Chinese Communist Party
Previously a sport for capitalist sympathisers and Western lackeys, there’s now “no right or wrong” about communists playing golf. This can only be a good thing.
Some 13 million citizens who are homeless, orphans, or who were born in violation of the country's strict one-child policy will now be granted papers allowing them to marry, travel, obtain healthcare, and enroll in school.
Chinese stocks had rebounded after a precipitous crash, but analysts cautioned that the turnaround was brought about by unorthodox interventions from Beijing.
Experts warn that Chinese equities are likely to fall further, and note that the effort to intervene and stabilize values could prolong the overdue correction of a market that was clearly overheated.
On paper, shuanggui is a disciplinary system within the Chinese Communist Party; in practice it’s a vast, brutal, extra-legal interrogative system into which suspects disappear for weeks or months at a time.
The country’s leaders worry that reforms implemented more than three decades ago have allowed non-traditional ideas and teachings to undermine communist ideology and Chinese culture.
Australia's Chinese-language newspapers rarely mention protests, human rights, or anything political. Why is this, and does it matter?
"Even if there’s no change, we need to show them. If today there’s no change, then maybe tomorrow. If tomorrow there’s no change, then in the future there’ll be change."
All week, students have been boycotting classes to campaign for democracy.