Ten of thousands vote as Hong Kong democracy ``referendum`` kicks off

Tens of thousands of people voted for full democracy in Hong Kong within the first hour of an unofficial online referendum, a civil campaign that has sparked warnings from China`s Communist Party leaders.

China`s Communist Party expels official of power gear maker for graft

China`s ruling Communist Party has expelled a senior official of a state-run power equipment maker for taking huge bribes in violation of the law, the party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Monday.

Five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack: Chinese state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China`s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region.

Restive Xinjiang needs `ethnic healing`: Chinese media

China`s state-run media Tuesday called for "ethnic healing" in the restive Xinjiang region, a day after two policemen and 14 members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority were killed in a clash.

Chinese court upholds life sentence for Bo Xilai

A court in eastern China rejected an appeal by ousted senior politician Bo Xilai on Friday and upheld his life sentence on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China`s Communists warn cadres: No wine at lunch

One analyst said such campaigns are only of limited use because they address only the symptoms of corruption rather than focus efforts on building systematic checks on power.

China ousts top politician, accuses wife of murder

China`s ruling Communist Party suspended a high-profile politician from his leadership positions and named his wife as a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.

Promotion of Communist Party official`s son creates controversy

Promotion of the son of a Communist Party official has triggered a major "controversy" in China with the issue prominently debated in the state run media.