Communist Party of China

Why is China 'adjusting' its one-child policy?
A notable part of the decision issued in the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, convened in November 2013, is a relaxation of...
China's security commission targets Western values, other...
Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground, and Premier Li Keqiang (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China’s new national security commission will focus on thwarting “unconventional” threats against the Communist Party’s rule, such as terrorism and the...
Bo Xilai trial marked the end of a power struggle
Sentencing in the trial of Bo Xilai, a former high-ranking Communist Party of China official accused of graft and other crimes, occurred at a courthouse in the city of Jinan on ...
Xi Jinping invokes Mao in political campaign to establish authority
A political campaign called the "mass line education campaign" is kicking off in China. Its purpose, "to encourage professionalism and maintain integrity for the sake of the...
Chinese entrepreneur sells electronic voting machines to dispel...
Using an electronic voting machine, Gao Haiyan counts ballots in an election of a government department. (Provided by Gao Haiyan)
BEIJING--Although he brought success to his once-dying business, money is not the only thing driving Gao Haiyan.
INNER SANCTUM (8): China’s shadowy internal investigation arm...
Citizens in front of the building of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing (seen left in the back) call for punishment against corrupt senior party officials. (Nozomu Hayashi)
Editor's note: This is the eighth in a series of articles on Zhongnanhai, the seclusive political enclave in central Beijing, and the power struggles that have transpired...
INNER SANCTUM (7): Rumors swirl after China deflates power of...
Zhou Qiang speaks at a meeting of the Communist Party’s national congress in November last year. His appointment to president of the Supreme People’s Court surprised many party members. (Teruo Kashiyama)
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of articles on Zhongnanhai, the seclusive political enclave in central Beijing, and the power struggles that have transpired...
INNER SANCTUM (6): Party controls law enforcement as well as...
Liu Xia shows pictures of her husband, Liu Xiaobo, a well-known democracy advocate, during an interview in Beijing in 2009. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of articles on Zhongnanhai, the seclusive political enclave in central Beijing, and the power struggles that have transpired within ...
ANALYSIS: Bo Xilai trial marks pivotal moment for China's economic ...
Bo Xilai, then the Communist Party secretary of Chongqing, takes questions from the media during National People's Congress in Beijing in March 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--When a court in a coastal province renders its verdict against disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai in a trial that appears imminent, it could also decide the pace of...
Hong Kong paper: Xi Jinping enraged over leak of taxi ride story
Xi Jinping (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
GUANGZHOU, China--Chinese President Xi Jinping's "incognito" taxi ride in Beijing was leaked to the media against his orders, according to a Hong Kong newspaper whose rival...
INSIGHT: China Communist Youth League wins key post of vice...
Li Yuanchao, right in the front row, is elected vice president of China during a session of the National People's Congress on March 14 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
BEIJING—The election of Li Yuanchao as Chinese vice president on March 14 represents a comeback for the Communist Youth League and shows the power struggle is far from over...
Xi questions propaganda chief’s handling of censorship row
Fans wait for an autograph session by popular blogger Li Chengpeng, who has criticized authorities for censorship of the Southern Weekly, in Beijing on Jan. 13. At the session, a man punched Li in the face, while another individual handed him a knife wrapped in paper. (Nobuyoshi Sakajiri)
BEIJING--In an apparent attempt to quell the uproar over censorship, Chinese leader Xi Jinping expressed displeasure toward the media control division and said he would not...
China puts pressure on activists ahead of party congress
Hu Jia, right, meets human rights activist Chen Guangcheng in late April in Beijing after Chen fled from house arrest in Shandong province. (Provided by sources)
BEIJING--Chinese security authorities are waging a “war” on anti-government activists ahead of the Communist Party of China’s National Congress, leading to restrictions...
More deaths, $6 billion in transfers emerge in China murder case
The Asahi Shimbun
BEIJING--New details in a sensational murder case that has rocked the highest levels of government in China have come to light, including $6 billion in shady transactions and...
Ousted Chinese leader's son leads flamboyant life abroad
Photos culled from the Internet show China's Bo Guagua enjoying his student life abroad. (The Asahi Shimbun)
After the recent ouster of Bo Xilai, the Chongqing municipal Communist Party committee secretary, and the arrest of his wife, Gu Kailai, on suspicion of murder, the couple's...
Chongqing murder mystery part of a battle for China's future
The Asahi Shimbun
BEIJING--The spectacular fall of one of China’s most controversial and powerful political figures and the arrest of his wife on suspicion of ordering the death of a British...
China vows to become 'cultural power'
An online newscast by China's Xinhua News Network English edition shown in July 2010. Beijing is hoping to enhance its presence as a soft power. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--China has decided to promote a national strategy to become a worldwide cultural leader befitting its growing stature in the global economy.
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