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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asks govt to follow Xi Jinping as 'core leader'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asks govt to follow Xi Jinping as 'core leader'

Li asked the official departments to strictly follow the Party's political discipline and regulations, improve supervision, resist corruption and withstand risks.

Xi Jinping now becomes China's most powerful; enjoys status like Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping now becomes China's most powerful; enjoys status like Mao Zedong

A key meeting of the CPC has called on all its members to "closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core.

China needs another Mao, Xi fits the bill: Official media

China needs another Mao, Xi fits the bill: Official media

Analysts said the call to make Xi a strongman leader was an attempt to raise Xi's status to the equivalent of "Great Leader".

Hong Kong leader calls for unity with China as protesters gather

Hong Kong`s leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking.

China marks Mao Zedong anniversary, but President Xi Jinping makes no mention

Chinese state media on Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, with articles praising him, but President Xi Jinping visited a school and did not mention the day.

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan`s sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters.

Five questions about China`s Cultural Revolution

An entire generation of China`s "sent down youth" largely missed out on formal education. 

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

Taiwan looks set on Saturday to elect an independence-leaning opposition leader as its first woman president who could usher in a new round of uncertainty with China, the massive neighbour that claims the self-ruled island as its sacred territory.

Here's why China destroyed Mao's giant gold-painted statue worth 4.6 lakh dollars

Here's why China destroyed Mao's giant gold-painted statue worth 4.6 lakh dollars

A giant gold-painted statue of China's Communist Party founder Chairman Mao Zedong has been suddenly demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, days after his supporters installed it at a cost of whopping USD 4.6 lakh.

Mao Zedong`s letter to UK politician sells for £600,000

In the letter, typed in English and signed by Mao, the founder of Communist China asks Clement Attlee, Labour leader, to lend the support of his party to "any measures of practical assistance".

'Xi Jinping resigns': 4 Chinese scribes suspended for typo in President's story

'Xi Jinping resigns': 4 Chinese scribes suspended for typo in President's story

The error came in a Friday story about a speech Xi gave during a China-Africa summit in Johannesburg last week.

Mao Zedong`s chief bodyguard dies aged 99: Report

The chief bodyguard of Communist China`s founding father Mao Zedong and a key figure in the ousting of the Gang of the Four died Friday aged 99, state media reported.

Chinese TV host lands in trouble for making fun of Mao

A popular host of state-run CCTV has been suspended and put under investigation after a video emerged in which he was seen making fun of Mao Zedong, the founder of the ruling Communist Party of China.

Expelled Chinese general `dishonest` since youth: Media

Chinese media on Friday poured scorn on fallen military leader Guo Boxiong, accusing the "demon" former top general of dishonesty since his youth and his family of selling military posts for cash.

Former Chinese official apologizes for insulting Mao Zedong

 A former Chinese Communist Party official`s apology for insulting revolutionary leader Mao Zedong sparked heated debate on Wednesday as both supporters and detractors hurled insults online.

Industrial past haunts vast abandoned Beijing steel plant

Rust, dust and decay pervade a huge and largely abandoned steel plant in China`s capital Beijing, where ghosts of the industrial past linger on, years after the facility was closed.

Chinese political enemy given funeral 50 years later

A funeral has finally been held for one of the Chinese Communist party`s early high-profile political targets nearly 50 years after he disappeared, but state-run media said Friday it was not a moment to reevaluate the past.

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing`s Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

China TV host's mocking of Mao Zedong draws fire, applause

China's state broadcaster is investigating one of its hosts after a video of him insulting Mao Zedong was leaked online, causing a stir and rekindling debate on the complicated legacy of the father of communist China.

China to probe state TV host for insulting Mao Zedong

 China`s main state broadcaster, CCTV, will investigate one of its anchors after a video of him insulting the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, went viral on social media sites.