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Japan-China relations boosted by Abe’s WWII statement and self-defence bill


By reiterating Japan’s “unshakable” apology for World War II and legalising the necessary enhancements to operate its Self-Defence Forces like a normal national armed force of a state, Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister 2006-7, 2012-present) has done a meritorious job to consummate Japan’s statehood, thus enabling the Japan-China relation to move on to another stage of … Continue reading

China aims at long term elimination of corruption by legislation


The recent development of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption storm is the investigation of fourteen People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals including Major General Guo Zhenggang, the son of Guo Boxiong, who retired as vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2013. In China, the CMC chairman, as the president of the state, has many affairs … Continue reading

New China urges increased hostility towards the west


Even as his government was making red-carpet plans to host President Obama this week, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, praised a young blogger whose writing is best known here for its anti-American vitriol. In one widely circulated essay published by state news outlets titled “Nine Knockout Blows in America’s Cold War Against China,” the blogger, … Continue reading

China: The theory behind conservatives power struggle with reformists


In the expanded 2nd edition of my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements, I describe in details the commencement of the power struggle between reformists and conservatives. This was done by Hu Jintao’s omission of Mao Zedong Thought, Bo Xilai’s rise as the leader of the powerful conservative faction, his use of Maoist Chongqing model to oppose … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping unable to rule if unaware of conservative faction’s strength


Some analysts are nervous when they hear Chinese President Xi Jinping upholding Mao Zedong Thought. Will Xi resume Mao’s policies of class struggle and constant revolution, they wonder. Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao tried to omit Mao Zedong Thought, but enabled Bo Xilai to rally a vast number of conservatives around to fight against the reformists … Continue reading

Huge discounts on Kindle version of Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements is extended internationally


China Daily Mail contributor Chan Kai Yee has announced that 70% discounts on the Kindle version of his book are now in place until the end of June 2014. The discounts are now available in the countries listed below, using the links provided. For other countries not on this list, we recommend using the United … Continue reading

Book Review: “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” by Chan Kai Yee


Acclaimed author Chan Kai Yee has released an expanded second edition of his book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” released June 4 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Throughout the month of June, the price of the printed version is reduced from US$30 to US$15, while the price of the kindle is reduced from … Continue reading

China celebrates Mao’s 120th birthday, but events scaled back


China celebrates the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but will be scaling back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of market-based reform … Continue reading

Supporters of China’s disgraced Bo Xilai set up new political party


Reuters says in its exclusive news today: Supporters of China’s disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, who has been jailed for corruption, have set up a political party, two separate sources said, in a direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party’s de facto ban on new political groups. The Zhi Xian Party, literally “the constitution is … Continue reading

The mess in China’s rule of law


China’s anti-corruption typhoon goes on with the latest casualty being Tian Xueren, former Jilin vice governor. According to Beijing Wanbao (Beijing Evening News), on 85 occasions, Tian took bribes worth 19.19 million yuan ($3 million) but on November 1, he got a lenient punishment of life imprisonment as he satisfactorily confessed and repented and has … Continue reading

China’s Bo Xilai allowed to appeal against life in jail


A court in eastern China on Wednesday allowed ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai to appeal against a guilty verdict on charges of corruption and abuse of power handed out last month which earned him a life sentence. Bo was a rising star in China’s leadership circles and cultivated a loyal following through his charisma … Continue reading

China’s anti-graft storm begins in earnest


Since Bo Xilai was given the verdict of life imprisonment, China’s mass line campaign has been developing into an anti-corruption campaign. On September 24, Reuters reported that China would audit military officials in a move to fight graft. On September 28, trial of Ding Shumiao was held for giving bribes to Liu Zhijun, former Minister … Continue reading

History shows that Japan and China have very different futures


I’ve frequently come across the view that China is on track to become like Japan but with 10 times the population. It is a form of wishful thinking that drives a great deal of investment in China in the hope that carving out a market share will bring untold riches one day. In an example … Continue reading

‘Hidden income’ makes China’s rich wealthier than thought


Hong Kong — China’s urban rich are making far more than they officially report, suggesting the wealth gap in the world’s second largest economy is much higher than previously thought, according to a new study. The China Society of Economic Reform released a survey Monday that found “gray income” was 6.2 trillion yuan (U.S. $1 … Continue reading

China’s Bo Xilai gets life in jail; conservatives deprived of charismatic leader


Chinese rule-of-law and reformist factions’ power struggle against Bo Xilai and his faction was a vital battle for the establishment and implementation of the rule of law and further economic reform. In a nutshell, the fight concerned the rule of law as Bo’s protégé Wang Lijun framed up and imprisoned defence lawyer Li Zhuang, and … Continue reading

China: Xi Jinping chosen by Jiang Zemin as successor and core of CCP


I describe in the first edition of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” that China’s current political system is the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Dynasty with a core of leadership equivalent to an emperor. Jiang Zemin remained the core after full retirement and it was Jiang who selected Xi Jinping as Hu Jintao’s successor as the … Continue reading

Denial-of-service attack shuts down Chinese Internet on Sunday morning


The attack began at 2 a.m. Sunday morning and was followed by a more intense attack at 4 a.m., according to the China Internet Network Information Center, which apologized to affected users in its statement and said it is working to improve its “service capabilities.” The attack, which was aimed at the registry that allows users to … Continue reading

Bo Xilai leaves poisonous legacy in China


A rising political star. A murderous wife. An attempted cover-up. A runaway police chief. A playboy son. A secret French villa. A corrupt official. A political downfall. This conflagration of events surrounding the former high-ranking Chinese official Bo Xilai has captured the imagination of China watchers around the world. After 18 months of speculation, preparation and … Continue reading

Chinese Police Detain Online Commentator Xue Manzi


Chinese authorities are sending a chill through the country’s boisterous community of online social commentators as police detained a prominent Web user and state media stepped up calls for a crackdown on what they describe as spreading rumors online. Xue Manzi, above, spoke at the China Internet Conference 2013 on Aug. 13. He has been … Continue reading

China’s Bo Xilai tries to save his skin


The trial of Bo Xilai started to turn into an episode of Maury. Revelations about the tangled web of strained and complicated relationships within his family were used as his testimony, particularly when the evidence seemed most piled up against him. Throughout the trial, the Communist leader has ardently denied accusations of embezzlement and all … Continue reading

China arrests activist who campaigned about leaders’ wealth


Police have arrested one of China’s most prominent rights activists who has called for officials to disclose their wealth, his lawyer said on Friday, raising the stakes in the government’s crackdown on anti-graft campaigners. The arrest of Xu Zhiyong, who has pushed for greater civil rights, could trigger an international outcry over Beijing’s tightening grip … Continue reading

China: Son of prominent general on trial for rape sparks public outcry


The people of China are tired of party officials and their families thinking they are above the law. The children of party officials are especially criticized and seen as “spoiled” because of their behavior. The feelings of outrage surrounding the rape case the son of a prominent general is involved in suggests that the people … Continue reading

I was framed, says China’s Bo as he mounts feisty defence


Fallen politician Bo Xilai put up a feisty defence on Thursday as he faced China’s most political trial in decades, saying he was framed in one of the bribery charges against him and had admitted to it against his will during interrogation. The 64-year-old former Communist Party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has been … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping disappoints world by promoting Maoist revival


In a move sure to dismay the people inside and outside China who hoped Xi Jinping would begin a new era of democratic reform, China’s president has “lurched” to the left, as the WSJ reports, promoting a revitalised version of nationalist Maoism across the country. ”Our red nation will never change colour,” Xi said during a ceremony … Continue reading

China’s Bo Xilai to stand trial Thursday


The trial of disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday, when he will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power in China’s most divisive and dramatic case in decades. The long-awaited trial of Bo, 64, a “princeling” son of a late vice premier who is still popular with conservatives and … Continue reading

China charges Bo Xilai with corruption, paves way for trial


China charged disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Thursday, paving the way for a potentially divisive trial that President Xi Jinping will want smoothly handled as he pushes major economic reforms. Bo, 64, could appear in a court in the eastern city of Jinan in Shandong province within weeks, … Continue reading

What to make of Xi Jinping’s Maoist turn


With a number of Mao-like pronouncements emanating from Beijing in recent months, some observers of Chinese politics think Xi Jinping might be turning Maoist. The most recent example is an editorial published earlier this week in the authoritative People’s Daily (in Chinese), which argues that the “mass line is the ruling lifeline” for the Communist … Continue reading

Greatest danger for China and the world: Reemergence of a tyrant


Sinocentric Cosmology: China has a long history of regarding itself as the centre of the world due to its ignorance of the existence of the other parts of the world that were much larger and even stronger than it. It paid dearly for such ignorance and arrogance in being bullied for more than a century … Continue reading

Exposure via internet now China’s top weapon in war on graft


Think tank finds online reports spur far more corruption investigations than traditional media. The internet has become the primary tool for exposing corruption on the mainland, “removing a corrupt official with the click of a mouse”, according to a leading think tank’s analysis. In its Blue Book of New Media, researchers from the Chinese Academy … Continue reading

China’s Communist party takes page from Mao’s playbook


China’s Communist party has unleashed a rectification campaign of a scale and tone not seen in more than a decade as the leadership seeks to address the frustration over corrupt officials while avoiding bold political reforms. As investors wait for party chief Xi Jinping to initiate long-delayed economic reforms and liberals in China push for political change, … Continue reading

China executes official for child rapes


Authorities in central China executed a former Communist Party official for raping 11 underage girls, state media said on Wednesday, following an online uproar about the latest case of abuse of power. Li Xingong, who was the party’s deputy head in Yongcheng city in Henan province, was found guilty of assaulting the girls during police … Continue reading

Being a Chinese official: Not all it’s cracked up to be


Being a Communist Party cadre has its advantages. But there are risks, too. Life as a Chinese government official isn’t what it used to be. Lavish, liquor-heavy banquets have been outlawed. It will soon be harder to get those military license plates, useful for avoiding hassle from traffic police. With China’s army of voracious and ever-watchful bloggers, … Continue reading

A new female generation of “princesslings” in China?


If you follow Chinese politics at all, you’ll have heard of a word that’s become synonymous with corruption and privilege — “princeling”. The term refers to the offspring of Chinese party officials, and is often used to describe those who leverage their family connections into political power. However, there are signs that these princelings could soon … Continue reading

China’s inner circle: The three black boxes


In Reuters analysis titled “Analysis of China’s next inner circle”, foreign media again shows its ignorance about China. However, the ignorance is natural. There are three black boxes in China’s power centre. Elaborated description of them will be given in the second edition of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Analysis”. Even the first black box, the … Continue reading

Danger of second Cultural Revolution as migrant workers in China are alienated


Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel like outsiders. In its report titled Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey, SCMP says: “Many workers who flock to mainland cities feel alienated and have low self-esteem, says survey “Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel … Continue reading

China: Justice at last for criminal defence lawyers persecuted in Beihai


There have been lots of changes since Bo Xilai took over the reigns especially the sweeping anti-corruption drive, the closure of black jails that local governments used to lock up petitioners and informers, the imprisonment of thugs who intercepted petitioners and the payment of compensation to illegally detained petitioner. For me, however, the most important … Continue reading

Chinese government persecution of Christians


ChinaAid releases 2012 Annual Report On ‘Chinese Government Persecution Of Christians & Churches In Mainland China’‏. Government persecution of Christians and churches in mainland China deteriorated for the seventh straight year, ChinaAidsaid in its annual report, with the defining characteristic of 2012′s persecution being the government’s stated intention of eradicating house churches. Based on information … Continue reading

Trial of China’s Bo Xilai opens next week


China‘s disgraced former senior politician, Bo Xilai, will go on trial next week, a Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper said on Friday, in what would be the final act of a drama that has shaken the ruling Communist Party. Bo, once a contender for top leadership in the world’s second-largest economy, was ousted in China’s biggest … Continue reading

Where’s Bo Xilai? The case of China’s glamour couple


Compared to almost a year ago, the glamorous couple Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai have disappeared into oblivion. Bo Xilai – former ambitious mayor of the Manchurian port of Dalian and urbane Commerce Minister of China – had aspirated on the highest levels of power before his deep fall as power-conscious party leader in the megacity of Chongqing. In … Continue reading

New York Times journalist forced to leave China


China apparently expelled a New York Times journalist after the paper ran a damaging report about the hidden wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao and his family. Australian national Chris Buckley, who recently re-joined The New York Times after working as a correspondent for Reuters, left Beijing on Monday evening with his family after his application … Continue reading

The ABC of China politics in 2012


It was supposed to be a momentous year – a major leadership change on the centenary of the last emperor’s abdication. But 2012 turned out to be a mess for China. It squabbled with neighbours on a seemingly unceasing series of spats over disputed territories. Its biggest political star was purged amid a murder scandal … Continue reading

Southern China officials called on to be monogamous


An anti-graft official in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou called on government and Communist Party officials to be faithful to their spouses after a slew of local scandals, the China Daily reported today. Mei Heqing, a standing member of the communist party’s Guangzhou disciplinary commission, also disclosed at a briefing yesterday that 38 of the 61 … Continue reading

The mistress-industrial complex in China


Is adultery the key to solving China’s corruption problem? Among the many notable features of the latest grainy sex tape circulating on the Chinese Internet — a video of former Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu atop his then-18-year-old mistress in 2007 — perhaps the most intriguing is the angle from which it was shot. Someone placed … Continue reading

China: Anti-corruption tsar hears calls for transparency


China’s ruling elite should be forced to disclose their assets, according to proposals put to the new anti-corruption tsar, it was reported on Monday as news of another graft scandal broke. Pressure on the Communist Party to combat corruption has intensified after a traumatic year marked by embarrassing revelations of top-level corruption and power abuse. … Continue reading

Li Keqiang’s roadmap on further economic reform in China


According to Singtao Daily’s comprehensive report, on November 21, just one week after being reelected into the Politburo Standing Committee that ensures his succession to retiring premier Wen Jiabao, Li Keqiang pointed out at a working conference on pilot projects of reform that reform is China’s greatest bonus. Li said, “We must and can only … Continue reading

Journalist taken away on ‘vacation’ for revealing trash bin deaths of five boys


SCMP reports: “A former journalist who broke the story of the deaths of five street children in Bijie, Guizhou, a week ago has been sent on ‘a vacation’ by local authorities trying to contain the fallout from the tragedy. “Li Muzi, the son of Li Yuanlong, said his father had been taken away by the … Continue reading

Did news story on riches of China’s Premier weaken reformists?


The hot pot of Chinese politics is still boiling madly after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party and the leadership transition that took place in Beijing on November 14, 2012. Many see the composition of the new Politburo Standing Committee as a defeat for outgoing President Hu Jintao, who failed to see his … Continue reading

China: Interesting messages from top non-democratic election


SCMP reports: “Ling Jihua, Hu’s former top aide, overcomes scandal of son’s death, and ‘no’ votes, to join Central Committee, the party’s ruling body” perhaps due to his mentor Hu Jintao’s efforts. “However, 94 delegates voted against his re-election, showing that not everyone supports a man who was once one of the president’s closest aides.” … Continue reading

Locked up in China by Mao, U.S. ex-revolutionary places hopes on Xi Jinping


Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping has a “democratic style” that will allow him to lay the groundwork for much-needed political and economic reforms, one of only a handful of Americans to join the Chinese Communist Party said on Monday. Sidney Rittenberg came to China in 1945 as an idealistic young U.S. soldier and got swept … Continue reading

China web users greet Hu speech with derision


Chinese internet users have evaded censors to take potshots at President Hu Jintao’s assessment of his performance in a farewell speech, saying the country is walking down a dead-end road in “broken shoes”. Hu launched a week-long Communist Party congress in Beijing on Thursday with a speech that touted his political leadership but also warned … Continue reading

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