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China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns

China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns

China's Communist rulers will gather in October to discuss their party's future, state media said today, as President Xi Jinping tightens controls over the immensely powerful organisation.

Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire

Rights groups called for Chinese authorities to stop forced demolitions at one of the world`s biggest Tibetan Buddhist institutes.

Congress, Marxist MLA duo joins Trinamool

Weakening the opposition, a legislator each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday joined the West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress.

Liberal Chinese magazine shuts amid forced management reshuffle

A leading liberal magazine in China has halted publication after a sudden forced reshuffle of its leadership.

Chinese national jailed for hacking US defense firms

A Chinese national was sentenced in Los Angeles to three years and 10 months in prison for hacking American defense contractors to steal trade secrets on Beijing`s behalf.

Kerala's political killings return as two CPI-M, BJP activists murdered

After a lull, two political murders that of a CPI-M activist and a BJP worker within a span of few hours again shook north Kerala's politically sensitive Kannur district.

Nepal's CPN (Maoist- Centre) to withdraw support to Oli government

Nepal's CPN (Maoist- Centre) to withdraw support to Oli government

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist- Centre) on Monday decided to withdraw its support to the K.P. Sharma Oli government.

Tibet 'consensus' slammed by rights group

A rights group on Tuesday slammed foreign representatives for attending a Chinese government-organised forum in Tibet that claimed international support for a "Lhasa Consensus" on economic development in the mainly Buddhist region.

CPI-M condemns ''brutal repression'' in Kashmir

The CPI-M on Monday denounced the "brutal repression" of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir leading to over 20 deaths and said those who shot dead stone-throwing youths must be punished.

China jails ''Xinjiang sage'' connected to former security chief

 A man identified by Chinese media as a fortune teller and healer connected to China`s disgraced former public security chief Zhou Yongkang gets sentenced to jail.

China wants 'responsible explanation' on Taiwan missile firing

A Taiwanese warship had accidentally fired a supersonic anti-ship missile towards mainland China.

China celebrates Communist Party's 95th birthday, Xi warns on graft, security

China celebrates Communist Party's 95th birthday, Xi warns on graft, security

Chinese President Xi Jinping says the biggest threat to Communist Party is corruption.

Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises

China`s top diplomat met Vietnam`s leadership on Monday. The meeting was aimed at strengthening  relations. The trip by State Councillor Yang Jiechi comes amid a Chinese public relations blitz to try to discredit a looming verdict by an international tribunal.

Vietnamese dissident a reluctant tourist during Obama visit

Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Quang A spent much of Tuesday as a tourist with plainclothes cops - eating fish noodle soup, visiting a temple and a fortune teller – returning home just as President Barack Obama took off from Hanoi aboard Air Force One.

Beijing warns new Taiwan leader on independence

Beijing warned Taiwan`s newly-inaugurated leader against seeking independence Friday, saying peace would be "impossible" if the new government attempted to move away from the mainland.

New Taiwan president pledges peace, urges China to drop historical baggage

Taiwan`s new president urged China on Friday to "drop the baggage of history" in an otherwise conciliatory inauguration speech that Beijing`s Communist Party rulers had been watching for any move towards independence.

China formally charges former aide to retired president

China`s state prosecutor on Friday formally charged a former senior aide to retired president Hu Jintao with taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power.

Top China paper warns of crisis risk over debt

Top China paper warns of crisis risk over debt

China must turn off the taps of credit-driven growth to avoid a financial system crisis in the face of rising bad loans and other risks, the Communist Party's official mouthpiece newspaper said on Monday

Chinese newspapers on decline as people move to digital media

Chinese newspapers on decline as people move to digital media

China's largely state-run print and television media is on the decline as more and more mobile savvy Chinese moved over to online social media which registered a phenomenal growth in recent years.

People of all faiths shouldn't challenge CPC leadership: Xi Jinping

 Ordering officials to resolutely guard against "overseas infiltrations" into China in the name of religion, President Xi Jinping has asserted that people of all faiths in the country should not challenge the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, the state media reported today.