Jia Qinglin

Photo Series: Scenes from the Two Sessions

China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition is underway at the “Two Sessions,” the annual convening of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). CDT has collected...

China Urges Bosses to Help with Labor Stability (Updated)

The annual session of the National People’s Congress opened today in Beijing with unemployment and rising unrest at the top of the government’s agenda. From Reuters: “We encourage people from the non-public...

China Says Will Aid Taiwan In Economic Slump

Andrew Torchia reports in the Reuters: China, expanding its pledges to help neighbouring economies ride out the global financial crisis, said on Saturday it was willing to meet requests for assistance from political rival...

Chinese Official Says Taiwan Strait Situation Entering ‘Period Of High Danger’ – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: A top Chinese official warned Friday that moves by Taiwan to assert its independent identity have taken relations into a “period of high danger.” Speaking at a reception for Oct. 1 national day, Jia Qinglin said China remained committed to using peaceful means to unify with the self-ruled island […]

China to build harmonious society with wisdom of Taoism – Xinhua

CCP’s latest “constructing socialist harmonious society” campaign has been trying to utilize traditional cultural resources. The following Xinhua article provides another example: China’s high-ranking officials have called for adopting the wisdom of ancient Taoism to build a harmonious society. Tao Te Ching, or the Classic of the Way and Virtue, was written by Lao Zi […]

Chinese fugitive breaks silence on politburo member – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times: China’s most famous fugitive has spoken publicly for the first time about his relationship with a senior member of the Chinese politburo, Jia Qinglin, a controversial figure whose family has long fended off corruption allegations. The fugitive, Lai Changxing, is fighting extradition from exile in Canada where he fled in 1999 after […]



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