Chinese Communist Party

HK Exam Highlights CCP’s Stance on Democracy

Hong Kong students this month are sitting through the ongoing and notoriously stressful Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam, the only public exam in the region’s “3-3-4 Scheme” for public education. Last Thursday, April 20, as the history sections of the exam wer...

Falun Gong: Marking a Historic Gathering in Beijing

EDMONTON—”It was a day when goodness truly triumphed.” That’s how Michael Cooper, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, described the April 25, 1999, event in which an estimated 10,000 Falun Dafa adherents gathered in Beijing to peacefully protest the hardening tone of state-run media agai...

Vienna Parliament Condemns Organ Harvesting in China

The city of Vienna became the first European capital to echo a European Parliament resolution which censures the Chinese regime for its organ harvesting crimes recently. The Vienna Provincial Parliament “condemns the systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from prisoners in the People...

Persecution of Falun Gong Weakens 18 Years After Decisive Appeal

A safe environment to do slow motion exercises and meditate. That was all the 10,000 practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, were asking for when they gathered near the Chinese leadership headquarters at Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999. The peaceful appeal, however, was...

Sacking of Chinese Insurance Regulator Foretells Further Financial House Cleaning

China’s powerful financial sector has officially been put on notice. Xiang Junbo, chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was placed under investigation for “severe disciplinary violations” last week, according to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s top ...

Why China Pretends to be a Democracy

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference. Responding to a question on whether the attack appeared to represent a U.S. policy shift towards pursuing regime change in Syria,...

Yahoo Sued Over Support Fund for Dissidents

In 2007, U.S. tech company Yahoo set up a $17 million fund to support persecuted Chinese dissidents and their families following fierce congressional criticism of its surrender of user data to Chinese authorities, which aided around 60 prosecutions. Two of the most prominent cases involved democrac...

U.S. Views of China Improve as Economic Concerns Ease

The Pew Research Center has released new survey results showing that Americans’ perception of China has improved in recent years. The overall increase in favorable views is due in part to diminishing concerns about economic threats from China as the U.S. trade deficit with the country narrow...