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China to ban foreign companies from online media business


The ruling Chinese Communist Party has announced new regulations that will ban foreign companies from publishing online media, games and other “creative” content within China’s borders from next month. The “Regulations for the management of online publishing services” also ban foreign-invested joint ventures from engaging in online content provision, according to a copy of the … Continue reading

Japan-China relations boosted by Abe’s WWII statement and self-defence bill


By reiterating Japan’s “unshakable” apology for World War II and legalising the necessary enhancements to operate its Self-Defence Forces like a normal national armed force of a state, Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister 2006-7, 2012-present) has done a meritorious job to consummate Japan’s statehood, thus enabling the Japan-China relation to move on to another stage of … Continue reading

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin placed ‘under control’ by having his movements restricted in power struggle with current president Xi Jinping


According to a source in Beijing close to China’s top leadership, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has made his first significant move against the former Party boss, and his chief rival, Jiang Zemin. The source said that Jiang and his two sons have been “placed under control,” meaning that their freedom of movement has … Continue reading

Xi Jinping’s China is the greatest political experiment on Earth


Can Xi do it? This is the biggest political question in the world today. “Yes, Xi can,” some tell me in Beijing. “No, he can’t,” say others. The wise know that nobody knows. There is a great debate going on in Washington about whether the US should change its China policy in response to Beijing’s … Continue reading

Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand


Jiang Zemin was wise to allow Fang Lizhi, Wang Dan and others to leave China, while Hu Jintao was wise to allow Chen Guangcheng to leave China. It is hoped that Xi Jinping is as wise to allow the Uighur Muslims to leave China for Turkey, as long as Turkey is able to prevent them … Continue reading

PLA expert says China will not be a military rival to US for at least 50 years


When a US expert predicted that China’s military will surpass the US by 2025, well-known Chinese military expert Major General Yin Zhuo said that China’s military strength will not be a rival to the US even 50 years from now, let alone 5 or 10 years. Why? The US will keep its huge navy to … Continue reading

China aims at long term elimination of corruption by legislation


The recent development of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption storm is the investigation of fourteen People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals including Major General Guo Zhenggang, the son of Guo Boxiong, who retired as vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2013. In China, the CMC chairman, as the president of the state, has many affairs … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping comes up with a new political doctrine, the ‘Four Comprehensives’ – a strategic blueprint for China’s future


The following is partly a translation from Chinese media, with commentary: Jiang Zemin put forth his Three Represents, and Hu Jintao put forth his Scientific Outlook on Development. Both are regarded as the legacy guidelines they left for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to follow. Now it is Xi Jinping’s turn. He put forth his … Continue reading

Can China break the vicious circle of economic slowdown and foreign capital exodus?


Is China’s economic slowdown causing the foreign capital exodus or vice versa? It is like the old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Let’s look at both scenarios. Economic slowdown has caused capital exodus. Taiwan media Want China Times says in its report “Foreign manufacturer exodus from China”, “With the Chinese economy … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping to establish his powerbase through leadership reshuffle


Jiang Zemin, the core of the third generation of CCP leadership, has chosen Xi Jinping as his successor as the core of the CCP Dynasty, with a core like an emperor (see the section “Signs of Jiang Zemin’s Intention to Have Xi Jinping Succeed Him as the Core” in Chapter 16 of my book Tiananmen’s … Continue reading

China claims to have successfully tested a multi-warhead ICBM able to hit entire US


The following is based on reports in Chinese media, with commentary: Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report that China successfully tested its DF-41 ICBM with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) technology, able to hit anywhere in the United States. According to the report, it was the third test launche of China’s newest ICBM DF-41 that … Continue reading

China takes nuclear weapons underwater where prying eyes can’t see


China is preparing to arm its stealthiest submarines with nuclear missiles that could reach the U.S., cloaking its arsenal with the invisibility needed to retaliate in the event of an enemy strike. Fifty years after China carried out its first nuclear test, patrols by the almost impossible-to-detect JIN class submarines armed with nuclear JL–2 ballistic … Continue reading

Xi Jinping’s rise in China threatens human rights and worries neighbours


The Chinese president Xi Jinping’s swift ascent to power raises human rights concerns and has caused anxiety among China’s neighbours, President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday. Obama told members of the Business Roundtable that Xi “taps into nationalism that worries his neighbours” and that his consolidation of power carries inherent dangers “on issues of human … Continue reading

China: Conservatives ideological attack to bring down President Xi Jinping


Ideology is always important in Chinese politics, especially in a power struggle. Now, Xi Jinping has offended many powerful officials with his anti-corruption and mass-line campaigns, and his mentor Jiang Zeming is 88 years old. Conservatives believe that they now have the golden opportunity to disrupt once for all Xi’s thorough economic reform. Like their … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping unable to rule if unaware of conservative faction’s strength


Some analysts are nervous when they hear Chinese President Xi Jinping upholding Mao Zedong Thought. Will Xi resume Mao’s policies of class struggle and constant revolution, they wonder. Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao tried to omit Mao Zedong Thought, but enabled Bo Xilai to rally a vast number of conservatives around to fight against the reformists … Continue reading

Huge discounts on Kindle version of Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements is extended internationally


China Daily Mail contributor Chan Kai Yee has announced that 70% discounts on the Kindle version of his book are now in place until the end of June 2014. The discounts are now available in the countries listed below, using the links provided. For other countries not on this list, we recommend using the United … Continue reading

Book Review: “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” by Chan Kai Yee


Acclaimed author Chan Kai Yee has released an expanded second edition of his book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” released June 4 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Throughout the month of June, the price of the printed version is reduced from US$30 to US$15, while the price of the kindle is reduced from … Continue reading

China: Can 20 plus years of prosperity after suppression at Tiananmen justify the massacre?


On every anniversary of the Tiananmen Protests, one of the most infamous events in Chinese history, a government spokesman is asked by reporters about the Tiananmen Massacre, despite that they clearly know the forever repeated answer. No exception this year. “…conclusion reached long ago”, the spokesman said. But what is the conclusion? Counter-revolutionary riot or … Continue reading

Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China’s censors


Twenty-five years ago today, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu’s funeral. The demonstrations escalated, culminating in the tragic military crackdown on the students on June 4, 1989 … Continue reading

China concerned about Australian opposition leader; possible future leader


If the polls are right, conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott will be Australia’s next prime minister. Abbott goes into tomorrow’s election with little-to-no foreign policy experience, and throughout the campaign he offered few clues to his approach – especially regarding Australia’s crucial relationship with China. But strategic experts are pinning their hopes on Abbott emulating … Continue reading

China: Xi Jinping chosen by Jiang Zemin as successor and core of CCP


I describe in the first edition of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” that China’s current political system is the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Dynasty with a core of leadership equivalent to an emperor. Jiang Zemin remained the core after full retirement and it was Jiang who selected Xi Jinping as Hu Jintao’s successor as the … Continue reading

China’s rotational political succession system


The only system that can be described as similar to the Chinese “once-in-a-decade transition of power” practice in the 21st century is Plato’s rotational ruler model proposed in The Republic— “those who have come through all our practical and intellectual tests with distinction must be brought to their final trial…and when their turn comes they … Continue reading

Why China’s economy is wobbling


A $91 billion industrial project in China, mired in debt and unfulfilled promise, suggests part of the reason why China’s economy is wobbling – and why it will be hard to turn around. The steel mill at the heart of Caofeidian, which is outside the city of Tangshan, about 225 kilometres (140 miles) southeast of … Continue reading

Greatest danger for China and the world: Reemergence of a tyrant


Sinocentric Cosmology: China has a long history of regarding itself as the centre of the world due to its ignorance of the existence of the other parts of the world that were much larger and even stronger than it. It paid dearly for such ignorance and arrogance in being bullied for more than a century … Continue reading

Xi’s war drums sound in China


China‘s new leader is using the military to consolidate his power. But has he unleashed forces beyond his control? Every morning at 6 a.m., more than two dozen of the world’s leading submarine watchers, aviation experts, government specialists, imagery analysts, cryptanalysts, and linguists gather at the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. Their … Continue reading

Authority of imperial sword needed to deal with corruption in China


Singtao Daily says today, “After Xi Jinping issued his eight regulations to establish his image, there are still a large number of officials who dare to violate discipline. The Central Discipline Inspection Commission issued a circular yesterday on six typical cases of violation of the rules and stressed the need to further tighten up discipline. … Continue reading

Saving China with song


As China’s new president takes power, his glamorous, widely popular wife is singing her way to center stage. A little star dust from the high-profile first lady may be just what the Communist Party needs. A U.S. president married to a Hollywood celebrity would spark a full-blown media frenzy in America. But China, for one, is not … Continue reading

China’s inner circle: The three black boxes


In Reuters analysis titled “Analysis of China’s next inner circle”, foreign media again shows its ignorance about China. However, the ignorance is natural. There are three black boxes in China’s power centre. Elaborated description of them will be given in the second edition of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Analysis”. Even the first black box, the … Continue reading

China’s leadership now dominated by intellectuals


Reuters publishes a report yesterday titled Analysis: From builders to managers: educating China’s leadership that provides many facts about Chinese leaders being well educated now. However, as it does not know Jiang Zeming’s coup that has substituted intellectuals’ dominance of the party for uneducated conservatives,’ described in my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” it believes that … Continue reading

Suicides by anti-corruption fighters in China highlight serious problems


SCMP says in its report today titled “Graft-fighters’ suicides linked to pressure of Xi’s corruption crackdown”, “A spate of recent suicides by local anti-graft and judiciary officials may be linked to a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping, analysts say.” Before Xi Jinping’s blitz against corruption, the CCP (Chinese … Continue reading

China: Purge of unqualified members is a hard battle for the Party’s survival


In 2001, Gordon Chang predicted in his book “The Coming Collapse of China” that China would collapse within ten years. Ten years later China did not collapse, but instead became even more prosperous. I said in the first edition (writing of the second edition will soon finish) of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements:” “Gordon Chang … Continue reading

India-China ties under new Chinese leadership


China, which already has a new party leadership since the Party Congress in November last, will be having a new State leadership from next month. Xi Jinping, who took over as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chairman of its Central Military Commission (CMC) in November last, will be … Continue reading

Chinese government persecution of Christians


ChinaAid releases 2012 Annual Report On ‘Chinese Government Persecution Of Christians & Churches In Mainland China’‏. Government persecution of Christians and churches in mainland China deteriorated for the seventh straight year, ChinaAidsaid in its annual report, with the defining characteristic of 2012′s persecution being the government’s stated intention of eradicating house churches. Based on information … Continue reading

China sends mixed messages


After last year’s leadership transition, many U.S. firms doing business in China hoped to see an expansion of trade and an easing of regulations in 2013. The sudden openness of the Chinese media and Xi Jinping’s apparent crackdown on corruption has fueled this speculation. Unfortunately, this year is shaping up to be nearly as vexing … Continue reading

China to conduct naval drills in Pacific amid tension


Three advanced Chinese warships left port on Wednesday for naval drills and war games in the Western Pacific, and the fleet will likely pass through disputed waters in the East and South China Sea, state media said. The official Xinhua news agency described the manoeuvres as routine, but they come as China is engaged in … Continue reading

China: Politburo to control quality and number of party members


Singtao Daily says, according to the statistics provided by the Central Organisation Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), there are in all more than 82.6 million CCP members now, of which more than 26.6 million were recruited in the period from 2002 to 2011. However, along with the reform and opening up and economic … Continue reading

Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member


A senior Chinese official is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China’s anti-corruption drive. Li Jianguo, a member of the country’s elite Politburo and the vice chairman of the national rubber-stamp legislature, has not … Continue reading

Where’s Bo Xilai? The case of China’s glamour couple


Compared to almost a year ago, the glamorous couple Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai have disappeared into oblivion. Bo Xilai – former ambitious mayor of the Manchurian port of Dalian and urbane Commerce Minister of China – had aspirated on the highest levels of power before his deep fall as power-conscious party leader in the megacity of Chongqing. In … Continue reading

In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end


China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert. When Hu married a construction worker seven years ago, she knew she was going to have only one child, although the area where she lives, the Jiuquan region … Continue reading

China’s shrinking pool of workers may limit economy’s recovery


China’s growth rebound may be capped by a labour force squeeze and shrinking resources that leave the government satisfied with rates of expansion as low as half the peak during the past decade. A pace of 7 percent to 8 percent reflects economic forces, Ma Jiantang, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, said on … Continue reading

China to reform controversial forced labour camps


China will reform its controversial system of forced labour camps this year, state media reported on Monday, which would mark a first step toward legal reform promised by new Communist Party chief Xi Jinping. China’s “re-education through labour” system, in place since 1957, empowers police to sentence petty criminals to up to four years’ confinement … Continue reading

China faces bumpy road in push for economic growth


The mainland economy faces a year of transition as a new younger leadership has vowed to unleash growth through various economic reforms coupled with a push towards more urbanisation. However, the path ahead is likely to be bumpy and any changes probably will be more gradual than expected, market watchers say. The economy is likely … Continue reading

The ABC of China politics in 2012


It was supposed to be a momentous year – a major leadership change on the centenary of the last emperor’s abdication. But 2012 turned out to be a mess for China. It squabbled with neighbours on a seemingly unceasing series of spats over disputed territories. Its biggest political star was purged amid a murder scandal … Continue reading

Chinese officials find misbehavior now carries cost


The Chinese have become largely inured to tales of voracious officials stockpiling luxury apartments, $30,000 Swiss watches or enough stolen cash to buy their mistress a Porsche. “Something has shifted,” Zhu Ruifeng, a Beijing journalist who has exposed more than a hundred cases of alleged corruption, said of how quickly officials are now responding to … Continue reading

China’s evolving core security needs: Active defence or subtle offence?


A blueprint of China’s future defence framework was outlined by outgoing President Hu Jintao in his report delivered to the 18th Communist Party of China Congress last November. It called for the creation of a national defence and armed forces commensurate to China’s standing, enabling it to address the country’s security challenges which continuously grow … Continue reading

China: Can transformation of economic development mode be achieved?


Spells on the Xi Jinping Administration – A Japanese Analysis In the aftermath of the anti-Japanese riots, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held to set up the Xi Jinping administration. Before discussing its economic policy, I would mention two points. It is really sad that the territorial dispute has caused … Continue reading

China economy shows signs of strength


China released a series of figures on Sunday showing continued economic strength as it prepares for new leaders tasked with sustaining the country’s dramatic growth. There was a double-digit increase in production at factories, workshops and mines for the first time since March, the National Bureau of Statistics said, a strong sign the country is … Continue reading

China pledges rural reforms to boost incomes, consumption


China will give farmers better protection over the land they till, raise their incomes and improve public services for them to help close the gap with urban areas and narrow the rich-poor divide. The government will ensure farmers earn “reasonable returns” from planting crops and increase agricultural subsidies, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Dec. … Continue reading

China: Beijing puts new man in charge of Hong Kong


A new man has been appointed by Beijing to take charge of Hong Kong, a task that would require savvy in walking the tightrope between controlling what Beijing perceives as an increasingly wayward ward and yet not tipping it over into rebellion. Zhang Xiaoming has been given that role The fresh-faced 49-year-old, who worked for … Continue reading

Does hardliners’ landslide victory in Japan make war with China inevitable?


Of the 480 lower house seats, the Democratic Liberal Party has taken 294 seats, New Komeito, 31, and Japan Restoration Party, 54. Japanese hardliners have an overwhelming majority of 379, or 79%, in the lower house of Japan’s parliament now. It is easy for hardliners to decide to fight a war against China for the … Continue reading

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