Hu Jintao

Report: Proposed Amendment Would Strengthen CCP Rule

The Communist Party may discuss an amendment to its constitution¬†at next month’s 18th Party Congress that would strengthen one-party rule, according to state mouthpiece Xinhua News. From Reuters:“The meeting stressed the importance of making a draft amendment to the CPC (Communist Party...

Jiang Zemin Emerges Ahead of Party Congress

Bloomberg News calls attention to former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, the party elder who in 2011 was declared dead by a Hong Kong television station but is now back in the headlines of the Chinese press ahead of next month’s 18th Party Congress:On Oct. 19 the official People‚Äôs Daily remin...

Tibetan Writer Dies in Self-Immolation Protest

A woman looks at an exhibition showing portraits of reported self-immolation victims in Tibet, presented by Amnesty International's Taiwan branch in Taipei in late June. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images) A Tibetan writer died after he set himself on fire to protest against Chinese Communist Part...

Chinese president receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors

BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao received credentials presented by ambassadors from five foreign countries in Beijing on Tuesday. The ambassadors are Daniel Owassa from the Republic of Congo, Yokwe Eluzai Moga from South Sudan, Toomas Lukk from Estonia, Aart Jacobi from the...

Chinese Regime Courts Africa With Confucius Institutes and Scholarships

An statue of Confucius in Beijing in 2008. Critics of the regime say that the real purpose of its recent awarding of scholarships and setting up of Confucius Institutes in Africa is to gain political influence in the region. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) In a move that critics say is meant ...

China’s first aircraft carrier "Liaoning" commissioned

DALIAN, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Tuesday after years of refitting and sea trials. Overseen by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, the carrier was officially handed over by the navy's main ...