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Ministry of Truth: Scams, Sewers, Constitution

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Jiangxi Propaganda Department: The media are to stop following the “shriveling tuition...

Chongqing, a Slippery Stepping Stone

The CPC Central Committee has appointed Sun Zhengcai to fill Bo Xilai’s former position as Chongqing’s Party chief, following interim secretary Zhang Dejiang’s appointment to the Politburo Standing Committee...

The Political Transition Will Be Tweeted (Updated)

Today reporters poured into the Great Hall of the People to hear the long-awaited announcement of who had been named to the Standing Committee, the elite group of men who run the country. While waiting for the press conference...

New Party Leadership Unveiled

Xi Jinping has been chosen, as expected, as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xinhua reported on Thursday. The agency also revealed the membership of the new, seven-member Politburo Standing Committee who will...

Zhang: Chongqing Model “Did Not Exist”

He has lost his post as party chief of Chongqing, his membership in the National People’s Congress, the Politburo and the party itself, and faces criminal prosecution, and now Bo Xilai’s replacement in Chongqing has...

18th Party Congress Timing Still A Mystery

With the CCP’s 18th Party Congress and the unveiling of China’s next generation of leaders just weeks away, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports that the delegates who are expected to attend have yet to...

Lessons Learned, Chongqing Looks Ahead

Three months after replacing Bo Xilai as Chongqing party chief following his dismissal over allegations of corruption and a cover-up of his wife’s role in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, Vice Premier Zhang...

Friend: Bo Allegations “Preposterous”

A close friend of Bo Xilai’s family told BBC News on Wednesday that allegations against the recently-sacked party chief of Chongqing, including those about his strained relationship with former police chief Wang Lijun and...

Xi Speech Published as Bo Fallout Continues

Following the dismissal of former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai on Thursday, The Chinese Communist Party’s flagship magazine published a speech given earlier this month by president-in-waiting Xi Jinping which calls...

Bo Xilai: Down and Out?

With the public still digesting the Thursday dismissal of embattled Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai and the naming of his replacement, speculation turns to both Bo’s future and the broader political implications of his...

Netizens Provide Comic Relief in a Political Earthquake

The sacking of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai has sent shockwaves through Chinese political circles. It has also dominated online conversations and quickly become the top trending topic on Sina Weibo, though posts are...



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