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  • ** FILE ** An unidentified woman holds a Bible as she stands in silent prayer on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in the hour before the justices return to the bench for another term on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Chinese Christians form human shield to protect church from demolition: report

    Thousands of Christians have created a round-the-clock human shield to protect a church in eastern China after Communist Party officials announced plans to bulldoze it.

  • Chinese military inspectors find irregularities

    Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, China's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, a sign that a widening anti-graft campaign that is turning to the sprawling 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army.

  • In this combination of photos taken on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, a group of Communist party officials attempts to display the Soviet Banner of Victory during a flower ceremony for a short track speedskating competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the series, sequenced left to right starting at the top row, Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, center, and Communist lawmakers Yuri Afonin, center left, and Nikolai Kharitonov, center right, along with party spokesman Alexander Yushchenko, right, and an unidentified man at left argue with the protocol manager at the venue and grasp her arms as she tries to stop them from displaying the banner. She relents when Mikhail Kusnirovich, founder and chairman of Russian apparel giant Bosco Di Ciliegi, gets involved in the discussion. The banner is a replica of the flag raised by Soviet soldiers in Berlin in 1945, in victory over Nazi Germany. The International Olympic Committee forbids the display of political banners at Olympic venues. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Communist party head shows banner at Sochi Games

    The head of Russia's Communist Party held up a hammer-and-sickle Soviet banner during a flower ceremony at the Winter Olympics, leading to a confrontation with staff over violating Olympic rules that bar political statements at the games.

  • Mao Zedong

    Inside China: Chinese leaders use history to serve Communist Party

    China is obsessed with history. Not the objective inquiry that can withstand scrutiny by divergent viewpoints with uncensored access to documents and records. It is obsessed with the history the Communist Party controls, writes and promotes to serve the nation's collective dictatorship.

  • China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Lee, Pool)

    Beijing boots U.S. reporter over stories of Communist corruption

    A U.S. reporter based in Beijing was given until Thursday to leave the country, an order that seems tied to his media filings about the wealth that top Communist Party officials have been able to accumulate through the years.

  • China President Xi named head of new security body

    Chinese President Xi Jinping was formally named head of a new national security body Friday, in a move that further strengthens his status as the most powerful Chinese leader in two decades.

  • Chinese policemen try to prevent journalists from interviewing Zhang Qingfang, inside the white SUV, a lawyer of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Xu stood trial, in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    U.S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft

    The U.S. government on Thursday called on Chinese authorities to release the founder of a grassroots movement, with the ambassador saying he was deeply concerned his trial was retribution for the scholar's campaign to expose official corruption.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and China's President Xi Jinping, right, shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the G-20 Summit, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Inside the Ring: China driving U.S. out of Asia

    China wants to drive the U.S. military out of Asia, and operates under a different strategic culture from that of the United States.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013 photo, parents play with their children at a kid's play area in a shopping mall in Beijing.  China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy and abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The official Xinhua News Agency said the party announced the changes in a policy document following a key, four-day meeting of party leaders that ended Tuesday in Beijing. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

    China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps

    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.

  • Elderly Chinese women sit on the sidewalk near a checkpoint set up as part of increased security during a weekend gathering of the Communist Party's 205-member Central Committee for its third annual plenum in Beijing on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. In a brief statement China's leaders promised to give the free market an even bigger role as they overhaul the worn-out growth model of their slowing, government-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Chinese leaders promise bigger role for free market

    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.

  • In this photo taken Nov 5, 2013, Liberal economist Mao Yushi speaks during an interview in his home in Beijing, China. Mao says private businesspeople in China are increasingly concerned about political reform because recent abuses by local officials against entrepreneurs have shown that the rule of law is needed to protect people and their assets. (AP Photo/Gillian Wong)

    Long silent, China's entrepreneurs push for change

    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.

  • Former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai (center), who was tried last month on charges of taking bribes, embezzlement and abuse of power, appears in court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, where he was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jinan Intermediate People's Court)

    Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

    A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China's most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country's elite.

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    RHODES: The inadvertent vulnerability of China's leaders

    Disparagement of democratic ideas betrays a fear of their power Chinese leaders have inadvertently produced a strong endorsement for human rights and liberalism by articulating how they threaten the hegemony of the Communist Party.

  • Bo Xilai

    Inside China: Beijing's hot Bo-tato

    The show trial in China of recently purged communist leader Bo Xilai has become an unexpected national sensation. Mr. Bo has cleverly — and some say with carefully delivered court eloquence — turned the tables on his accusers and indirectly on the Communist Party judicial system. And the incumbent Communist Party supreme leadership appears to be furious.

  • Chinese politician Bo Xilai speaks during his trial in Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Mr. Bo sought to discredit his former top aide as a lying, unreliable witness as the ousted leader denied criminal responsibility in the country's messiest political scandal in decades. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

    Chinese politico Bo Xilai slams wife, ex-aide at trial exposing Communist elite

    Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai assailed his wife and his former right-hand man in four days of testimony ending Sunday, rejecting accusations of corruption and shielding a murderer in a trial that has offered a glimpse into the shady inner workings of China's elite.

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