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 ...

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Jul 9, 2015

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Forty-seven years after getting shot down over Hanoi, where he would languish as a prisoner of war, John McCain shared images of his painful past Wednesday with an unlikely visitor: Vietnam’s Communist Party boss. Nguyen Phu Trong, the party’s first general secretary to visit ...

Jun 30, 2015

China's ruling communists recruit fewer members

China’s ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society. Accounting for deaths and other losses, membership expanded by 1.1 million members, or 1.3 percent, in 2014 to ...

Beijing cadres find their spirituality

Jun 16, 2015

Beijing cadres find their spirituality


The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival. Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party’s Politburo, shared the documents ...