Communist Party

“Almost Total Suppression of Information” After Tibet Fire

Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site dating back in parts to the seventh century, caught fire on Saturday: Devastating news from Lhasa of the Jokhang temple on fire. pic.twitter.com/LXiIlvc7V5 — Robert Barnett (@RobbieBarnett) February 17, 2018 As news of the fire sp...

“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...

U.S., Aus, Japan, India Mull Belt and Road Alternative

The Australian Financial Review’s Phillip Cooley reports on discussions between Australia, the United States, India, and Japan on establishing a joint regional infrastructure plan to rival the controversial China-led Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI, a trillion dollar-plus, 65-nation trade an...

“Almost Total Suppression of Information” After Tibet Temple Fire

Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site dating back in parts to the seventh century, caught fire on Saturday: Devastating news from Lhasa of the Jokhang temple on fire. pic.twitter.com/LXiIlvc7V5 — Robert Barnett (@RobbieBarnett) February 17, 2018 As news of the fire sp...

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...