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Chinese military’s unlimited budget


On March 7, Isaac Stone Fish, a well experienced journalist on China, expressed his frustration about the mysteries of Chinese military in his article “The Black Box of China’s Military”. Such frustration is common among people, not only outside, but also inside China. In the expanded second edition of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” soon … Continue reading

The mystery shrouding China’s Communist Party suicides


Being a government official in China is not for the faint of heart, the thin-skinned or the fragile of mind. A recent state media report has reverberated online and in the Communist Party press by revealing that at least 54 Chinese officials died of “unnatural causes” in 2013, and that more than 40 percent of … Continue reading

China’s campaign against foreign words


Twice in late April, People’s Daily railed against the incorporation of acronyms and English words in written Chinese. “How much have foreign languages damaged the purity and vitality of the Chinese language?” the Communist Party’s flagship publication asked as it complained of the “zero-translation phenomenon.” So if you write in the world’s most exquisite language—in my opinion, anyway—don’t even … Continue reading

Man “confesses” in first public trial of China’s rumour crackdown


A popular internet microblogger confessed in court to spreading rumours about the Chinese government, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, in the first public trial since China began cracking down on online rumours last year. Rights advocates say China’s campaign to quash online rumours, which began last summer, is tantamount to crushing free … Continue reading

Persuading China’s communists to give up power is like trying to persuade a tiger to give you it’s skin


I once said that trying to persuade the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to give up its monopoly of state power is like trying to persuade a tiger to give you its skin. It is utterly impossible. In my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” I said: “Due to its monopoly of power, the CCP is a huge … Continue reading

What exactly is happening in Taiwan? Revolution, that’s what!


Brace yourselves, as now more and more students and energetic activists are getting ready to show up at the Taiwanese Parliament to perform their own version of an Occupy movement. Only today, we know how monumental and catastrophic these sorts of things can be. From China Post’s Article come some very glaringly alarming facts written in a … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Lawmakers shave heads in protest over China’s Liu Xia


Activists in Hong Kong launched a campaign in support of Liu Xia, the wife of a jailed Nobel peace laureate who has been held under house arrest since 2010. Supporters of Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo gathered in a busy shopping district to shave their heads in public to show solidarity with the couple, as the family requested permission … Continue reading

China prohibits the expenditure of public funds for New Year’s gifts


The Chinese Communist Party, in its campaign of waste and corruption, forbade its members to use public funds for expenses related to New Year: do not use the public funds for alcohol or fireworks. The new ban applies to both the Western New Year, as well as the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year, starting in … Continue reading

Paranoia from Soviet Union collapse haunts China’s Communist Party


Party cadres made to watch documentaries on failure of Russian communism, by new leader determined not to see history repeat Cary Huang In the heyday of Sino-Soviet socialist brotherhood in the 1950s, Chinese liked to say that “today’s Soviet Union is tomorrow’s China”, as Beijing faithfully followed Moscow’s every footstep in development. But since the … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping outlines significant reform pledges


Party General Secretary Xi Jingping has outlined plans for significant economic and social reforms in a communiqué following the third plenum (a four-day meeting of the Communist Party), which ended on November 12th. The plans, included in a 60-point document, outline a variety of pledges designed to assist the country in its on-going transition to ‘Developed’ status, … Continue reading

Beijing sets sights on a new China


China has pledged to make the most sweeping changes to the economy and the country’s social fabric in nearly three decades with a 60-point reform plan that may start showing results within weeks. Some financial and fiscal reforms are likely to be the first out of the blocks, analysts said, but more wrenching changes such … Continue reading

New Chinese agency to ‘manage’ social unrest


The ruling Chinese Communist Party said it would establish an agency to “manage” growing social unrest, as part of a set of reforms largely focusing on the economy. The new “state security committee” will tackle social instability and unify other agencies in charge of increasing security challenges, both foreign and domestic, the Central Committee said … Continue reading

China to unveil 10-year reform plan, expectations toned down


China‘s leaders will unveil a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, seeking to balance the need to overhaul the world’s second-largest economy as it loses steam with preserving stability and to reinforce the Communist Party’s power. The blueprint, which past experience suggests will be first published by the official news agency Xinhua, will … 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

China’s anti-corruption storm sweeps Chinese military


Mao’s saying “Political power comes out of gun barrels” is regarded by some as a talented invention due to ignorance of Chinese history. I explained in my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements: “For over two thousand years, since the fall of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC), ‘fighting to catch the deer on the … 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 rotational political succession system


The only system that can be described as similar to the Chinese “once-in-a-decade transition of power” practice in the 21st century is Plato’s rotational ruler model proposed in The Republic— “those who have come through all our practical and intellectual tests with distinction must be brought to their final trial…and when their turn comes they … Continue reading

Restraint is the new red in China


President Xi Jinping is pressing the Communist Party’s elite to cut back on lavish living amid growing public resentment. The economic effect is far-reaching. Exports of elegant Swiss watches to China have plunged. Sales of Mercedes-Benz and other premium sedans are slowing. And high-end restaurants, coming off their worst Chinese New Year festival in years, … Continue reading

China says constitutional rule is an empty dream of “misguided intellectuals”


Chinese conservatives have come out to argue against the adoption of “constitutional rule”, a term increasingly used by liberals to demand the realisation of basic human rights guaranteed in the Chinese constitution. The nationalistic Global Times in an editorial on Wednesday called such demands “empty political slogans” made by “a group of misled intellectuals”. These … Continue reading

China calls US the ‘real hacking empire’ after Pentagon report


China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbours after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernisation, branding Washington the “real hacking empire”. The latest salvo came a day after China’s foreign ministry dismissed as groundless a Pentagon report which accused China for the … Continue reading

New penis-shaped People’s Daily building is literally China’s propaganda organ


The shape of the new headquarters of the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s main propaganda machine, has sparked heated discussion online for looking a bit too phallic. The building is still under construction in Beijing, but at its current stage, documented widely in pictures on social media sites, its shape is certainly suggestive. Most photos … Continue reading

China: Outrage among lawyers after official calls them ‘cowards’


A local Communist Party official’s denigration of lawyers as cowardly has caused uproar among legal practitioners in China. Hu Shimin, in charge of legal affairs in Weishi county in Henan called lawyers, “cowards,” for having to deal with local citizens petitioning his superiors. By exposing incompetence or corruption, petitioners can often embarrass lower level authorities. … Continue reading

Five trillion dollars profit earned by Chinese governments from illegal land grabs


Xinhua quotes economist Wu Jinglian as saying, in quite a few years in the past, Chinese authorities have earned profits of nearly $5 trillion in selling to property developers the land they expropriated from peasants. In the course of large-scale urbanisation, expropriation of rural land has given rise to lots of protests that have worried the … Continue reading

USA’s mixed message to China


If politics were a TV show, consider this season of “Pacific Antics”. The United States government has consistently sent “dual messages” to China. On the one hand, diplomatic, military, and other foreign-related policy indicates aggressive defence posture and retaliation preparedness should a Pacific conflict break out. A new military base is under way in the northern most parts of … Continue reading

China unveils giant military transport plane


When it comes to adapting military technology, China has taken some significant steps in a relatively short space of time. This has been evidenced with the release of China’s first stealth fighters in 2010, it’s first aircraft carrier in 2011, and now, its first long-range transport plane. Known as the Xian Y-20, this homegrown transport … Continue reading

Revanchist China seeks to falsely regain “lost” territory


In a speech at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, on February 22, Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe informed the audience of officials, experts, and journalists that Japan is “back” and will not stand down in its ongoing sovereignty dispute with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. With Chinese provocations on the rise, US President … Continue reading

China to push for compulsory compensation from polluting industries


China will force heavily polluting industries to participate in a compulsory insurance program to ensure they can adequately provide compensation for damage, the government said on Thursday. Pollution has become a core concern for the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party because of the public anger and protests it generates and because the issue cannot easily be … Continue reading

China sends mixed messages


After last year’s leadership transition, many U.S. firms doing business in China hoped to see an expansion of trade and an easing of regulations in 2013. The sudden openness of the Chinese media and Xi Jinping’s apparent crackdown on corruption has fueled this speculation. Unfortunately, this year is shaping up to be nearly as vexing … Continue reading

A few questions to China from India


It was very welcome to read in China’s official news agency Xinhua (Jan. 11) some parts of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The letter was carried by state Councillor Dai Bingguo who was in New Delhi to attend a BRICS meeting of Senior Representatives of National … Continue reading

China’s central authority bans interception of petitions


Politburo member Ma Kai, secretary general of the State Council and Chief of State for the Bureau of Letters and Calls, disclosed yesterday at a TV and telephone conference that supervision and guidance will be intensified this year to resolutely put an end to all the malpractices of “intercepting and blocking common people’s normal petition … Continue reading

Chinese officials find misbehavior now carries cost


The Chinese have become largely inured to tales of voracious officials stockpiling luxury apartments, $30,000 Swiss watches or enough stolen cash to buy their mistress a Porsche. “Something has shifted,” Zhu Ruifeng, a Beijing journalist who has exposed more than a hundred cases of alleged corruption, said of how quickly officials are now responding to … Continue reading

China to improve land compensation as tensions grow


Chinese officials will this week discuss improving compensation for farmers whose land is expropriated, state media said on Monday, a move designed to try to quell growing rural anger over forced land seizures. Some academics have urged the government to grant farmers greater control over their land as tensions over the sensitive issue rise creating … Continue reading

People’s Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation in China


Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation on Friday, Thursday and Tuesday this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on the nation’s already heavily censored internet, especially its booming social media community. In Friday’s editorial titled “The internet … Continue reading

December 19 1984 Britain and China sign Hong Kong return agreement


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On December 19th 1984, in the Hall of the People in Beijing, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang signed an accord committing Britain to give Hong Kong back to China in 1997. In return, China incorporated terms pledging a 50 year continuation of Britain’s…

New China edict: No more pomp and circumstance


For many years top Chinese politicians have lived a bit like rock stars, without the paparazzi. Never mind that few of the political elite have swagger like Jagger, China’s leaders have long enjoyed walking red carpets, waving before enthusiastic (if preorganized) crowds, traveling with large entourages, and speaking from stages adorned with crimson banners and … 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

China: The world through the eyes of the dragon


While climbing the steps of global prominence, the new Chinese leadership will have to deal with various challenges in its foreign policy, including contentious issues about security. Still great ambiguity. The gigantic economy of the rising country dazzles the rest of the world in addition to creating a feeling of fear and respect of the … Continue reading

Western China’s rise set to ecplise that of the East; Chengdu seeks to become a global financial hub


Chinese development has always been a tale of two nations. There is the China we read about in the news, a booming 21st century metropolis primed to dominate the world economy and finance the expansion of the Communist Party. But there is also an under-developed rural and Western China, where GDP per capita is practically … Continue reading

China’s government hires people to distort web conversations


The Chinese government hires people to distort or deflect conversations on the web. Ai Weiwei persuades an “online commentator” to tell all. In February 2011, Ai Weiwei tweeted that he would like to conduct an interview with an “online commentator”. Commentators are hired by the Chinese government or the Communist Party of China to post … 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

Six Politburo Standing Committee members are not technocrats


In a noticeable break from the past two decades of Communist Party leadership, dominated by technocrats, six of the seven members of the new China Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, trained in social sciences and the humanities. Analysts said the top leaders’ educational backgrounds would have a bearing on their outlook and … Continue reading

China: Jiang Zemin’s conspicuous absence


The Chinese Communist Party’s national congress is the most important occasion for powerful retired leaders to show how powerful they remain after their retirement. In spite of his age of 86, Jiang Zemin insisted on attending the opening ceremony of the 18th party congress. He showed that he was so healthy and strong that he … Continue reading

China: Jiang Zemin proves his core status by winning the game of thrones


Jiang Zemin has again proved his dominance as the core of the party’s third collective leadership by obtaining a much bigger majority in China’ new Politburo Standing Committee (PSC). In its report Jiang Zemin faction wins in China’s game of thrones SCMP says: “The former president outmanoeuvred his successor Hu Jintao, who only got one … Continue reading

Anyone expecting big China reforms is in for a massive disappointment


China has wrapped up its 18th Congress and it is now clear who will be leading the world’s second largest economy.Xi Jinping was named the Head of China’s Communist Party (CPC) and chairman of the country’s Central Military Commission. In the new year, he will officially take over as president of the country from Hu … Continue reading

China’s Wen Jiabao determined to bow out fighting


Premier Wen Jiabao has made a final push for political reform before giving up his party leadership post, urging his successors to revive long-stalled efforts to develop democracy and promote the rule of law. “[The party] should make a particular effort to promote the reform of the leadership system of the party and the country, … Continue reading

Xinjiang: An inconvenient truth for the Chinese Communist Party


“In Urumqi, China, an exhibit on the first floor of the museum gives the government’s unambiguous take on the history of the border region: ‘Xinjiang has been an inalienable part of the territory of China,’ says one prominent sign. “But walk upstairs to the second floor, and the ancient corpses on display seem to tell … Continue reading

Fight corruption, top public message to 18th Congress


Ming Pao says in its exclusive report: Three official nets have been soliciting public messages to the 18th Congress. Corruption is the greatest concern. Mao worship does not lack support. In the report, it says, “Three major Chinese official nets have set their columns of messages to the 18th Congress to collect public opinions. ‘Fighting … Continue reading

Ordinary Chinese don’t care about upcoming party congress


With two days to go before the national congress, it appears the average person in China isn’t bothered it is taking place Just two days before the Communist Party convenes its once-in-five years national congress, where representatives of the 82-million-strong ruling party will usher in a new generation of leaders, ordinary mainlanders appear to be … Continue reading

China: Fear over PLA loyalty before party congress sees propaganda frenzy


A frenzy of military propaganda that started more than six months ago calling for absolute loyalty to the Communist Party stands in stark contrast to the atmosphere before the party congress in 2002, analysts say, adding that it highlights concerns about the army’s stability. The People’s Liberation Army Daily carried another article on its front … Continue reading

Hawkish military officers a challenge to China leaders over Senkaku Islands


China’s government has demanded talks with Japan in their latest dust-up over a set of tiny islands, but a high-ranking Chinese military officer has suggested drastically more belligerent responses. Dispatch hundreds of fishing boats to fight a maritime guerrilla war, says Major General Luo Yuan. Turn the uninhabited outcroppings into a bombing range. Rip up … Continue reading

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