Communist Party

3 million pound fund to target whisky connoisseurs in China

A new 3 million pound fund has been set up to allow Chinese whisky connoisseurs to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams as well as help boost exports to China, where an austerity drive by the ruling Communist party has badly hit sales.

Jul 26, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Poland learns to love Stalin`s unwanted gift

Polish TV presenter Robert Bernatowicz used to hate Warsaw`s colossal Palace of Culture, an unwanted gift from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that opened 60 years ago this week. But that was before he broke into the building.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:53 AM IST

Philippine rebels attack 12 security outposts; 1 dead

Communist guerrillas attacked a dozen mostly rural army outposts, including in two provinces where officials have declared that the insurgents have been considerably weakened, the military said today.

Jul 21, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao's top aide traded power for sex

Ling Jihua, who has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC), had committed adultery with a number of women and traded his power for sex, authorities said.

Jul 21, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Former speaker of Russian Parliament dies at 67

The former speaker of Russia`s parliament, Communist lawmaker Gennady Seleznyov, has died at the age of 67 after a long illness, his family said Monday. 

Jul 20, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

China`s Communist Party to hold key meeting in October: Xinhua

China`s Communist Party will hold a full meeting of its central committee in October to set the course of the world`s second-largest economy for the next five years, state media reported Monday.

Jul 20, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

Four detained over Beijing sex video scandal

 Four persons, including a young couple, have been detained in China in connection with a sex- tape shot in an upmarket fitting store here which went viral online, provoking fierce criticism from internet users.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Top China leader tells Hong Kong youth to "promote stability"

The young of Hong Kong should be promoters of the territory`s stability and prosperity, the fourth most senior leader of China`s ruling Communist Party told a youth group on Friday.

Jul 17, 2015, 15:40 PM IST

China detains celebrity spiritual master for alleged murder

Chinese police have detained a well-connected self-proclaimed master of the spiritual martial art of Qigong on suspicion of the murder of a disciple, state media said on Friday, a case which has gripped China with lurid tales of wealth and magic.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

China sacks deputy sports minister ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics decision

A deputy sports minister who sat on China`s Olympics committee has been sacked, the government said on Thursday, following a corruption investigation by the ruling Communist Party.

Jul 16, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang again blasts lazy officials as corrupt

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has again expressed his frustration with officials who are ignoring orders to reduce bureaucracy amid an economic slowdown, blasting them for being little better than the corrupt cadres the government is trying to root out.

Jul 09, 2015, 09:52 AM IST

Obama, Vietnam party boss hold `candid` rights talks

President Barack Obama and the leader of Vietnam`s Communist Party on Tuesday held what both called "candid" discussions on human rights during a historic White House meeting as the onetime enemies seek to bolster ties.

Jul 08, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Barack Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party

 The head of Vietnam`s Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations.

Jul 03, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

China passes national security law: Officials

China`s rubber-stamp legislature passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, officials said, as concerns grow that Beijing is enforcing ever-tighter limits on rights.

Jul 01, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang

 A senior ethnic Uighur official in China`s unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption.

Jun 28, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Lalit Modi row: DSO protests against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) party`s student arm, DSO on Saturday staged a protest outside Raj Bhavan against External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.

Jun 27, 2015, 19:46 PM IST

China moves controversial oil rig back towards Vietnam coast

China has moved an oil rig at the centre of last year`s violent dispute with Vietnam closer to Vietnam`s coast in the disputed South China Sea, just weeks ahead of the first visit by a chief of Vietnam`s Communist Party to Washington.

Jun 26, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Former top Tibet security official probed for graft

A former top Chinese security official in Tibet is being investigated for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, in a rare example of corruption-busters going into the restive and remote region.

Jun 26, 2015, 10:23 AM IST

Chinese paper stresses common interests with US ahead of dialogue

China`s leading state newspaper on Saturday hailed the common interests between China and the United States, striking a positive tone days ahead of a key annual bilateral meeting.

Jun 20, 2015, 09:31 AM IST

China state media calls Hong Kong opposition "destroyers" after electoral reform vetoed

Chinese state media lashed out at Hong Kong`s opposition pro-democracy lawmakers on Friday after the legislature in the financial hub vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package.

Jun 19, 2015, 10:10 AM IST