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Jack Ma, China’s richest man, is a Communist Party member

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The billionaire’s Communist bona fides are revealed by the People’s Daily, the party’s official mouthpiece, in an article praising contributors to China’s development

JACK MA. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2018, Alibaba founder Jack Ma gestures as he arrives for a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Bangkok. Photo by Jorge Silva/AFP

China sperm bank demands loyalty to Communist Party

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Men who wish to donate semen must 'love the socialist motherland, support the leadership of the Communist Party, be loyal to the party's cause, and be decent, law-abiding citizens'

A lab technician at the fertility clinic of Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing looks through a mircoscope while injecting a sperm into an egg to create an embryo for insertion into a woman, 25 March 2005. Slowly but surely, women in China are realizing there is hope out there and they do not have to helplessly suffer the intense stigma of being childless in a society that places supreme importance on having children. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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China communist conclave opens to hand Xi new term

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Xi, considered China's most powerful leader since Deng or even Mao, could use the congress to lay the foundation to stay atop the 89-million-strong party even longer than the normal 10 years, according to analysts

TOP LEADER. A man walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping with a slogan reading 'Chinese Dream, People's Dream' beside a road in Beijing on October 16, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution at key conclave

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:18 PM

Analysts speculate that President Xi Jinping's name could be added to the party's constitution, elevating him into the exclusive pantheon of Chinese leaders

AMENDMENT. Analysts say the party might add President Xi Jinping's name in the constitution elevating him into the exclusive pantheon of Chinese leaders. AFP photo

Duterte's party mates to meet with Beijing officials this January

Jan 13, 2017 - 3:58 PM

After Duterte s state visit to China his party mates are now set to meet with their Beijing counterparts to strengthen rekindled ties

China's warm welcome to President Rodrigo Duterte is shown here in this file photo as Chinese students usher the President at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

China president slams 'conspiracies' in Communist Party

Nov 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Xi Jinping s strongly worded statement followed a meeting in Beijing last week of hundreds of the party s elite

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on October 31, 2016. Fred Dufour/AFP

China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping 'core' leader

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:56 PM

A communique issued by top party leaders after a 4 day meeting in Beijing calls on its members to closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core

XI JINPING. This file photo taken on September 3, 2016 shows China's President Xi Jinping speaking during the opening ceremony of the B20 Summit prior to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. Photo by Aly Song/ AFP

China's propaganda department not good enough at propaganda – gov't

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:20 PM

A gov t investigating panel says the department should make propaganda appear more valid by enhancing its attractiveness and appeal

epa03481383 A picture made available on 22 November 2012, shows a decade old hand painted propaganda mural created to promote the efforts of the local Mayor for transportation services, elderly care, food supply and schooling for children, in the outskirts of Beijing, China, 21 November 2012. The murals were produced under the auspices of the Communist Party officials to directly target the semi literate farming families. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

China Communist party punished nearly 300,000 for graft in 2015

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Critics say there is a lack of transparency around President Xi Jinping s campaign and that it has been used for political infighting

TOP GUNS. Chinese President Xi Jinping (front, L), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (front, 2-L) along with government officials and delegates stand for the national anthem during the opening of the fourth Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2016. How Hwee Young/EPA

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

UN rights chief 'unprofessional' for law criticism – China

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to Zeid s comments

 A paramilitary guard stands inside the Beijing No.1 Detention Center in Beijing, China, 25 October 2012. The detention center, which has a maximum capacity of 1,000 inmates, was shown to members of the press during a rare visit ahead of the 18th party congress. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

Communist Party paper brands China's ex-security chief 'traitor'

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:31 PM

China s top Communist Party mouthpiece brands the country s former security czar now being investigated for corruption as a traitor likening him to several past turncoats who were all executed

A file picture dated 01 November 2010 shows Chinese Zhou Yongkang, then member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo and Secretary of Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, in New Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou over corruption, leaking secrets

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Zhou Yongkang – who retired from China s all powerful Politburo Standing Committee PSC in 2012 – is placed under a judicial probe over corruption offenses

A file picture dated 01 November 2010 shows Chinese Zhou Yongkang, then member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo and Secretary of Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, in New Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

Jul 29, 2014 - 6:42 PM

UPDATED Zhou Yongkang who retired from China s all powerful Politburo Standing Committee PSC in 2012 is under investigation for serious disciplinary violation Xinhua reports

YONGKANG. A file picture dated November 1, 2010 shows Zhou Yongkang addressing a seminar in New Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

China to open new areas to private investors

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04 PM

China will launch 80 new pilot projects allowing private investment in areas previously dominated by state run firms

China formally abolishes labor camps, loosens one-child policy

Dec 28, 2013 - 9:42 AM

2nd UPDATE The decisions were taken by the standing committee of the National People s Congress at the conclusion of a six day meeting

CHINA'S FUTURE. This picture taken on September 19, 2012 shows children playing at a kindergarten in Beijing. AFP/WANG ZHAO

China to formalize reforms to one-child policy, labor camps

Dec 24, 2013 - 1:04 PM

The ruling Communist Party announced the long sought changes among a raft of pledges after a key gathering in November

CHINA'S FUTURE. This picture taken on September 19, 2012 shows children playing at a kindergarten in Beijing. AFP/WANG ZHAO

'Little Hu' promoted in China

Dec 18, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Hu Chunhua is considered one of the frontrunners for China s next power transition in 2022

LEADER-IN-WAITING? New Guandong party chief Hu Chunhua in a file photo from the Chinese government official website

PH sees 'positive, peaceful, stable' relations with China

Nov 15, 2012 - 1:42 PM

DFA: We wish China a smooth generational leadership change and we look forward to working with the incoming leaders in forging a positive peaceful and stable relationship with China

XI IS IT. Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

China's new leader: Who is Xi?

Nov 15, 2012 - 1:04 PM

With a revolutionary hero for a father and a pop star for a wife China s new leader Xi Jinping has impeccable political pedigree but has given few clues about how he will govern the country

XI IS IT. Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Li Keqiang: China's affable next premier

Nov 15, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Li Keqiang stepped up to number two in China s Communist hierarchy on Thursday November 15 but despite his seniority and affable manner he may struggle to exert real power as the country s next premier

NEW PREMIER. In a file picture taken on April 2, 2012, China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ed Jones / FILES

Xi Jinping leads new Chinese leaders

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Xi succeeds President Hu Jintao as head of the ruling Communist Party assuming power at an uncertain time with urgent calls vs corruption and an overhaul of China s economic model

XI IS IT. Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

China's Xi Jinping set to take over Communist Party

Nov 15, 2012 - 7:50 AM

Xi the current vice president and successor to President Hu Jintao assumes power at an uncertain time with the party facing urgent calls to clean its ranks of corruption and overhaul its economic model as growth stutters

XI'S WAITING. Chinese vice president Xi Jinping (C) applauds during the closing of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 14 November 2012. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

China party congress sets Xi on leadership path

Nov 14, 2012 - 3:54 PM

China s ruling Communist Party closed a pivotal congress Wednesday that put Vice President Xi Jinping a step closer to taking power for the next decade in a landmark transition

CHINA CONGRESS. Chinese President Hu Jintao (Centre L) and former President Jiang Zemin (Centre R) with members of the Presidium stand during the closing ceremony of the Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

China's communist congress set to wrap up

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:45 AM

China s Communist Party will on Wednesday November 14 close a congress tasked with choosing a new circle of leaders who face major economic challenges and growing scrutiny from an increasingly demanding population

Chinese flags fly over the Great Hall of the People which is the site of the Communist Party Congress in Beijing on November 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Chinese Communist party remains a boys' club

Nov 12, 2012 - 2:16 PM

About a quarter of the delegates at the party congress in Beijing are women but the meeting largely rubberstamps decisions already made behind closed doors; the higher up the echelons of real power the more their ranks thin

A delegate wearing a ethnic clothing presents forms at the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

China's new leadership and why it matters to PH

Nov 09, 2012 - 7:54 AM

Will Xi Jinping pursue better relations with Manila or continue asserting its sovereignty over the whole South China Sea including Scarborough Shoal?

SUCCESION. This file photo taken on March 13, 2009 shows Chinese President Hu Jinbao (L) talking to Vice President Xi Jinping after the closing session of the annual National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP PHOTO / FILES / GOH CHAI HIN

Rappler Newscast | November 8, 2012

Nov 08, 2012 - 8:49 PM

The head of China’s Communist Party calls for reform as the party’s leadership transitions Chinese President Hu Jintao says China should become a maritime power The Philippine Ambassador to the United States says Washington supports a code of conduct to settle disputes in the South China Sea

Calls for reform in China Party congress

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Chinese President Hu Jintao warned the Communist Party faces collapse if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders

CALL FOR REFORM. Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers his address at the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

China's Communist Party opens pivotal Congress

Nov 08, 2012 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED In the 5 yearly meeting President Hu Jintao is set to hand over the party s leadership – the apex of power in the country of 1 3 billion people – to Vice President Xi Jinping

CHINA'S POLITICAL CENTER. A general view shows the Great Hall of the People during the plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LIU Jin

Vitug Vlogs: Corruption in China

Nov 07, 2012 - 9:38 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug talks about the wealth enjoyed by families of China’s political elite as the country prepares for a leadership change

China prepares for power handover

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:49 PM

Senior members of the Chinese Communist Party debate key issues ahead of a congress that will usher in leaders for the next decade

LEADER-IN-WAITING. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is poised to succeed President Hu Jintao. File photo by AFP

China paves way for Bo Xilai prosecution

Oct 26, 2012 - 2:18 PM

The Standing Committee of the 11th National People s Congress removed Bo from his post late last month

China targets dissent in attack on Bo: analysts

Sep 30, 2012 - 12:06 PM

China s apparent decision to throw the book at disgraced politician Bo Xilai is aimed at killing support for a leader at the core of a scandal that tarnished the Communist Party and threatened its cherished unity analysts said

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China's Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party

Sep 28, 2012 - 6:25 PM

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is expelled from the Communist Party

China to launch manned spacecraft this month: Xinhua

Jun 09, 2012 - 2:31 PM

China sees its space program as a symbol of its global stature coming from context of a once poverty stricken nation