China’s top legislature announces plan for 2017

Global Times 
May 3, 2017

Chinese lawmakers will revise the country’s law on administrative supervision to turn it into a state supervision law this year, (more…)

CPC creates four-tier system to measure political discipline

April 29, 2017
China’s Communist Party of China (CPC) is creating ways to gauge the political soundness of its more than 88 million members, a move experts believe could help the ruling (more…)

Former senior official sentenced to 15 years for graft

Xinhua net
April 28, 2017
BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) — Bai Xueshan, former vice chair of the government of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for accepting (more…)

Former Shanghai vice mayor sentenced to 17 years for graft

xinhua net
April 28, 2017
FUZHOU, April 28 (Xinhua) — Former vice mayor of Shanghai Ai Baojun was sentenced to 17 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement of public funds by a court in east China’s (more…)

China’s new draft law stresses nuclear safety

Global Times
Deng Xiaoci 
April 26, 2017
China is working on the details of its Nuclear Safety Law to better regulate the country’s fast growing nuclear facilities. 

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Why is China blurring the line between party and state?

Jun Mai
April 15, 2017
The creation of a super graft-busting organisation is raising concerns it could lead the way for further convergence of government and the ruling party

Ridding the (more…)

Why one writer is fighting to call China’s Communist Party to account for its wrongdoings

Stuart Lau
April 4, 2017
Zhang Yihe says the party needs to apologise for wrongdoing during the Mao era and to cease curbing freedom of thought among the nation’s thinkers and (more…)


The significance and implications of the Chinese leader’s new status are underappreciated, as he is set to influence his nation’s course for the next 20 years. The upcoming 19th congress should offer (more…)

Who will get a seat at China’s top political table?


March 28, 2017

China’s government said Wednesday it has detained a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion (more…)

Being immortal: inside Xi Jinping’s power play to reach the same status as Mao Zedong

Nectar Gan
March 27, 2017

General secretary tipped for recognition with eponymous ideological ‘banner term’, following in footsteps of Mao and Deng

Communist Party chief Xi (more…)