Chinese Communist Party

“How Much Is It Worth to Stay in China’s Markets?”

Last month, German carmaker Daimler repeatedly apologized for hurting Chinese feelings, disavowing any "support, assistance, aid or help to anyone who intentionally subverts or attempts to subvert China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity." Its offense was to include a quote from the...

Translation: Party Watchdogs Blast Former Cyberczar

The Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on Tuesday that former cyberczar Lu Wei has been expelled from the CCP and from public office, and faces likely criminal prosecution for bribery. Lu was deputy chief of the Party’s Central Propaganda Department and the fo...

Former CCP “Rising Star” Sun Zhengcai Indicted for Corruption

Former Politburo member Sun Zhengcai has been charged with corruption, becoming “the highest-level serving official to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign,” according to AP. Sun was a rising star in the Party who was appointed Chongqing Party c...

Cardinal Rebukes Vatican-China Deal

The Vatican and China have held ongoing talks in recent years over the status of the appointment of bishops in the country. A breakthrough was made this month with the Vatican poised to strike a deal with China that would allow the Chinese government to appoint bishops. This development comes after...

Foreign Universities Express Concern Over CCP Influence

The Netherlands’ Groningen University has canceled plans to set up a satellite campus in Yantai, Shandong after council members expressed academic freedom concerns over reports that the top campus official would have to be appointed from the Chinese government. From AFP:   Groninge...

Foreign Universities Express Concern Over Chinese Government Influence

The Netherlands’ Groningen University has canceled plans to set up a satellite campus in Yantai, Shandong after council members expressed academic freedom concerns over reports that the top campus official would have to be appointed from the Chinese government. From AFP:   Groninge...

Journalists Respond to FCCC Survey’s Dismissal

This week, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China issued the results of its annual survey, which indicated that "from an already very low baseline, reporting conditions are getting worse." In response, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters at a press briefing t...

Pope Francis Likely to Sign Deal on Chinese Bishops

According to a Vatican source, a deal between the Holy See and Beijing on the appointment of Catholic bishops in China is ready, and could be signed by Pope Francis in the coming months. This news comes over a year after the Pope declared optimism on warming relations with China, which itself came m...