Hong Kong had one of its biggest marches in history

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the street in Hong Kong on Sunday against a law critics fear could let Beijing target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers say there were one million people, which would make it the biggest march in more than 16 years. Police say … Continue reading Hong Kong had one of its biggest marches in history

Officials punished over kindergarten ‘gang’ question

BY CHINA DAILY Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been given Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account. According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment … Continue reading Officials punished over kindergarten ‘gang’ question

Former Interpol president prosecuted for bribery

BY CHINA DAILY A procuratorate in Tianjin has prosecuted former vice-minister of public security Meng Hongwei for graft, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Friday via Sina Weibo. Meng, 65, once served as Interpol president, based in Lyon, France. He was elected at the organization’s 85th members’ meeting in Indonesia in 2016, becoming the first Chinese to take the post. He resigned in October 2018, … Continue reading Former Interpol president prosecuted for bribery

China launches app to teach schoolkids Xi Jinping Thought and socialist theory

BY SILVI WRITER China has launched an online platform for schoolkids to learn new socialist thought and Chinese classics “as part of a campaign to consolidate their belief in the Party and inspire them to be reliable socialist successors”. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Chinese Young Pioneers National Working Committee co-launched the campaign in January to allow students to better understand socialism in the new era … Continue reading China launches app to teach schoolkids Xi Jinping Thought and socialist theory

China’s former military chief of staff sentenced to life

By XINHUA A military court on Wednesday convicted Fang Fenghui, former chief of staff of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) Joint Staff Department, on three counts and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Fang was found guilty of accepting and offering bribes, as well as holding a huge amount of property from unidentified sources, according to the court ruling. He was also deprived of his political … Continue reading China’s former military chief of staff sentenced to life

China to face ‘unimaginable tempestuous storms’

BY THE EDITOR China stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, the day when the country’s top leaders gathered in the centre of Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up. In a 1.5-hour-long speech that was aired live on China’s central television and major news portal websites, Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, warned the country would be faced with “unimaginable … Continue reading China to face ‘unimaginable tempestuous storms’

Xi tells entrepreneurs their personal, property rights ‘Will be Protected’

BY ZHOU XIN, the SCMP and SILVI WRITER   President Xi Jinping has told entrepreneurs that their businesses will be protected, and Beijing will try to find new ways – such as tax cuts and bailout funds – to help them, his latest bid to shore up confidence in the private sector. Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, has been trying to reassure … Continue reading Xi tells entrepreneurs their personal, property rights ‘Will be Protected’