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China Yanked Foreign Minister Over Affair in US: Report

And Defense Minister Li Shangfu investigated for corruption after Qin Gang booted over affair

(Newser) - In a blow to Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership, the country's former foreign minister, an ally of Xi's who vanished from the public eye in June, was ousted for "lifestyle issues"—the Chinese Communist Party's term for sexual misconduct, the Wall Street Journal reports....

New Appointments in China Reflect Xi's Dominance
New Team Solidifies Xi's Grip

New Team Solidifies Xi's Grip

Loyalty appears to be a main requirement for deputies, which analysts say brings risks

(Newser) - Xi Jinping was reelected to a third term as leader of the Chinese Communist Party, but it was the appointments he announced Sunday that made clear the scope of his victory. The general secretary walked onstage in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the BBC reports, followed by...

Xi's Predecessor Led Out of Party Congress

Chinese officials give no reason for removal of former president

(Newser) - A former president of China was removed from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday, appearing to resist as his successor, Xi Jinping, watched. Hu Jintao, 79, was sitting next to Xi during the closing ceremony of the Communist Party Congress, Reuters reports, when two stewards approached...

Illustrations in Chinese Textbook Don't Go Over Well
Illustrations in Chinese
Textbook Don't Go Over Well
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Illustrations in Chinese Textbook Don't Go Over Well

27 are punished over drawings described as lewd, racist, and just plain weird

(Newser) - China's education ministry is penalizing 27 publishing professionals for a series of odd illustrations in a math textbook. Per the Guardian , the announcement comes after an investigation that began in May, when samples of the drawings were posted on Chinese social media and described there as "tragically ugly,...

China's Press Tactics Are 'Unprecedented' and 'Terrifying'

Reporters Without Borders report details journalist arrests, surveillance

(Newser) - China is committing an "unprecedented campaign of repression" against journalists, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders. The report finds at least 127 journalists are detained in the country—including 71 Uighurs—making China "the world's biggest captor of journalists." The journalism advocacy group...

JPMorgan CEO Regrets Joke About Chinese Government

Jamie Dimon said bank would probably outlast Chinese Communist Party

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says "he truly regrets" a quip he made this week about JPMorgan outlasting the Chinese Communist Party. At an event in Boston Tuesday, Dimon said, "I was just in Hong Kong and I made a joke that the Communist Party is celebrating its...

Peng Shuai Reappears At Youth Tennis Event

Chinese tennis star vanished after accusing Communist official of sexual assault

(Newser) - Missing tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public Sunday at a youth tournament in Beijing, according to photos released by the organizer, as the ruling Communist Party tried to quell fears abroad while suppressing information in China about Peng after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. The post...

In China, Signs of 'Absolute Political Totalitarianism'

Citizens face up to 3 years in prison for mocking national heroes

(Newser) - There's a rumor that the son of Chinese Marxist leader Mao Zedong was killed in a US airstrike during the Korean War because he lit a stove to make fried rice. Referring to that rumor, a man wrote online last month that "that fried rice was the best...

Xi Jinping: 'Great Wall of Steel' Awaits Those Who 'Bully' China

That was leader's message to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

(Newser) - Xi Jinping led a centennial celebration on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, but amid the jubilation in Beijing came a warning. "The Chinese people will never allow foreign forces to bully, oppress, or enslave us," he told a crowd of 70,...

Pompeo: Trump Is Going After Communist Software
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Pompeo: Some Software Is 'Feeding Data' to Communists

The Secretary of State appears on Fox News Channel's 'Sunday Morning Futures'

(Newser) - President Trump plans to take action on a what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, per the AP . Pompeo's remarks followed reports that Microsoft is in advanced talks to...

Pompeo Announces Sanctions on Huawei

Certain employees of Chinese tech companies to face visa restrictions

(Newser) - The State Department accused the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer of human right abuses Wednesday, saying it would impose visa restrictions on employees of China's Huawei. The announcement came a week after the State Department accused China of human rights abuses and a day after the UK said...

He Called China's President a 'Clown,' Then Disappeared

Communist Party investigating one of its own, who criticized COVID-19 response

(Newser) - A prominent Communist Party member has disappeared in China after insinuating that President Xi Jinping was "a clown who had no clothes but was still determined to be emperor." Ren Zhiqiang—the son of a former deputy commerce minister and a longtime friend of Vice President Wang Qishan,...

New Weapons Unveiled as China Marks 70 Years of Communist Rule

'No force can stop the progress of the Chinese people,' Xi says at Beijing parade

(Newser) - Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-capable missile designed to evade US defenses rumbled through Beijing on Tuesday as the Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade that showcased its emergence as an increasingly ambitious global power. The military showed off China's most advanced weapons,...

China Blasts Pompeo for 'Grossly' Intervening

He issued a statement in advance of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre

(Newser) - China stepped up security around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Tuesday, as its embassy in Washington criticized the top US diplomat for his statement on its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests at the square 30 years ago. Extra checkpoints and street closures greeted tourists who showed up before 5am...

Sperm Bank: Donors Must Love the 'Motherland'

No diseases either, thank you

(Newser) - Want to donate to a Chinese sperm bank? You may need to "love the socialist motherland." A social media post by the Peking University Third Hospital said sperm donors are welcome if they "support the leadership of the Communist Party" and are "loyal to the party'...

Report: Bannon Secretly Met With Top Chinese Official

He was asked to talk about populism

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, met secretly with "the second most powerful person in China" last week during a trip to Beijing, reports the Financial Times . Wang Qishan—second only to President Xi Jinping as anti-corruption tsar within China's Community Party—met with Bannon for...

China Warns of Hong Kong 'Chaos'

Pro-democracy protesters deliver ultimatum

(Newser) - China's ruling party mouthpiece has warned of "chaos" and expressed strong support for Hong Kong's embattled leader in his faceoff with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of today. The People's Daily said in a commentary...

100K+ Light Up HK to Mark Tiananmen's 25th

Annual vigil for massacre sees huge turnout

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong joined a candlelight vigil in a downtown park last night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of China's bloody military suppression of protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Participants held candles to remember the victims at the vigil, which turned Victoria Park'...

Blasts Kills 1 at China Communist Party HQ

8 hurt in northern China explosions

(Newser) - One person was killed and eight injured in a series of small explosions today outside the provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan. Witnesses saw smoke and flames pouring from a minivan and steel ball bearings scattered around the scene of the blast....

China Rations 'Vulgar' Foreign-Inspired Shows

Idol out, 'morality-building programs' in

(Newser) - Television in China is about to take either a great leap forward or a big step backward, depending on how you feel about reality TV. Shows inspired by the likes of American Idol are massive hits for satellite broadcasters in China but authorities are bringing in tough new regulations limiting...

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