Chinese authorities are investigating a senior official in a province President Xi Jinping has dubbed his "second hometown", the Communist Party`s internal watchdog said Friday, amid a much-publicised anti-graft campaign.
One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, sparing the government what could have been an embarrassing trial.
China will hold an "open trial" for fallen domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, the head of China`s top court said, state media reported on Friday, in an attempt to show transparency though the super-sensitive trial will likely be far from open.
Two years into his presidency China`s Xi Jinping has overturned his image as a consensus-builder, with some analysts questioning whether the Communist Party would have chosen him as leader if the full scope of his ambitions and his signature anti-corruption drive had been known.
Deriding India's democratic system, official Chinese media here today defended ruling Communist Party's monopoly on power, saying if China had opted for democracy it would have become another India "where around 20 per cent of the world's poorest live".
Five of the 10 wealthiest people in Communist-ruled China are due to take part in two major political meetings starting this week, government websites show, highlighting the influence of the country`s mega-rich.
A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party on Monday condemned the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, saying it severely damaged the country`s body politic.
China on Monday expelled a former vice chairman of the top political advisory body from ruling Communist Party of China for graft, abuse of power and ordered trial against him, as the anti-graft campaign by President Xi Jinping claimed more scalps of senior party leaders.
China should roll back its one-child policy and instead mandate that all couples have two children, a family planning official has said, drawing criticism on Friday from a ruling Communist Party newspaper.
A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralysed and was jailed two months ago for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party said on Wednesday he was released from prison on medical parole.
China on Monday executed five members of a mafia-style gang, including a mining tycoon with alleged links to disgraced ruling Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang in connection with eight murders and for crimes like vandalism and gunrunning.
The website of an outspoken Vietnamese newspaper has had its licence revoked after publishing articles which "abuse freedom and democratic rights," authorities said Monday, as part of a growing crackdown on press freedom in the communist country.
China`s military will toughen ideological background checks on its troops and strictly control their internet and mobile phone use in an effort to combat spying by "hostile forces", state media said on Wednesday.