A Chinese netizen was sentenced to 10 days in prison and the payment of a fine after he insulted President Xi Jinping in a WeChat group. As Taiwan-based Apple Daily reports, on July 19 a 39-year-old man named Ni Huaping from Sanya, a city in southern China's Hainan Province, posted a comment on a WeChat … Continue reading Chinese Netizen Imprisoned For 10 Days After Insulting Xi Jinping On WeChat
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published a revised version of its discipline regulations, enshrining 'Xi Jinping Thought' as a fundamental guideline for political cadres' conduct. The move further consolidates Xi Jinping's personality cult and his role as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. During the 13th National People's Congress held in … Continue reading Chinese Communist Party Enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Into Party Discipline Regulations
In his book The Chinese Invasion Threat, Ian Easton, research fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, argued that China has developed secret plans to invade Taiwan by 2020. Since Xi Jinping took office in 2012, Beijing has become increasingly bellicose, attempting to isolate Taiwan internationally and threatening it with war. Some believe that Xi, who in … Continue reading PLA Admiral Argues That China Can Occupy Taiwan In Three Days
On February 25 Chinese state media announced a list of proposed amendments to China’s Constitution that will in all likelihood be adopted at the National People’s Congress (NPC) starting on March 5. One of the the 21 proposed amendments is the abolition of the current limit of two five-year terms for the office of the President and … Continue reading Deng Xiaoping On Personality Cult And One-Man Rule – 1980 Interview
From 2008 to 2016 Taiwan's Guomindang administration and China's Communist Party sought to deepen cross-strait dialogue and improve relations between the two sides. The meeting between Zhang Zhijun, the chief of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), and Wang Yuqi, the chief of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), as well as Zhang Zhijun's visit to Taiwan in 2014, … Continue reading The 1992 Consensus and China-Taiwan Relations
China's Televised Confessions On January 17 Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, made a high-profile confession on China Central Television (CCTV), saying that he had turned himself to the authorities voluntarily. He confessed to having caused the death of a 20-year-old woman while drunk-driving back in 2003. According to China's state media, Gui had subsequently fled … Continue reading Voluntary Surrender and Confession in China’s Legal System – From the Empire to the People’s Republic
On October 13, 2014, Yu Wensheng, a lawyer from Beijing, was arrested and detained by the police for 99 days . He was interrogated approximately 200 hundred times by 10 officers who worked in shifts night and day. Yu's wrists were fastened behind his back with handcuffs. "My hands were swollen and I … Continue reading China’s Legal System – Communist or Feudal?
On 17 February Beijing Chaoyang Studio (北京朝阳工作室) released three cartoons which aim at spreading among the people the values of the Xi Jinping administration in a way that is closer to the common citizen and less stiff and cold than traditional political propaganda. One of the three cartoons is entitled "Has the mass line been truly … Continue reading Uncle Xi “Beats The Tiger” – Xi Jinping’s New Year Propaganda Cartoon