December 5, 2011 |
Images of Greek demonstrators rioting over austerity measures and Occupy Wall Street protesters scuffling with police in the U.S. appear to be worrying China's communist leaders. One of China's most senior officials has acknowledged that the souring global economy has the government on edge. According to an official New China News Agency report Saturday, China's top security chief warned provincial officials to brace for unrest if financial conditions continue to deteriorate.
March 31, 2012 |
China launched an Internet crackdown Friday amid its worst political crisis in decades, shuttering more than a dozen websites, limiting access to the country's largest micro-blog providers and arresting six people for spreading rumors about a coup attempt in Beijing. The measures represent the strongest attempt yet to quash speculation that the nation's top leadership is wracked by infighting after the ouster of Bo Xilai, the controversial Communist Party chief of mega-city Chongqing.
May 28, 2012 |
LINYI, China - At the turnoff for the sleepy farming village of Dongshigu, a man wearing a straw hat appears to be selling watermelons at a rough-hewn stand. But when an approaching car slows, burly young men dart out from behind the nearby concrete house and rush to head it off. "It's not a real fruit stand. They're pretending to sell watermelons so they can spy on people coming in and out of the village," said a 44-year-old farmer surnamed Sun from a village across the road.
April 13, 2005 |
One recent night shortly before midnight, a steady stream of vans ferried people from a parking lot in this southern town to an industrial area two miles away, near the border with Myanmar. After passing through the gate of the complex, the vans stopped in front of a yellow building the size and shape of a small airplane hangar.
March 2, 2000 |
China has transferred Land and Resources Minister Zhou Yongkang to the post of Communist Party chief of Sichuan province, state media reported today. Zhou was replaced by Tian Fengshan, governor of Heilongjiang province, the People's Daily said. On Wednesday, the official New China News Agency said in a terse dispatch that Zhou had been "relieved of his duties."
September 1, 2013 |
BEIJING - A powerful Chinese government official who oversees state-owned companies is the latest senior Communist Party official to come under investigation in what appears to be a concerted effort by President Xi Jinping to consolidate his power and push his economic agenda. Jiang Jiemin, 58, is a former head of China National Petroleum Co. who in March became head of the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, a ministerial level position. A brief report released Sunday to the state media said he was under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations," which is code for corruption.