China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Nov 15, 2016

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Liu Huizhen, a petite, soft-spoken farmer’s daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China’s all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as Chinese vote Tuesday for low-level representatives, authorities have responded to Liu’s bid as an independent candidate in a southwestern ...

Top Chinese communist party meeting starts in Beijing

Oct 24, 2016

Top Chinese communist party meeting starts in Beijing

A key conclave of China’s Communist Party elite kicked off Monday in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, as leader Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his control over the organization. Nearly 400 top members of the world’s most powerful political party have gathered ...

Oct 23, 2016

China's Xi revives Long March myths to rally party

As China marks 80 years since the Red Army ended its epic Long March, the Communist Party has attacked revisionist history in an effort to compel reverence for its founding legend. Facing annihilation at the hands of Kuomintang during China’s civil war in 1934, ...