Communist Party

China rights lawyer gets suspended three-year sentence

One of China`s most celebrated human rights lawyers was handed a suspended three-year prison sentence on Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV said, after posting comments critical of the ruling Communist Party.

Dec 22, 2015, 10:06 AM IST

Chinese fugitive returns from US amid crackdown

China says one of its most wanted fugitives has voluntarily returned from the US in a new victory for its campaign to track down corruption suspects who have fled abroad.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Vietnam passes law abolishing death penalty for 7 crimes

Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 per cent of the illegal money they made.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years from 7

An imprisoned 71-year-old Chinese journalist has had her sentence reduced to five years from seven following an appeal, her lawyer said today.

Nov 26, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

China says it will stay out of upcoming Taiwan elections

China says it won't get involved in Taiwan's elections, despite an expected strong showing by the opposition that favors formal independence for the island.

Oct 28, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

Nepalese leaders deliberate on fuel import from China

A senior Maoists party leader held talks with Chinese Ambassador and Nepalese government officials for importing petroleum products and medicines from China due to shortage of essential goods amid continued blockade of key trade points with India for over a month.

Oct 24, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

China Communist Party's deadly sins - gluttony, sex and golf

China's Communist Party has banned its members from "extravagant eating and drinking".

Oct 23, 2015, 00:20 AM IST

Cuba pardons thousands of prisoners ahead of visit by Pope Francis

Cuba's government announced pardons on Friday for more than 3,500 prisoners, setting the stage for an eagerly awaited visit by Pope Francis with the largest release of its kind since the 1959 revolution.

Sep 12, 2015, 01:49 AM IST

China plans new push to reform state firms: Reports

China is preparing to unveil broad reforms for state-owned companies which will see some firms shut and others introduce more diversified ownership, according to media reports, in moves one analyst called a "game-changer".

Sep 09, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

China says must ditch gold obsession to root out sports graft ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

China must ditch its obsession with winning gold medals if really wants to root out corruption in sports, especially ahead of next year`s Rio Olympics, the country`s sports chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Sep 09, 2015, 10:04 AM IST

China sacks work safety chief after Tianjin blasts

China has sacked the head of its work safety regulator for suspected corruption, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, following blasts that killed more than 100 people in the port city of Tianjin this month.

Aug 26, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Aug 21, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

China expels brother of former senior official from Communist Party over graft

The brother of a former top Chinese presidential aide has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and public office, the government said on Friday, paving the way for his prosecution for violations such as accepting bribes.

Aug 21, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Address human rights with China: US senators to Obama

A bipartisan group of US senators Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to highlight human rights concerns when his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping visits next month, in particular Beijing`s "extraordinary assault" on rule of law.

Aug 11, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Japan's Hiroshima ceremonies 'scheming': Chinese media

A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party slammed Japan on Thursday for commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima without highlighting its own wartime aggression.

Aug 06, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

China jails TV hacker for 12 years over anti-govt broadcast

 An engineer who hacked into a Chinese cable television system has been jailed for 12 years, state media reported, after he broadcast denunciations of the ruling Communist party -- including showing the Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" image.

Aug 05, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

China probes volleyball chief for suspected graft

China`s main anti-corruption agency has begun an investigation into the country`s volleyball chief, it said on Tuesday, the latest sports official to be caught up in the country`s sweeping campaign

Aug 04, 2015, 12:18 PM IST

China media says Beijing can handle any problem for Winter Games

Chinese state-run media on Saturday lauded the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the city could handle any problem thrown at it and would aim to put on a "big party".

Aug 01, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa

Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, he cited an embassy official as saying today, restricting him to a three-week trip on the grounds he did not declare a criminal conviction in his application.

Jul 30, 2015, 16:18 PM IST