The website of the People's Daily, the ruling Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper, is turning to capitalists to help it compete with rivals. It's planning a stock-market listing that could raise about $83.5 million.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party announced on Sunday the removal of the military chief of restive Xinjiang from the region's governing council, following a car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square blamed on Islamist militants from Xinjiang.
China claims victory in scrubbing rumors from Internet; critics say speech has been curtailed BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.
China's top newspaper on Wednesday published a call for a review of Japan's sovereignty over the island of Okinawa -- home to major US bases -- with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row.
BEIJING (AP) — China's Cabinet has ordered an urgent nationwide audit of debts owed by local governments, reflecting unease about potential financial threats from unreported multibillion-dollar borrowing.
China's President Hu Jintao has set up a microblogging account that has drawn thousands of followers as of Monday, in a country where social networking sites remain tightly controlled.The account was set up on a microblogging platform operated by the People's Daily, the main print media mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, which Hu heads.Hu's profile contained no message, photo or information other than his name and official titles.The state-controlled Global Times newspaper said the People's Daily had set up its microblogging site on February 1.