Obama, Vietnam party boss hold `candid` rights talks
Obama, Vietnam party boss hold `candid` rights talks

President Barack Obama and the leader of Vietnam`s Communist Party on Tuesday held what both called "candid" discussions on human rights during a historic White House meeting as the onetime enemies seek to bolster ties.

Barack Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party
Barack Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party

 The head of Vietnam`s Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations.

China passes national security law: Officials

China`s rubber-stamp legislature passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, officials said, as concerns grow that Beijing is enforcing ever-tighter limits on rights.

Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang

 A senior ethnic Uighur official in China`s unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption.

Lalit Modi row: DSO protests against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) party`s student arm, DSO on Saturday staged a protest outside Raj Bhavan against External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.

China moves controversial oil rig back towards Vietnam coast
China moves controversial oil rig back towards Vietnam coast

China has moved an oil rig at the centre of last year`s violent dispute with Vietnam closer to Vietnam`s coast in the disputed South China Sea, just weeks ahead of the first visit by a chief of Vietnam`s Communist Party to Washington.

Former top Tibet security official probed for graft

A former top Chinese security official in Tibet is being investigated for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, in a rare example of corruption-busters going into the restive and remote region.

Chinese paper stresses common interests with US ahead of dialogue
Chinese paper stresses common interests with US ahead of dialogue

China`s leading state newspaper on Saturday hailed the common interests between China and the United States, striking a positive tone days ahead of a key annual bilateral meeting.

China state media calls Hong Kong opposition "destroyers" after electoral reform vetoed
China state media calls Hong Kong opposition "destroyers" after electoral reform vetoed

Chinese state media lashed out at Hong Kong`s opposition pro-democracy lawmakers on Friday after the legislature in the financial hub vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package.

China says will welcome only anti-independence candidate for Taiwan president

China on Thursday said it would welcome only an anti-independence candidate at Taiwan`s presidential election in January, offering its first comment on the likely contender for the island`s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party.

China graft probe nets about 20 state-owned firm executives: Media

About 20 senior executives from Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been detained by investigators for alleged corruption after investigations this year, state media reported Thursday.

Hong Kong lawmakers reject `fake democracy` package
Hong Kong lawmakers reject `fake democracy` package

Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down the divisive electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests.

Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan
Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan

More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong`s Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

Two top China graft suspects sick, may not be tried: Sources
Two top China graft suspects sick, may not be tried: Sources

Two former senior Chinese officials subject to graft probes are sick and may not be able to stand trial, sources with ties to the leadership said, possibly sparing the Communist Party the embarrassment of having more of its secrets exposed in public.

China detains nine for spreading rumours about the military

Chinese authorities have detained nine people for spreading rumours on the Internet that several military officers were involved in protests and for damaging the military`s image, the military`s official newspaper said on Friday.

China`s former security chief Zhou Yongkang jailed for life at secret trial

 Former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest ranking ex-official to be investigated for corruption in decades, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison on charges of bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets, state media said.

China military stresses Party control in face of "liberal" enemies

China`s military said on Sunday it must be governed by the ruling Communist Party and not succumb to "liberal" voices who wish to challenge the party`s control.

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China next week

Myanmar`s opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China next week, Beijing said Friday, amid cooling relations between the two countries.

US calls for official accounting of Tiananmen Square victims

 Demanding an official accounting of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the US today asked China to take steps to improve the human rights condition of its people, in particular ethnic and religious minorities including Tibetans.

China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units

 China has passed a regulation ensuring government organisations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People`s Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday.