» 10/07/2006, 00.00
30th anniversary of downfall of Gang of Four passes unobserved
Chinese historians and academics say the current leadership allows all sensitive anniversaries to pass by in silence, to avoid any confrontation with history. But this has created a void in the population's awareness of national history.
03/03/2006 CHINA - NPC
China on the quest for a new development model
The aim of a "harmonious society" and the reality of stark contrasts between cities and rural areas, of sky-high pollution rates, which are also down to enormous energy consumption and a legal system subject to the Party.
Celebrating 60 years of (censored) history in China
Whether under Imperial China or the People’s Republic, the state demands that the individual be sacrificed, this according to journalist and scholar Xiao Jiansheng. Given the subject-matter, mainland authorities banned his book ‘Chinese History Revisited’, and no one in Hong Kong dared to publish it. The author of this article, Bao Pu, is the son of Bao Tong, a top Chinese Communist leader and a former aide to Zhao Ziyang. Because of his opposition to the Tiananmen crackdown (1989), he spent seven years in jail and is currently under house arrest.
"Get behind me Satan": No religion for the Chinese Communist Party members
Zhu Weiqun, vice president of the United Front rails against religious conversions in the Chinese Communist Party. At least one third of executives believe in some "religious superstition" because disillusioned by corruption and lack of ideals of communist ideology. The revival of Maoist tone is a sign of an internal power struggle ahead of the imminent change of leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao.
28/10/2016 09:44:00 CHINA
Party Plenum crowns Xi Jinping "core" leader
This title gives him absolute power. The next party congress will be in the second half of 2017. Changes predicted for many Party seats even in the Politburo. No member is above the party discipline.
China, Internet buzz over Li Peng diaries
"The critical moment”, the memoirs of the" butcher of Tiananmen ", appeared on the Web last weekend. Accessible even in mainland China, they have become the main topic of discussion among users. On June 22 the publication in Hong Kong.
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