Chinese Communist Party

Nelson Report on Xi and Taiwan

Duona in PingtungThree and a half hours... what did Xi say? Pretty much the usual noise... but note the last paragraph of R Bush's remarks at the bottom. I am off for my first bike vacation in months, so I won't be back til Tuesday... +++++++++++++++++++++++++THE TAIWAN QUESTION...came up in forcefu...

China’s Communist Party Congress and Xi’s Next Five Years

On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress—a five-yearly high-level meeting of senior party officials that will determine the future makeup of the Chinese leadership. The list of likely candidates for promotion to the Party’s top echelon include...

“Pope Francis Does Not Understand the CCP”

The Chinese government’s unauthorized appointment of Catholic bishops has been a major point of contention between Beijing and the Vatican. To reconnect with Catholics in the country, Pope Francis has made repeated efforts to improve relations with China since his inauguration in 2013. Th...

Stability Maintenance and Leadership Speculation Ahead of Congress

With traditional and online media controls on overdrive and state media issuing a “whirlwind” of praise for President Xi Jinping ahead of the upcoming 19th Party Congress in Beijing, CNBC’s Hailing Tan takes a look at the widespread “lock-down” measures that authoritie...

Pressure Mounts on Tech Firms, Users Ahead of Party Congress

At this year’s Two Sessions legislative and political advisory meetings in Beijing in February, delegate Luo Fuhe issued a striking public call for relaxation of China’s notoriously tight internet controls. Instead, 2017 has seen only further constriction, including the passage of a new ...