Chinese Regime

  • The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong on Aug. 27, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Exclusive: Xi Jinping Plans Mass Ouster of Corrupt Hong Kong Officials From Top Chinese Advisory Body

    HONG KONG—Chinese leader Xi Jinping is preparing to purge Hongkongers from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference if they bribed their way into the national... Read more

  • Protesters use umbrellas to block the pepper spray from police officers after clashing outside the Chinese central government's liaison office 
after thousands marched in a parade in Hong Kong on Nov. 6, 2016. 
(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    To Understand Rising Tensions in Hong Kong, Look to Beijing

    News analysis If an oil well catches fire, firefighters ignite dynamite near the blaze. The blast has an effect similar to blowing out a candle... Read more

  • Wang Qishan, head of the Chinese regime's anti-corruption agency, attends the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 3, 2016. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Exclusive: China’s Anti-Corruption Chief Will Be Exempt From Forced Retirement

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping will find a “special arrangement” to retain Wang Qishan, head of the anti-corruption campaign, according to a high-level source familiar with... Read more

  • Troops from the People's Armed Police form up for an anti-hijack drill in Guangzhou City, China on Nov. 16, 2005. (China Photo/Getty Images)

    Xi Jinping Is Cleaning up China’s Paramilitary Police

    News analysis Police in China generally aren’t allowed to carry automatic weapons—that is except for the People’s Armed Police. This paramilitary force is regularly mobilized... Read more

  • Joseph Lian Yi-zheng, a former Hong Kong Economic Journal political columnist, in Hong Kong on Aug. 9, 2016. (Choi Man-man/Epoch Times)

    Joseph Lian: Hong Kong’s Leader Hastens His Own Fall

    HONG KONG—To the casual observer, recent high-profile events in Hong Kong suggest that Leung Chun-ying, the city’s top leader, has the favor of Beijing. On... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Oct. 31, 2016. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Xi Jinping Broaches the Red Line With Feature Series on Corruption

    News analysis Anyone living in China in the past four years would be acutely aware of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign: Official and semi-official... Read more

  • Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Nov. 8, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Here’s How Former Chinese Leader Jiang Zemin Could Be Brought Down

    News analysis For the past four years, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been steadily maneuvering into an advantageous position to deal with his predecessor Jiang... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at a press conference in Hong Kong on June 20, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Exclusive: Beijing Turns on Hong Kong Leader

    HONG KONG—Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive of Hong Kong, is not in good standing with the present Chinese leadership and will almost certainly not be... Read more

  • Xin Ziling in an undated photograph. (Apollo Net)

    Maverick Former Chinese Official Explains Dynamics of Elite Communist Party Politics

    Xi Jinping is widely misunderstood by the media and intellectuals because they don’t understand the power dynamics inside the Chinese communist regime today, according to... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (C) and other members of the Politburo Standing Committee attend the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee in Beijing on Oct. 27, 2016. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)

    As ‘Core’ Leader, China’s Xi Jinping Can Shake Up Regime

    News Analysis On paper, Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has no need to affirm his status as China’s paramount leader. Xi sits at the... Read more

  • BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Wang Qishan (L) arrive the Monument to the People's Heroes during a ceremony marking Martyr(degrees)?s Day at Tiananmen Square on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. China's top legislature approved September 30 as the Martyrs' Day last month.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China’s Xi Jinping in Ascendancy Before Key Party Conference

    News analysis Leadership transition in the Chinese regime is a messy affair. Party leaders who cannot align themselves with the stance of key founding revolutionaries... Read more

  • A staff member arranges books about Chinese President Xi Jinping in the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing on November 5, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Xi Jinping’s Reading List Says About the Future of His Leadership

    Books are important, especially in an authoritarian society where the state decides what goes to press. This gives some context to the piece run by... Read more

  • Anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. Recently, anti-corruption investigators criticized the 610 Office, an extralegal Party organization that oversees the persecution of Falun Gong, in a feedback report. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    610 Office, ‘China’s Gestapo’, Is Criticized by Party Investigators

    Working with the Chinese police, agents of the “610 Office” would break into the homes of Falun Gong practitioners, ransack the place, and make arrests... Read more

  • Politburo Standing Committee member Zhang Dejiang at the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong on May 19, 2016. (Jerome Favre/AFP/Gettyy Images)

    Official Censure of Hong Kong Affairs Office Confirms Trouble for Chinese Overseer

    The burgeoning struggle for control in Chinese politics over the Hong Kong and Macau portfolio, playing out in the press for the last several months,... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives the fifth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 15, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Party Theoretician Backs Xi Jinping as ‘Core Leader’

    News analysis Months after a handful of high-ranking Communist Party officials called for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to be considered the “core” of the regime’s... Read more

  • Former Chinese Provincial Party Boss Sentenced to Death

    BEIJING—A former Chinese provincial Communist Party boss was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve Sunday as part of the country’s ongoing crackdown on corruption... Read more

  • File photo of Admiral Liu Huaqing (L) and current Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (People's Liberation Army) (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Xi Jinping Sends Political Signal in Commemoration of Deceased Senior Naval Commander Liu Huaqing

    News analysis At a Sept. 28 symposium in Beijing, Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave a speech on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the... Read more

  • Chinese medical personnel prepare swine flu medicine at a hospital in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province on November 25, 2009. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fraud and Corruption in Chinese Clinical Trials Cast Doubts on Drug Safety

    China’s research industry is booming, but not necessarily advancing, in light of a state report showing that over 80 percent of the country’s clinical trials... Read more

  • (L-R) Politburo Standing Committee member Zhang Dejiang and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visit a public housing block in Hong Kong on May 19, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Newspaper’s Tilt at Allies of Former Chinese Leader Signals Shift in Winds

    News analysis A famous Bond villain observed: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. For four days straight, Sing Pao Daily,... Read more

  • A child plays along a railway at a shanty town where residents will move into low-rent apartments provided by the government in Shenyang of Liaoning Province on March 11, 2009. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Communist Party Officials Cheat the Poor out of China’s Project Housing

    China has low-income housing projects, but it too often happens that instead of going to the poor, the properties end up supplementing the already-generous income... Read more

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