Toronto: Canada has banned journalists with China`s official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they`re being discriminated against.
China`s big spenders are reining in overt shows of wealth, shelving shopping trips in Hong Kong and Macau gambling sprees in the face of the Communist Party`s anti-corruption and frugality drive, analysts say.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday.
Zhou, 71, who retired from the country`s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) of the Communist party in 2012, also held the most powerful post as the head of the country`s national security.
Ukraine sought on Tuesday to ban the Communist Party more than two decades after the Soviet Union`s collapse because of its alleged support for pro-Russian insurgents battling government forces in the separatist east.
A spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face bribery charges.
Hong Kong holds a controversial "referendum" on democracy on Friday, a prelude to an escalating campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony`s financial district and further anger China`s Communist Party leaders.
Taiwan is building a $100 million port next to an airstrip on the lone island it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, a move that is drawing hardly any flak from the most assertive player in the bitterly contested waters - China.
A Chinese village which held landmark democratic elections after it rebelled against Communist Party officials heads to the polls again on Sunday, shadowed by fears that local authorities are reasserting their grip on power.
China`s ruling Communist Party on Monday vowed to crack down on judicial corruption after reports about several convicts bribing their way out of jails by getting their sentences commuted came to light.
China has placed a former close aide to the country`s ex-chief of internal security Zhou Yongkang under investigation, authorities said, heightening speculation that the net is tightening around his former patron.