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Five Year Ban Imposed on New Government Buildings

Central authorities issued a directive on Tuesday banning the construction of new governmental buildings for five years. Xinhua gives details: The directive called on all CPC and government bodies to be frugal and ensure that...

Announcement Hints at Jiang’s Waning Influence

Chinese state media reported Wednesday that former president and Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin, who emerged as a key power broker during China’s leadership transition last year, asked that his name be moved down the...

Xinhua: China to Reform Labor Re-Education System

The Chinese government will pursue reforms to its Re-education Through Labor (RTL) system, according to a report in Xinhua News which followed a national political and legal work conference in Beijing on Monday. From the...

Word of the Week: “Party” Central Committee

Editor’s Note: The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of...

Drawing the News: So Long, Sparta

The new Politburo Standing Committee has been elected, Xi Jinping has taken the helm–now all that remains of the 18th Party Congress are lingering inconveniences for Beijingers, and memories. Artist: unknown Source:...

Committee Selection Belies “Intra-Party Democracy”

Delegates to the Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress moved closer to formalizing their leadership transition on Tuesday, trimming the list of nominees for a new Central Committee which will appoint a Politburo and...

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