» 09/12/2012, 00.00
Mystery still surrounds the fate of Xi Jinping who may be nursing a back injury
Sources near the Communist leadership are saying that the vice president is in hospital for a minor back problem caused by "swimming". On micro blogging websites, speculation abound about the "crown prince," term used to get around Chinese censorship. Government spokespersons refuse to answer media questions.
Xi Jinping re-launches Maoist" self-criticism” greeted with irony online
The Secretary-General of the Party participates in first session, imposed on Hebei leadership. An official: "I cried ashamed of what I have become." But "the masses" give vent online: "Begin by criticizing your bank accounts and then we'll talk". One blogger "like children trying to hit each other . Much ado about nothing ."
Nepali nationalists call for vice-president’s resignation
A day after the vice-president’s oath of office, protests continue against Paramananda Jha because he made his inaugural address in Hindi and wore traditional Indian clothes. The leader of the Communist Party (Maoist) sets conditions for forming national unity government.
Communist official fired from job, expelled from Party, because she is Christian
Geng Sude, 55 and Protestant, was vice-principal in a Party training school in Baoding. At the beginning of the year she hosted a Bible study session in the school’s auditorium but the meeting was broken up by police who arrested the participants. She will now appeal to provincial party authorities.
12/04/2008 CHINA - TAIWAN
An historic "icebreaking" encounter: talks open between China and Taiwan
Lengthy "closed door" talks between Chinese president Hu and Taiwanese vice president Siew at the Boao Forum. It is the first time since 1949. The United States: it is "the best way forward".
Xu Caihou, former general accused of corruption dies of cancer. Doubts over date of death
The news made public yesterday at midnight, at the end of the National Assembly. Xu was accused of having pocketed tens of millions of yuan in bribes. He was seriously ill for a year. He is one of the high ranking victims Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. Xu Caihou was a strong ally of former President Jiang Zemin.
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