China’s political advisory body to strengthen supervision work

March 7, 2017
 China’s political advisory body will strengthen supervision work while upholding the Party’s leadership, asking political advisors to freely express their opinions (more…)

Chinese warns world entering period of political upheaval

China Section
March 7, 2017
Li Keqiang urges China to brace for ‘graver situations’ ahead in apparent reference to President Donald Trump
Beijing: China’s prime minister has warned (more…)

‘No separation of powers’: China’s top graft-buster seeks tighter party grip on government

March 6, 2017

Top graft-buster Wang Qishan has called on the Communist Party to tighten its oversight of all branches of power, (more…)

China PM hints at Xi Jinping’s second term as party chief and president

March 6, 2017
BEIJING: With Premier Li Keqiang describing him as the “centre of gravity in China’s politics” five times on Sunday, Xi Jinping‘s second term as (more…)

China finance ministry releases $151 billion defense budget

March 5, 2017
BEIJING — China’s finance ministry said Sunday that the country’s defense budget this year will top 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) (more…)

China Premier’s Lavish Praise Shows Xi Power for Reshuffle

March 5, 2017

Besides the usual economic targets and policy pronouncements, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s annual speech to parliament also delivered an unambiguous political (more…)

RPT-China’s anti-corruption overhaul paves way for Xi to retain key ally


Benjamin Kang Lim and Philip Wen

March 4, 2017​
China’s sweeping overhaul of its anti-corruption architecture could enable President Xi Jinping to justify retaining his key ally and top (more…)

100+ billionaires among China’s lawmakers, overall net worth above $500bn – report

March 4, 2017
As the yearly sessions of China’s top legislative and advisory bodies open in Beijing, a new report says that their richest members have acquired wealth similar to the annual (more…)

China opts for low rise in military budget but will still spend lot more than India

Times of India
March 4, 2017
BEIJING: China has announced a modest increase of 7 percent in its military budget for this year. But the expected expenditure of $145 billion in (more…)

The tenacious political survivor tipped for key economic role among China’s ruling elite

Daniel Ren
March 3, 2017
Shanghai party boss Han Zheng, along with two new ministers, could form Xi Jinping’s economic team in the cabinet

Shanghai Communist Party boss Han (more…)

Your quick guide to China’s political advisers’ plans on Hong Kong, Taiwan and religion

Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017

Work report addresses outreach to Taiwan, Hong Kong, ethnic minorities and religious groups

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, (more…)

As Xi Portrays Calm, Tensions Mount Ahead of Leadership Shuffle

Peter Martin, and Ting Shi

As 3,000 lawmakers from across China descend on Beijing for an annual meeting of the world’s largest legislature, President Xi Jinping (more…)

Ordinary Citizens Are Hoping to Make a Difference at China’s Biggest Political Meet-Up
Charlie Campbell / Beijing
Mar 02, 2017
China’s “two sessions” kicks off this week, bringing together all of the movers and shakers from the top echelons of government for the nation’s two (more…)

Forget the Great Firewall … China is beefing up its ability to police all cyberspace

Catherine Wong 
March 2, 2017

Policy document also pledges to prevent an arms race in the cyber realm amid US claims that Chinese hackers have attacked American government (more…)

Xi Jinping appoints new man to tackle PLA corruption

Minnie Chan
March 2, 2017​

Du Jincai, who was groomed by two disgraced top military leaders, has hit retirement age, but his departure could be a prelude to an investigation

The (more…)

China trying to rope India, Russia in cyber pact against West

Times of India
March 2, 2017
BEIJING: China wants India and other BRICS countries to accept its idea of “cyber sovereignity” that would allow each country to govern the (more…)