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Topic - Communist Party
China's polluted skies aren't filled with smog — it's camouflage — if you believe Global Times, a nationalist newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden left China for South Korea Thursday after getting no concessions from Chinese leaders on their claim that China now controls all air space over the East China Sea.
The daughters of five Chinese political prisoners are planning to use a congressional hearing Thursday to send a message to the communist authorities who have locked up their dads.
China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone Thursday, days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed in the East China Sea.
First China declared a new air defense zone over island territories that are the subject of an ownership dispute with Japan. Then, the United States flew two B-52 bombers into the newly declared defense zone, in apparent defiance of China’s claim to air space. And now, on Thursday, South Korea and Japan did the same.
The Obama administration is funding a joint nuclear security center in Beijing designed to stem nuclear weapons proliferation — despite recent state-run media reports showing Beijing's plans to hit U.S. cities with nuclear missiles that would kill millions of Americans during a conflict.
China's leaders announced Friday the first significant easing of its one-child policy in nearly 30 years and moved to abolish its labor camp system — addressing deeply unpopular programs at a time when the Communist Party feels increasingly alienated from the public.
As China steps up sovereignty claims over disputed waters in Asia, U.S. military forces face the growing risk of conflict with the Chinese military, according to a draft congressional report.
China's leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country's state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model.
As Chinese career trajectories go, wealthy businesswoman Wang Ying's has taken an unusual turn. She quit her job as head of a private equity fund to become a full-time political critic.
Several bombs exploded near a Communist Party building in the northern China city of Taiyuan early Wednesday, leaving one dead and at least eight injured.
The votes are in and Forbes has the tally: Topping its list of World's Most Powerful People this year is Russia President Vladimir Putin — not President Obama.
Police announced Wednesday the arrests of five people in connection with this week's suicide car crash in the heart of China's capital, calling it a planned terror attack — Beijing's first in recent history — and identifying the attackers as members of a Muslim minority.
The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) navy has begun a massive exercise in the western Pacific that is widely seen as a response to the recently completed U.S.-Japan-South Korean joint naval drills led by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington near the Korean Peninsula.
China announced last week that its army now has the capability to strike anywhere in the Western Pacific, including Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia.