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YouTube says removal of China comments 'an error'

May 27, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The Google-owned platform responds to a tweet by tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey who said that 'YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist Party'

YOUTUBE. YouTube said May 26, 2020 it was investigating the removal of comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party from the video-sharing platform, saying the filtering appeared to be 'an error.' Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Chinese property tycoon and Xi Jinping critic under investigation

Apr 08, 2020 - 1:37 PM

Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using charges such as 'disciplinary violations' – often considered to refer to corruption – as a way to silence dissent.

BIG BOSS. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping during Macau's 20th anniversary handover celebrations, in Macau on December 20, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Beijing mobilizes masses in 'people's war' against coronavirus

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:27 AM

'Those who do not declare their fever are enemies,' proclaims a banner on a building in Yunmeng

XI. A decorative plate featuring an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen behind a statue of late communist leader Mao Zedong at a souvenir store next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing on February 27, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

'Bulletproof' China-backed site attacks Hong Kong democracy activists

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:09 PM

From high-profile activists to journalists and lawmakers, about 200 people seen as supporting Hong Kong's protest movement have been 'doxxed' – had their personal details posted online – by the site HK Leaks

MASKED PROTEST. A man holds a flag that reads 'Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of our times' in the Lan Kwai Fong area during Halloween in Hong Kong on October 31, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China plans triumphant 70th anniversary despite headwinds

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The anniversary is meant to showcase China's extraordinary rise from the ravages of war and famine to a modern, powerful nation state whose economic and military muscle is viewed by many with increasing concern

This photo taken on September 8, 2019 shows children painting an image of the emblem of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on a wall in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province, during an event to celebrate the upcoming anniversary on October 1. STR / AFP

Alibaba's Jack Ma, NBA star Yao Ming among honored by Chinese Communist Party

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping leads a ceremony at Beijing's imposing Great Hall of the People to mark the anniversary of the launch of 'reform and opening up'

Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma (C) attends a celebration meeting marking the 40th anniversary of China's "reform and opening up" policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 18, 2018.  WANG ZHAO / AFP

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

May 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

In addition to his prison term, Sun Zhengcai's 'stolen property has already all been confiscated'

SUN ZHENGCAI. This file photo taken on March 5, 2017 shows former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai (L) talking with Chinese vice chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang (R) during the opening session of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. File photo by Wang Zhao/ AFP

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's international department, meets with Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang

China media is silent 50 years after Cultural Revolution

May 16, 2016 - 7:46 PM

May 16 marks half a century since the 1966 declaration of the movement But the People s Daily mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party carried no articles about the anniversary

50TH ANNIVERSARY. A picture made available May 12, 2016 shows a vendor sitting beside a stall that displays various items depicting the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong at the Panjiayuan flea market in Beijing, China, May 8, 2016. The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution falls on May 16, although this chapter in China's history is not openly discussed in the mainland due to accounts of persecution that happened during the period against intellectuals deemed enemies of the state. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Panama Papers: Family of China's President Xi implicated

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED At least 8 current or former members of the Politburo Standing Committee are implicated in the leaked documents

epa05234560 Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on after signing a bilateral treaty of partnership with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. China's President Xi Jinping arrived the previous day for a two-day state visit to Prague. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Senior Chinese party official sacked over alleged corruption

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Ling Jihua s son died in a Ferrari car crash in Beijing in 2012 raising questions on how the son of a party official could afford the 800 000 car

SACKED FOR CORRUPTION. Ling Jihua (rightmost) is removed as a senior Chinese Community Party official over alleged corruption. File photo by Goh Chai Hin

Renewable energy, Pope message, China Christmas ban | The wRap

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A petition to the Supreme Court: stop charging for renewable energy Pope Francis asks Christians to practice “tenderness A Chinese city bans Christmas

China's Xi vows 'decisive actions' after Xinjiang attack

May 01, 2014 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED China s president Xi Jinping calls for a crackdown following a stabbing incident and explosion at a railway station in Xinjiang

XINJIANG ATTACK. Security personnel inspect the explosion site outside Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 30 April 2014. An He/EPA

Thousands rally for Hong Kong democracy

Jan 01, 2014 - 4:51 PM

People rallied in Hong Kong to call for universal suffrage as the city grapples with how its future leaders will be chosen under a long awaited political reform

S. Africa's China ambassador 'compares Mandela to Mao'

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

In the days since Mandela s death Chinese state print and broadcast media have run reports highlighting the late South African leader s praise of Mao

China's Xi to retrace reform trip: media

Dec 07, 2012 - 3:15 PM

China s Community Party leader Xi Jinping will make the so called reform trip to Shenzhen

XI IS IT. Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

China to punish Bo, sets Nov 8 congress date

Sep 28, 2012 - 7:49 PM

Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be punished for a litany of crimes

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston