Chinese Regime

  • The Shanghai Bund on March 14, 2016. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Unmasks Elite Backers of Disgraced Shanghai Prosecutor

    Shanghai Political and Legal Affairs Commission (PLAC) officials belonging to the cohort of ex-Shanghai chief prosecutor Chen Xu are “all rotten,” said Zheng Enchong. “There... Read more

  • Former statistics bureau chief Wang Baoan attends a news conference in Beijing on Jan. 13, 2010. (Reuters/Stringer)

    China Sentences Six Ex-Top Chinese Officials in One Day

    On May 31, courts across China separately found six disgraced high-ranking Chinese officials guilty of corruption and issued sentences. All six officials are either associated... Read more

  • Zhang Dejiang, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and Hong Kong overseer, in Hong Kong on May 18, 2016. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Outgoing Chinese Politburo Member Zhang Dejiang Reiterates Hardline Stance on Hong Kong

    Zhang Dejiang, the third-ranked Chinese Communist Party leader who holds the portfolio for Hong Kong-related affairs, stressed Beijing’s political authority over politics and law in... Read more

  • China in Context

    Anti-Corruption and Its Discontents

    A lengthy list of purged officials—that’s the only concrete achievement Xi Jinping can wave about after nearly five years in office, as a direct result... Read more

  • Zhao Liping, the former police chief of Inner Mongolia. (

    Former Chinese Police Chief Executed for Bribery and Murder

    Two years ago, a Chinese man in his 60s stabbed and shot a young woman, allegedly his mistress, and then burned her body. Upon investigation,... Read more

  • Chen Xu, the former  Prosecutor General of the Shanghai People's Procuratorate. (

    Former Prosecutor With Ties to Shanghai Gang to Be Charged for Corruption

    Chen Xu, Shanghai’s former top prosecutor, was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party on May 25 following a three-month investigation that found him guilty of... Read more

  • Wei Minzhou, the former Shaanxi People’s Congress deputy head. (

    Top Chinese Official Purged Hours After Appearing on Television

    Wei Minzhou, the deputy head of a northwestern Chinese provincial legislature attended several official functions on May 23. That evening, he was even featured on... Read more

  • China in Context

    Gauging Xi Jinping’s Political Strength

    Just how much control over China does Xi Jinping have? One view holds that Xi is the most powerful Communist Party leader in decades, taking... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Blocks Taiwan From Attending World Health Assembly

    The World Health Assembly (WHA), a meeting of the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to convene this week in Geneva,... Read more

  • The Four Seasons Hotel building in Hong Kong on Feb. 1, 2017.
(Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Chinese Billionaire Agreed to Be Taken Away, Source Says

    HONG KONG—Xiao Jianhua, the Chinese billionaire whose abrupt disappearance from Hong Kong in January made waves internationally, had engaged in a week-and-half long negotiation with... Read more

  • File photo from Interol showing Mo Yeung (Michael) Ching. (Interpol)

    China Pursues Chinese Financier Who Donated to Trudeau

    A Vancouver property developer who contributed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign is wanted for corruption by the Chinese regime. On April 27, the... Read more

  • A North Korean soldier stands guard on a boat with locals on the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju across from the Chinese border town of Dandong on Feb. 9, 2016. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    China May Be Preparing for North Korean Exodus

    The Chinese regime may be preparing for a wave of North Korean defectors or asylum seekers. The Korea Times published a letter allegedly issued by... Read more

  • Paramilitary police officers stand guard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 2, 2017. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    Xi Jinping Pushes Out Factionalists in the Provinces

    As the Chinese saying goes, “The top have policy measures, the bottom have countermeasures.” This refers to the ubiquitous political sabotage and intransigence that plague government... Read more

  • China in Context

    Is China’s ‘Knife Handle’ Being Put on Notice?

    While the best time to tune up a car is when it’s stationary, sometimes vehicle owners just have to keep driving. For decades, Chinese leaders... Read more

  • The Supreme People’s Procuratorate webpage that allows anonymous reporting of Chinese officials of all ranks, including those on the Politburo Standing Committee, on April 20, 2017. (Supreme People's Procuratorate)

    Top (and Former) Communist Party Officials Now Vulnerable to Corruption Complaints

    The Chinese regime’s top prosecuting agency recently allowed individuals to report the most elite officials for wrongdoing on its website, a relaxation of rules that... Read more

  • A North Korean ballistic missile launcher on parade in this file photo. North Korea received Chinese aid for its nuclear and rocket programs. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea and the Chinese Regime’s ‘Deep State’

    Within China, entrenched political rivals of leader Xi Jinping share common ground with North Korea’s totalitarian Kim regime, and appear to have been leveraging the... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping waves as he reviews the army, at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China on Sep. 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    China’s Xi Restructures Military, Consolidates Control

    BEIJING—Chinese leader Xi Jinping has announced a military restructure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to transform it into a leaner fighting force with improved joint... Read more

  • Pan Yiyang, attends a 2013 meeting in Beijing. (REUTERS/Stringer)

    China Jails Official Who Bribed Disgraced Presidential Aide

    BEIJING—A court in northern China on Tuesday jailed for 20 years a former senior provincial government official who bribed a now disgraced former aide to... Read more

  • A home-grown supersonic Hsiung-feng 3 (Brave Wind) ship-to-ship missile is displayed during a military parade as part of National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 10, 2007. (TONY HUANG/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Cruise Missiles May Deter Chinese Regime Aggression

    Despite the growing gap between China’s and Taiwan’s economies and militaries, experts believe that Taiwan possesses the capabilities to strike back if China attacks or... Read more

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee business hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Beijing Rigged the Hong Kong Chief Election, Says Marco Rubio

    As Hong Kong elected yet another pro-Beijing proxy to be the city’s leader, Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), a China-monitoring unit under the US Congress... Read more

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