want to go ahead.
Foreign businesses in China are concerned about crossing ‘red lines’, so the onus is on the central government to clearly explain the dos and don’ts.
China is all the poorer for the death of the ‘people’s premier’ Li Keqiang, who always showed his caring side even as he steered the nation through some of its most difficult moments.
Why a downsized People’s Bank of China reflects major shifts in the nation’s financial governance strategy.
China Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan, now under criminal investigation, is a symptom of a system that is no longer delivering results for average families, raising questions about the path forward.
When something becomes too complicated, psychologists say we go for ‘rules of thumb’. In Washington today, that rule is ‘the China threat’.
In a departure from the West’s view on the role of finance, China has made the case for its own perspective on the industry, primarily as a tool for achieving policy goals and a buttress for weak links in the economy.
Official media reports suggest Chinese leader appears to be taking bullet trains more often when he goes on tour, with sources and observers saying railway offers security and flexibility, and more opportunity to see what’s happening on the ground.
CCDI will keep up pressure on extravagant spending ahead of festive season and says corruption is becoming harder to detect.
China’s leadership will convene soon to map out next year’s economic trajectory, but analysts say hitting long-term growth targets depends on whether Beijing implement more stimulus measures.
China’s Ministry of Education is taking the lead to ramp up the studies deemed essential to guard the country against perceived external threats.
To mark the 110th anniversary of Xi Zhongxun’s birth, Chinese state television airs six-part documentary about his life and influence.
Expansion of part-time workers weighs heavily on county’s already-strained fiscal budget at a time when local-level debt has become a major concern across the country.
Misconduct in the industry, from fraudulent advertising to misleading pricing, should be addressed and punished, the piece argues, in a sign that government attitude towards the sector may be shifting.
President says creating favourable legal conditions is essential as the nation opens up to the outside world.
In speech in Sydney, Liu Jianchao says the two countries could work together on regional development.
State-sponsored conference told that Western development model doesn’t represent the future of ‘political civilisation’.
Zhang Guimei, 66, founder of China’s first free public high school for girls, is a household name. But her biopic has divided feminists and the communist state.
The unexpected appointment makes him the first official to lead a top Communist Party organisation that would typically be chaired by Chinese president.
Choy Sai-hung, an architect of new humanities curriculum, says only about 10 per cent of course dedicated to national security and development of Communist Party.
Education official says new humanities course will teach ‘sense of country, affection for the Chinese people, and a sense of national identity’.
The Communist Party’s Central Financial Commission has been convened, with Premier Li Qiang at the helm, to oversee finance more directly and get ahead of potential sources of economic risk.
Premier Li Qiang presided over a meeting of the Central Financial Commission as director and laid out the immediate trajectory of the commission’s work.
An editorial in an official newspaper also urges prosecuting authorities to resist ‘wrong’ Western views about judicial independence and separation of powers.
In this issue of the Global Impact newsletter, we look at the proposed revisions to China’s state secrets law.
Chinese leader’s words to party members in an internal speech given earlier this year have been revealed.
Ministry of State Security lists data leaks, cyberattacks and data manipulation as risks, as well as the impact on economy and military.
Shen Yiqin, state councillor and president of the All-China Women’s Federation, says women must contribute to the ‘great cause of national rejuvenation’.
‘Essential questions’ unanswered following months-long investigation of facility housing lab mice and medical waste owned by Chinese citizen.
Changzhou entrepreneur Cheng Yong died in a fall from a building after three days of meetings with anti-corruption officials, report says.
Chen Yixin visits Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, meeting senior government and intelligence chiefs.
Typically seven party gatherings are held over a five-year cycle with a rough pattern emerging over the past four decades.