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New Book Claims Communist Chinese Premier Was Secretly Gay

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - A book to be published in Hong Kong in the new year says Zhou Enlai, Communist China's much-respected first premier, was probably ...

China Just Opened A Communist Party Theme Park

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Theme parks are booming in China right now, thanks to the rise of the country's middle class. Disney Resort is gearing up to open its doors in Shangha...

In China, The Communist Party Rubber Hits The Capitalist Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Decades into reform, this is finally where the Communist Party rubber hits the capitalist road and a restless public connected by social networks. The nemesis undoing its capacity to stem volatility and maintain stability through traditional hierarchical control is the democratization of information.

How Chinese Reform Is Confounding Critics

Rebecca Liao | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Rebecca Liao

HONG KONG -- In China, the fundamental political relationship is not between the individual and the state, but between the local governments and Beijing.

The Very High Cost of Global Corruption

Russ Warner | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Russ Warner

Although the United Nations did create the Financial Action Task Force to combat these problems, many times the task force is prevented from achieving its objectives by governments that refuse to cooperate. And why would governments refuse to cooperate? I think you know why.

The Myth of a Valueless China

Chandran Nair | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Despite its media portrayals as a spiritual and cultural wasteland, China is home to more than 200 million people who are either "Buddhists, Taoists or worshippers of legendary figures such as the Dragon King and God of Fortune." China also has 36,000 mosques, 45,000 imams and over 21 million Muslims. By 2030, it will have a Muslim population larger than Saudi Arabia's today and a Christian population larger than any other country in the world. The world's largest publisher of Bibles, Amity Printing Company, is located in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

Matt Sheehan

Meet The Steve Jobs Of China: Alibaba's Jack Ma | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

A year ago, few outside of China knew the name Jack Ma. Today, he’s the most sought after man at Davos. The founder and face of Alibaba Group, “th...

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

Arthur Kroeber | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Arthur Kroeber

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. At midyear the worry was that an endless anti-corruption campaign had caused government sclerosis, making it impossible to get anything done. And by October, as the Communist Party held its law-focused Fourth Plenum, many bemoaned both the lack of evident progress on the economic reforms outlined at the prior year's Third Plenum and the Party's unwillingness to let its power be constrained by Western-style rule of law.

What Political Reform Looks Like in China

Keping Yu | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Keping Yu

If you look at Chinese politics over the last 30 plus years solely from the perspective of multi-party competition, general elections and the separation of the powers, you could well conclude that nothing has changed. However, from a governance perspective, you will discover that Chinese political life has undergone tremendous changes during that time. There is a clear direction here: from unity to diversity, from centralization to decentralization of power, from the rule of man to the rule of law, from being closed to being open, and from regulatory government to service-oriented government.

Top Chinese Leader Promises 'Unprecedented' Reforms

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2013 | World

BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A top Chinese leader has promised "unprecedented" economic and societal reforms at the Communist Party's much anticipate...

Why China's Middle Class Supports the Communist Party

David Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David Goodman

While the entrepreneurial, professional and managerial middle classes are close to the Party-state having emerged from within its ranks, the Party-state has also certainly acted to ensure their loyalty.

Reform Posterboy Set To Become China's Vice Premier

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

By David Stanway and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) - Wang Yang, one of China's best-known reformers who was passed ove...

China's Communist Party Names New Leader

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to stee...

Who's Who In Chinese Politics?

Posted 11.08.2012 | World

Every 10 years, China undergoes a highly secretive selection process in which a generation of Communist Party leaders pass the baton on to their young...

How China Selects Its New Leaders

Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking. At ...

China Hears A Hu

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao warned China's incoming leaders on Thursday that corru...

Bo Scandal 'Isolated Case'

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING, May 25 (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao has demanded senior Communist Party off...

China in Ten Words: A Book to Watch for

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

One of China's most prolific, interesting, and hard to pigeon-hole authors, Yu Hua, is on a book tour in the U.S., promoting his latest work (the English language edition comes out next week), a collection of essays titled China in Ten Words.

China Prepares For Communist Party Milestone With Unusual Campaign

Posted 08.15.2011 | World

Although China doesn't officially mark the 90th anniversary of its Communist Party until July 1, the nation's citizens appear to already be getting in...

China Sees No End To Rule Of Communist Party

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's Communist Party sees no reason why it cannot stay in power indefinitely, having made the nation into the envy of the wor...

China Crackdown Targeting Dissidents Spreads Terror

Posted 05.31.2011 | World

More than 20 people have been detained and others are missing in what has been called the most severe crackdown on Chinese dissidents and activists in...

Wei Jingsheng: Blocking 'Peaceful Evolution' Will Lead to Instability in China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

If you think American politics these days are complicated, try to fathom the depths of China's vastly more opaque political maneuvering. Here is Wei Jingsheng on the subject.

China's Co-Dependent Middle Class and Communist Party

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

China's consumers, while boldly ambitious, Confucian to the core and desperate to climb the hierarchy of success, are insecure. Their wealth is new and incomes are still limited.

Chinese Party Man Took Bribes To Finance 800 lovers

Times Online | Jane Macartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Chinese official who set out to bed 800 women has become the latest Communist Party mandarin to face disgrace and possible jail because of his sexua...

Nicholas Kristof: China's Political Freedom Likely To Increase

CFR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Interviewee: Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor, New York Times columnist ...