Wu Bangguo

Sensitive Words: Shangpu Standoff, Wu Bangguo

As of March 8, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Standoff in Shangpu: Protests continue in the Guangdong village, where residents say as much as 33.33 hectars...

China, India to Ignore Differences, Deepen Ties

As China’s new passport design stirs up controversial border disputes in various regions, Chinese state media reports that China and India, whose border has remained unsettled since the Sino-India war in the 1960s, have...

NYT: Inside the Princeling “Spoils System”

The New York Times dives into the upper echelons of China’s political elite, where relatives of party officials have enriched themselves within an “ecosystem of crony capitalism” that “poses a fundamental...

Mao’s Legacy Still Divides China

Responding on Twitter to news of Osama bin Laden’s death, blogger Wen Yunchao wrote that “Bin Laden is dead, but Mao Zedong still lives on.” As authorities cultivate celebrations of China’s Communist...

Wary of Unrest, China Cracks Down on Dissent

The Chinese government has recently initiated a new round of suppression. China Digital Times has covered the Chinese government’s harsh crackdowns extensively. But what accounts for this sudden period of intense...

Chinese Leader Rules Out Democracy

Last year, Premier Wen Jiabao remarked that China’s government should reform towards greater freedom and democracy, which immediately caught the attention of the world. (You can read more about that here.) However,...

Wu Bangguo (吴邦国): China ‘Will not Have Democracy’

Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, which is currently meeting in Beijing, said today that China will never adopt Western-style democracy. From BBC: “We must draw on the...

China Reins in Hong Kong’s Democracy Hopes – Reuters

Hong Kong had been governed by the Basic Law of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) since 1997. The HKSAR guarantees that Hong Kong may handle its own external affairs autonomously. However, Wu Bangguo has indicated that the political situation might be changing. From the Peninsula: China was seen to be taking a tougher line […]

Wu Bangguo says China targets to turn into an innovation-based country by 2020 – Caijing

From Caijing: In a move to woo multinational corporations to set up R&D centers in China and conduct with Chinese partners, Wu Bangguo, Chairman of China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, stresses that the Chinese government will protect the lawful rights and interests of all foreign investors and intellectual property rights holders in […]

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