More details emerged Wednesday about a bloody clash between Chinese security forces and ethnic Uighurs in the country’s far west two days ago, suggesting that dozens of people died when a protest against government policies turned violent. The official news agency Xinhua described the confrontation, in the Xinjiang region, as a “violent terrorist attack that [...]
China’s yuan has rebounded from an unprecedented tumble earlier in the year, finishing July with a third monthly advance against the U.S. dollar and traders saying it is primed for further gains amid signs that the world’s second-largest economy is strengthening. The Chinese currency has risen 1.5% against the dollar since it hit this year’s [...]
The Chinese Communist party prizes conformity, and many of its aesthetic trademarks – the uniform black suits, the turgid speeches – call to mind a massively powerful machine, its anonymous parts in perfect lockstep. Within this system, the fallen security tsar Zhou Yongkang – China’s third most powerful man until he retired in 2012 – [...]
China has begun its highest-level corruption investigation since becoming a Communist state. Zhou Yongkang, the former head of security for the Chinese government and considered to be its third most powerful leader before his retirement, is now under investigation. Never before has the Chinese government looked into prosecuting a Communist member of his rank before. [...]
A group of assailants launched coordinated attacks on government and police buildings in China’s far-western Xinjiang region on Monday, leaving dozens of people dead a day before the mostly Muslim area was set to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Attackers armed with knives attacked the town of Elixhu, with some later moving on to the [...]
The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding discontent and hampering economic growth. Yet even as officials promoted easier urbanization and the goal of permanently settling an additional 100 million rural people [...]
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