Is One Belt, One Road the Chinese ashwamedha? How China’s mythology influences its politics

Times of India
May 23, 2017
 
As Western hegemony wanes in the global village, China envisions the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project. India withdraws from it. What makes cultures (more…)

Chinese Firms Wary of Political Risks on Xi’s Belt and Road

Ting Shi
May 23, 2017

As the global limelight fades from President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” summit, the main actors — Chinese state-owned companies — are warning about (more…)

Xi Jinping’s imperialistic ambitions have beaten Modi’s soft-power diplomacy right to India’s doorstep

At his swearing-in three years ago, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi pulled a coup of sorts by featuring an array of heads of states from (more…)

Gauging Xi Jinping’s Political Strength

Epoch Times
May 22, 2017

Just how much control over China does Xi Jinping have?

One view holds that Xi is the most powerful Communist Party leader in decades, taking into account (more…)

Xinhua Insight: To increase confidence, China steps up building its own philosophy

Xinhua
May 17, 2017
 

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Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, awards a certificate to an author (more…)

Defense Minister stresses national defense education

May 14, 2017
 
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has called on military and governments at all levels to strengthen national defense education with practical (more…)

Xi issues decree on regulating military legislation

Xinhua
May 10, 2017
 
President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed a decree on regulating military legislation. 

The regulation, which took effect (more…)

Hu Chunhua: China’s likely next-in-line

Tibet Sun
Frank Chen | EJ Insight
May 9, 2017
Hu Chunhua in a file photo taken on 8 November 2012.

Hu Chunhua in a file photo taken on 8 November 2012.File photo/Getty Images/AsiaPac/Feng Li

With the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress (more…)

Meet China’s Emerging Number 2

The Diplomat
Zi Yang
May 5, 2017
A biography of Li Zhanshu, the right-hand man to Xi Jinping.

China Detains Outspoken Party Ideologue Who Called For Removal of President Xi

May 2, 2017
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Zu Su in a photo taken at a teahouse in Chengdu and uploaded to WeChat after being arrested by authorities, April 30, 2017.

Zu Su in a photo taken at a teahouse in Chengdu and uploaded to WeChat after being arrested by authorities, April 30, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Liu
 

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China’s top legislature announces plan for 2017

Global Times 
Xinhua 
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

Xinhua 
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…)