Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers

Seven people, including six nurses, were stabbed to death at a hospital dormitory in northern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest in a string of attacks on medical workers.

Keep calling each other 'Comrade': Communist Party of China direct its members

The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has asked its members to continue calling each other as 'comrade' after they failed to find an alternative word for it despite the term having dubious linkages to the gay community.

Vietnam PM wins broad backing in rare confidence vote

 Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sailed through a parliamentary confidence motion on Saturday, boosting his clout within the ruling Communist Party just over a year ahead of a shake-up of the country`s top leadership.

China Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog find gold, cash in official's home

China`s anti-graft watchdog has discovered 37 kg (82 lbs) of gold, documents for 68 houses and 120 million yuan (USD 19.6 million) in cash in the home of a Communist Party official who is being investigated for corruption, state media said.

China warns Tibet party members not to harbour separatist "fantasies" about Dalai Lama

A top Chinese official has vowed to severely punish members of the ruling Communist Party in Tibet who "harbour fantasies" about the troubled region`s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Wednesday.

Obama doing `insipid job`, China paper says ahead of visit

China`s state-run media on Wednesday decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an "insipid job", days ahead of a visit by the US President.

China stresses Communist party`s control over military

Anyone calling for China`s People`s Liberation Army to be loyal to the state rather than the Communist party has a "very black heart", military media said Monday, after President Xi Jinping stressed: "The party commands the gun".

Communist Party commands gun, Xi tells military

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday asked the 2.3 million strong army to show full loyalty towards the ruling Communist Party saying it "commands the gun" after investigation started against the country's highest ranking General for taking bribes.

Schools in China`s Xinjiang to discourage religion at home

Schools in China`s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, where a series of attacks has left hundreds dead in recent months, said they would actively discourage religious practice at home, state-run media reported Wednesday.

China Communist body ponders action against Hong Kong stars

The powerful Youth League of China`s ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city`s pro-democracy demonstrators -- including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship.

China `executed 2,400` last year: Rights group

The world`s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

China likely to close "gift" loophole in corruption fight

China`s largely rubber stamp parliament is likely to close a loophole when it meets next week to ban officials from getting around corruption allegations by claiming money received was simply a gift, a state-run newspaper said on Tuesday.

Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing

Leaders of China`s ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday, as state media emphasised the need to tighten control over the country`s legal system.

Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site
Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site

 Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks.

Military singer resurfaces married to China President`s brother

A Chinese army singer who mysteriously disappeared from public view six years ago has made a surprising reappearance in local media -- as the wife of the President Xi Jinping`s brother.

China court rulings stress control of internet rests with the Party

China`s highest court has issued new rulings on online content publication that would further limit what individuals and organisations in the country can say and do on the internet, state media reported on Friday. 

Top Chinese Communist Party official sacked for corruption

China's ruling Communist Party today expelled the chief of cash-rich Guangzhou city and sacked the rising star from his post for accepting huge bribes.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang`s email trail goes stale

A slick new English-language Chinese government website offering contact with Premier Li Keqiang appeared to have hit a snag on Thursday, with emails to the address failing to deliver.

Hong Kong protests dwindle, but talks with govt likely to go nowhere

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets last week dwindled to a few hundred on Wednesday after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere.

China family planning: Decades of putting all eggs in one basket

China`s Communist Party leaders have praised their one-child policy for preventing the population from spiralling out of control, but critics say it has spawned decades of forced abortions, infanticide and child trafficking.