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Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed accumulation of personal power has been oft-noted throughout his first term, no clear “banner term” representing his ideological and political legacy had yet emerged as he approached his se...

China’s RRR cut a breakthrough in policy tools

(Xinhua) China's latest cut to the amount of cash lenders must hold as reserves is a breakthrough in policy tools, an economist with Credit Suisse said, adding there are no changes in the country's monetary policy. The People's Bank of China... Read more ...

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...

Qurans, Prayer Mats Confiscated in Xinjiang

Xinjiang is the frontline of a nationwide crackdown on terrorism that began in 2014 in response to rising incidents of violence in the region and elsewhere in China. The anti-terror campaign, which has seen security measures in Xinjiang steadily increase since its inception, has been criticized ...

Facial Recognition Adoption Raises Eyebrows

This week’s Economist looks at the global growth of facial recognition technology, of which China is both a notable early adopter and a key developer as home to companies including "the world’s first billion-dollar startup from might be called the ‘facial-industrial complex’...