Communist Party Of China

  • China kicks off major military exercise September 10, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday kicked off a major military exercise to test battle readiness of the world's largest standing army "under real war circumstances" that would also test the logistic ability of moving its troops. 'Mission Action 2013 A', the first phase of the military exercises, began in eastern and southern areas...
  • Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai to face "open trial" on Aug 22 August 18, 2013

    Bo Xilai, a former strongman of the ruling Communist Party who was purged last year over a major scandal, will face an "open trial" on August 22 on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, Chinese state media said today. Bo, former boss of the Communist Party in Chongqing city,...
  • China's legislature begins annual session, Xi to head govt March 5, 2013

    Beijing: China's new leadership headed by Xi Jinping is all set to take over power to succeed outgoing President Hu Jintao and his team during the two-week annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) which began here on Tuesday. The 3000-strong NPC, often described as the rubber stamp Parliament, is...
  • China arrests legislator with 4 wives, 10 children December 16, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese authorities have arrested a legislator found to have four wives. A district official in the northern province of Shanxi said Li Junwen also had 10 children, and had been detained on suspicion of document forgery. Bigamy is a criminal offence in China, while rules restrict most couples to just...
  • China: Party Congress finalises list of top officials November 11, 2012

    Beijing: On the fourth day of their brain storming congress to select the new set of Chinese leaders to replace the current lot, ruling Communist Party on Sunday finalised a list of candidates for the 365-member Central Committee, an administrative and policy body, that would govern the country for next...
  • China set for 'sweeping' leadership changes January 9, 2012

    Beijing: China is set for "sweeping" leadership changes next year as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are due to retire, an official media report said without confirming the widely held view that Vice President Xi Jinping would succeed Hu. "Only the murkiest of crystal balls can't foresee that only...
  • Hu vows severe punishment over Xinjiang riots July 9, 2009

    Beijing: Ethnic clashes between Uighurs and Han Chinese in Xinjiang, China continue. The riots have claimed the lives of 160 people and have left 1,000 injured. Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed "severe punishment" for the perpetrators of the Xinjiang riots that left at least 160 people dead and over 1,000 injured,...