Communist Party

Taiwan ruling party says chief to meet China's Xi Jinping

Chinese President and Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will hold talks with the chairman of Taiwan`s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in Beijing next month, the KMT said on Friday, in what would be the first meeting between the heads of the two parties.

Apr 24, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

'China leaders to meet Taiwan ruling party chief'

Leaders of China`s Communist Party will meet the chairman of Taiwan`s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party early next month, state media said Friday, amid improving relations between the political foes.

Apr 24, 2015, 10:43 AM IST

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing`s Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Manila `cute little submissive` of US: China media

The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington.

Apr 21, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

Two opposition candidates defeated in Cuba vote

Two Cuban opposition candidates failed Sunday to become the island`s first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

Apr 20, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

China tells military to be on guard against "liberalism"

China`s military ordered its forces on Thursday to be on guard against "liberalism" and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, the latest battle in President Xi Jinping`s war against corruption in the services.

Apr 16, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Brother of China's last emperor dies aged 96

The brother of China's last emperor -- who was pushed off the throne in 1912, ending the Qing dynasty -- has died in Beijing at the age of 96, state media reported.

Apr 13, 2015, 03:00 AM IST

Vietnam officials visit China to mend ties after rig spat

Vietnam sent a high-ranking delegation of Communist Party officials and Cabinet ministers to China today as the countries seek to mend relations strained by the giant northern neighbour's deployment of an oil rig last year in disputed waters.

Apr 07, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

China investigates diplomat suspected of taking bribes

Chinese authorities are investigating a diplomat working at the Chinese embassy in Paris for suspected bribe-taking, the state news agency, Xinhua, has said.

Apr 01, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

China closes 66 `illegal` golf courses

China has closed down nearly 70 "illegal" golf courses, a government statement said, in what appears to be the first sign of enforcement of a decade-old ban.

Mar 31, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

China court jails Christian pastor for a year: Group

 A Chinese court jailed a Christian pastor for one year for disturbing public order after he sought to stop a cross being removed from atop a church, a US-based religious rights group said. 

Mar 25, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

China probes official in Xi`s `second hometown`

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.

Mar 20, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Disgraced former top Chinese military officer dies before trial

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

Atheistic China claims 'right to reincarnate' Dalai Lama

China's Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims on the afterlife.

Mar 13, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

China to hold "open trial" for felled domestic security tsar

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.

Mar 13, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

China`s powerful Xi defies expectations two years on

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.

Mar 13, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Xi calls for civil-military integration to boost defence

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to strengthen China's national defence and combat readiness of its armed forces by greater civil-military integration.

Mar 12, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

China mocks India's democratic system

 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".

Mar 12, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

'Tibetan woman self-immolates in China'

A Tibetan woman burned herself to death days before the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, a rights group and media said, in the first such incident this year.

Mar 09, 2015, 21:38 PM IST

China`s wealthiest to take part in key political meetings

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.

Mar 02, 2015, 14:00 PM IST