Former Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong may be under investigation for...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 13, 2014
The following censorship instruction, issued to the media by government authorities, has been...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 11, 2013
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 3, 2009
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...
by Liu Yong | Jan 19, 2009
From Reuters: China must build defences against “erroneous” ideas involving Western-style democracy, a top government official said in comments published on Sunday, shooting down recent calls by dissidents for...
by Liu Yong | Sep 28, 2007
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 27, 2007
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 26, 2007
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 4, 2006
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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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods