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  • Exclusive: China seizes $14.5 billion assets from family, associates of ex-security chief: sources

    03/31/2014 9:11:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2014 | Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard
    Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said. More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, political allies, proteges and staff have also been taken into custody or questioned in the past four months, the sources, who have been briefed on the investigation, told Reuters. The sheer size of the asset seizures and the scale of the investigations into the people around Zhou - both unreported until...
  • Ukraine crisis: Chinese president Xi Jinping urges US to show restraint

    03/10/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 March 2014
    Ukraine crisis: Chinese president Xi Jinping urges US to show restraint Beijing leader tells Obama and Merkel that they must pursue a political solution to ‘extremely complex’ situation Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine and for all parties to exercise calm and restraint, during separate telephone calls with US president Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel. “The situation in Ukraine is extremely complex, and what is most urgent is for all sides to remain calm and exercise restraint to avoid an escalation in tensions,” China’s foreign ministry on Monday cited Xi...
  • China’s president heads cybersecurity body

    02/27/2014 7:37:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 10:20 PM EST
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has put himself in charge of a new body to coordinate cybersecurity, in a sign of Beijing’s concern over its vulnerability to online attacks and desire to control the Internet. […] Xi also is quoted as saying online opinion must be properly guided. China has 618 million Internet users, the most of any country. …
  • Leaked Records Reveal Offshore Holdings of China’s Elite

    01/22/2014 9:03:28 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    ICIJ ^ | 1/21/2014 | By Marina Walker Guevara, Gerard Ryle, Alexa Olesen, Mar Cabra, Michael Hudson and Christoph Giesen
    Close relatives of China’s top leaders have held secretive offshore companies in tax havens that helped shroud the Communist elite’s wealth, a leaked cache of documents reveals. The confidential files include details of a real estate company co-owned by current President Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law and British Virgin Islands companies set up by former Premier Wen Jiabao’s son and also by his son-in-law. Nearly 22,000 offshore clients with addresses in mainland China and Hong Kong appear in the files obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Among them are some of China’s most powerful men and women — including at...
  • Mass Murderer Mao Made "Mistakes," Chinese Regime Admits

    12/27/2013 4:44:03 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 December 2013 | Warren Mass
    When the Chinese regime remembered the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth on December 26, it was to celebrate, not condemn, his role in history — though the regime did at least acknowledge that Mao had made "mistakes." Mass Murderer Mao Made "Mistakes," Chinese Regime Admits The New American 26 December 2013 Mao Zedong, the founder of communist China, was responsible for the murder of tens of millions of his fellow Chinese. But not surprisingly, when the Chinese regime remembered the 120th anniversary of his birth on December 26, it was to celebrate, not condemn, his role in history....
  • China Honors Mao Amid Growing Public Discontent

    12/27/2013 8:12:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | December 26, 2013
    China's leaders on Thursday paid their respects at the mausoleum of Mao Zedong to mark the 120th anniversary of his birth, as the founding father of modern China remains a deeply symbolic but divisive figure in the country. President Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang, along with the five other members of the all-powerful Politburo standing committee, visited the mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, which houses Mao's embalmed body. "The seven top leaders [made] three bows toward Mao's seated statue and [paid] their respects to the remains of Mao," the official Xinhua news agency reported. In a speech to the party...
  • China's Leader Embraces Mao as He Tightens Grip on Country (Good Analysis)

    08/21/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/16/2013 | Jeremy Page
    WUHAN, China—On a visit here in July, Chinese President Xi Jinping went to a lakeside villa where Mao Zedong spent summers in the 1950s enjoying such luxuries as a swimming pool and air conditioning. Opening a new exhibition there that makes no mention of the millions who died under Mao's leadership, Mr. Xi declared that the villa should be a center for educating youth about patriotism and revolution. A week earlier, he went to a village from which Mao attacked Beijing in 1949. There, Mr. Xi vowed that "our red nation will never change color." It isn't just Mr. Xi's...
  • No one should be allowed to throw Asia into chaos: Xi Jinping

    04/07/2013 7:19:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Business Line ^ | 2013/04/07
    No one should be allowed to throw Asia into chaos: Xi Jinping Beijing, Apr 7: Amid raging tension in the Korean peninsula, new Chinese President Xi Jinping today warned that no one should be allowed to throw the region into chaos for “selfish gains”, saying future of rapidly growing Asia depends on peace and stability. “No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains,” Xi said in apparent reference to US Pivot to Asia Pacific, which China says is aimed at containing it. “Stability in Asia now faces new challenges,...
  • Xi warns CPC of Soviet-style collapse if faced with dissent

    02/15/2013 7:28:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    PTI ^ | February 15, 2013
    Beijing: China's new Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has warned cadres of a Soviet-style collapse if the party is confronted with ideological dissent, military disloyalty and corruption, the deadly mix that led to the dramatic disintegration of once mighty Soviet Union. China must heed the still "deeply profound" lessons of the former Soviet Union, where political rot, ideological heresy and military disloyalty brought down the governing party, Xi, 59, reportedly told party leaders during his tour of Guangdong province in December last year soon after his election as the General Secretary of the ruling party a month before. "Why did...
  • China's new Princess - the daughter of Communist president Xi Jinping studying quietly at Harvard

    11/17/2012 10:26:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2012 | Sharon Churcher
    China's new Princess - the daughter of Communist president Xi Jinping studying quietly at Harvard Xi Mingze, 20, has been studying at the leading US university under a pseudonym since 2010 'She is a bookworm, very quiet and studious' Xi is said to have 24 hour protection from bodyguards By Sharon Churcher Demurely dressed in a high-necked jumper on a chilly autumn day, the pretty 20-year-old brunette could be any university student. But this photograph posted on Facebook shows Xi Mingze, the new 'princess' of China. As the cherished only daughter of China's new president Xi Jinping, Ms Xi, nicknamed...
  • The secret story behind Xi Jinping’s disappearance, finally revealed? (OMG, a flying chair?)

    11/03/2012 4:14:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 1, 2012 | Max Fisher
    <p>The meeting turned violent. They went at it hammer and sickle. Xi Jinping tried to calm them down. He put himself physically in the crossfire and unwittingly into the path of a chair as it was thrown across the room. It hit him in the back, injuring him. Hence the absence, and the silence, and the rumours.</p>
  • UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health

    09/16/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/12
    UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53pm IST * Xi visits Beijing university, first public appearance in two weeks * Pictures show him looking well, laughing * Rumours had flown about his health, Xi had missed meeting with Clinton * Communist Party gearing up for tricky leadership succession By Chris Buckley and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, visiting a Beijing university in what appeared to be an effort to dispel rumours of...
  • Off-Script Scramble for Power in a Chinese Leader’s Absence

    09/14/2012 7:42:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    September 13, 2012 Off-Script Scramble for Power in a Chinese Leader’s Absence By IAN JOHNSON and JONATHAN ANSFIELD BEIJING — With still no sign of China’s designated new leader, Xi Jinping, who has not been seen in public since Sept. 1, many insiders and well-connected analysts say the Chinese political ship is adrift, with factions jockeying to shape an impending Communist Party conclave. The government has maintained its official silence about Mr. Xi’s absence. After an initial burst of chatter, blog posts alluding to Mr. Xi have been effectively smothered on China’s social media platforms, and China’s beleaguered Foreign Ministry...
  • Chinese Mystery: Where Is Xi Jinping?(Has he gone Chia Head?)

    09/11/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chinese Mystery: Where Is Xi Jinping? . By JEREMY PAGE, FLEMMING EMIL HANSEN and JOSH CHIN BEIJING—Speculation gathered steam about the health and whereabouts of the man expected to take the reins as China's top leader in a matter of weeks as Chinese authorities keep their usual tight grip on information about the nation's leaders. . Monday, Chinese authorities failed to explain why Vice President Xi Jinping, who hasn't been seen in public since Sept. 1, had missed another meeting with a visiting foreign dignitary, Denmark's prime minister. Rumors that all wasn't well with 59-year-old Mr. Xi were sparked last...
  • Mystery over whereabouts of China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping

    09/10/2012 2:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/10/2012 | Malcolm Moore
    Xi Jinping, 59, has not been seen in public since September 1, setting off rumours that he may be seriously ill or worse ahead of his unveiling at the Communist party's 18th Congress. Such is the opacity of the party, however, that there has been no explanation for Mr Xi's absence; yesterday (MON), the Chinese Foreign ministry simply said, after several questions: "We have told everyone everything". The last sighting of Mr Xi, the current vice-president, came when he gave a speech at the Central Party School in Beijing. Eyebrows were raised when his aides then cancelled a meeting with...
  • China blocks Xi Jinping web searches after report on family's wealth

    07/01/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 06/30/12
    China blocks Xi Jinping web searches after report on family's wealth BEIJING: China blocked web searches today for the name of leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, a day after cutting access to Bloomberg sites following the agency's publication of a report on his family's wealth. Financial newswire Bloomberg used publicly available records to compile a list of investments by Chinese Vice President Xi's extended family, which the agency said totalled USD 376 million. The report did not trace any assets to Xi, expected to become Chinese president in an upcoming leadership transition, his wife, or their daughter and said there was no...
  • China considers delay of key party congress: sources

    05/08/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Benjamin Kang Lim and Nick Edwards
    China's ruling Communist Party is seriously considering a delay in its upcoming five-yearly congress by a few months amid internal debate over the size and makeup of its top decision-making body, sources said, as the party struggles to finalize a once-in-a-decade leadership change. The two most senior posts, of president and premier, are not considered in much doubt. But any delay in the congress, no matter the official reason, would likely fuel speculation of infighting over the remaining seats in the nine-member politburo standing committee which calls the shots in China. [....] Delay could also further unnerve global financial markets...
  • With Edge, U.S. Greets China’s Heir Apparent

    02/14/2012 10:03:22 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    nytimes ^ | February 14, 2012 | MARK LANDLER and EDWARD WONG
    0 "is eager to appeal to manufacturing workers who view China’s trade policy" (and) avoid being painted as weak on China by Republican challengers. Mr. Biden to register America’s complaints (grovel) in the somewhat incongruous setting of a Champagne toast. Xi’s stop at the Pentagon, where he met with "Defense Secretary" Leon E. Panetta and the chairman of the (dis) Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
  • Political comedy: Xi will be the new leader of China

    02/13/2012 1:48:04 PM PST · by Jiyimobuqu · 2 replies ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jiyimobuqu
    .... Barack: Now tell me who won the Maine caucus? Bill: Mitt. Barack: Meat? I thought Maine is famous for its lobster. Bill: Yes. Barack: Then who won? Bill: Mitt. Barack: I hate meat. Lobster is juicier and more delicious. So tell me who won the Maine caucus? ..... This is part of a political comedy I have written. You can watch it on youtube: or visit:
  • 'China’s 1st stealth fighter is product of Xi Jinping'

    01/13/2011 6:33:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 01/12/11
    01-12-2011 18:45 'China’s 1st stealth fighter is product of Xi Jinping' China intentionally made public a test flight of the J-20, its first fifth-generation stealth fighter, through the media, Tuesday, in a strategy orchestrated by Vice President Xi Jinping, reports said Wednesday. Andrei Chang, editor of the Canadian-based Kanwa Asian Defense Monthly magazine, said Tuesday that the J-20’s test flight was just like an episode of a television drama, and this was controlled by Vice President Xi, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. A senior U.S. defense official said President Hu Jintao and other top civilians apparently were...
  • Mao-era songs make comeback in China (orchestrated by princelings and future Pres Xi Jinping)

    01/07/2011 7:11:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 01/07/11 | KOICHI FURUYA
    Mao-era songs make comeback in China BY KOICHI FURUYA CORRESPONDENT 2011/01/07 CHONGQING, China--The sound of voices extolling the virtues of communism in stirring revolutionary songs strike a discordant note in this central Chinese city, where the average citizen is more likely to be a member of the church of Mercedes than a Maoist. Recently, about 50 middle-aged residents gathered at an outdoor restaurant in the suburbs of Chongqing and belted out a revolutionary song with lyrics redundant but pointed: "The Communist Party is wonderful, the Communist Party is wonderful, the Communist Party is wonderful." Many view this surprising campaign as...
  • China's Xi named to oversee military, a step closer to presidency

    10/20/2010 4:55:51 AM PDT · by HK.Ibtimes
    HK IBTimes Blog ^ | October 18, 2010 8:44 PM EDT | Alex Mw
    Chinese vice president Xi Jinping was elected as the vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) during the Fifth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing on Monday, boosting the possibility that he may succeed after President Hu Jintao retires.
  • The Dear Leader has left the building

    08/28/2010 9:44:48 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | Sunny Lee
    It was important enough that Kim Jong-il had to excuse himself from a widely expected meeting with former US president Jimmy Carter. Carter arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday, a day before Kim's departure... Despite only circumstantial evidence, plus no confirmation from Beijing or Pyongyang, multiple diplomatic sources in China believe the Dear Leader is in the Middle Kingdom.