German president criticizes communism on China visit

Mar 23, 2016

German president criticizes communism on China visit

Germany’s president on Wednesday condemned the illegitimacy of communist rule in East Germany and lauded the benefits of human rights in a provocative speech to Shanghai university students. China has been ruled by the Communist Party as a one-party state since 1949. Under the ...

China ends one-child policy; couples to be allowed two children

Oct 29, 2015

China ends one-child policy; couples to be allowed two children

China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, with the official Xinhua News Agency saying that all couples would be allowed two children. It cited a communique issued by the ruling Communist Party after a four-day meeting in Beijing to ...

Oct 12, 2015

China officials to huddle, draw up new plan for troubled economy

China’s communist rulers will gather later this month, state media said Monday, to set the world’s second-largest economy course over the next five years, as slowing growth raises global concerns. The Communist Party meeting, known as the Fifth Plenum, is expected to focus on ...

Sep 29, 2015

China expels Supreme Court deputy justice over corruption

A former justice of China’s Supreme Court is facing possible corruption charges, and has been stripped of membership in the ruling Communist Party and fired from all public positions. The party’s internal disciplinary body said Tuesday that Xi Xiaoming, formerly one of the nine ...