Chinese billionaire who exposed CCP corruption on social media seeks asylum in U.S.

Chinese billionaire who exposed CCP corruption on social media seeks asylum in U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 A Chinese billionaire who received death threats after exposing corruption in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) leadership has a “strong claim” for asylum in the United States, the businessman’s lawyer said. Guo Wengui, a Chinese real estate magnate now living in New York, announced the decision to seek political […]

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2017 China’s maximum leader Xi Jin Ping has more titles than most of his predecessors. He is president of the People’s Republic of China, secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the all-powerful Central Military Commission. None of this is to be taken lightly, and socialists of […]

Beijing slaps U.S. diplomat’s ‘irresponsible’ comments as Party vets Hong Kong candidates

Beijing slaps U.S. diplomat’s ‘irresponsible’ comments as Party vets Hong Kong candidates

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Beijing has ratcheted up its rhetoric against alleged efforts by the United States to “interfere” in the political development of Hong Kong. The special administrative region (SAR) of Hong Kong is scheduled to hold general elections in 2017 to pick its chief executive (CE), whose status is equivalent […]

Harsh punishment not likely for Bo Xilai and ‘red aristocracy’ members targeted by anti-graft campaign

Harsh punishment not likely for Bo Xilai and ‘red aristocracy’ members targeted by anti-graft campaign

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com While the official Chinese media have claimed that the trial of former Politburo member Bo Xilai testifies to the Xi Jinping leadership’s commitment to fighting graft, it is unlikely that “tigers” among venal cadres will be nabbed any time soon. There is a well-known “mutual protection clause” within […]

Xi Jinping spares top party leaders whose scale of corruption qualified them for execution

Xi Jinping spares top party leaders whose scale of corruption qualified them for execution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com It’s a case of plus ça change with President ’s nine-month old campaign to rectify the “work style” of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) through means including cracking down on big-time corruption. Earlier this week the protagonist of the one of worst scandals in PRC history – former minister […]

More Maoist than thou: Xi Jinping is in, Bo Xilai is out, but the CCP is still thoroughly corrupt

More Maoist than thou: Xi Jinping is in, Bo Xilai is out, but the CCP is still thoroughly corrupt

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping marked his 60th birthday last weekend by launching a Mao-style “mass line political education” campaign in an apparent effort to raise the moral standards of the 83 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The official Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as […]

Xi Jinping warns Party faithful against ideological weakenss which caused Soviets’ collapse

Xi Jinping warns Party faithful against ideological weakenss which caused Soviets’ collapse

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com New Chinese leader Xi Jinping has flatly ruled out political reform in an unpublished internal speech during his recent tour of the quasi-capitalist Guangdong Province. According to a transcript of the speech obtained by East-Asia-Intel.com, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary bitterly accused party members who favored […]

Xi’s answer to America’s strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

Xi’s answer to America’s strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com General Secretary and Commander-in-chief Xi Jinping is set to continue the “pro-Russian” policy of his predecessor, Hu Jintao, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership becomes more nervous than ever over Washington’s perceived “anti-China containment policy.” While meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Beijing on […]

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party’s monopoly on power

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party’s monopoly on power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Xi Jinping, newly anointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has lost no time laying down what will likely be a leitmotif of his 10-year tenure: promoting “constitutional Socialism with Chinese characteristics.” This so-called “Back to the [Chinese] Constitution” movement will be kicked off after fellow […]

Rolling the dice: The Chinese Communist Party bets it can beat the odds

Rolling the dice: The Chinese Communist Party bets it can beat the odds

Sol W. Sanders   Perhaps more than Westerners, Chinese have a gambling streak. Even during the darkest hours of Maoist oppression and pretended Puritanism, Beijing tolerated gambling on its southern flank in the Portuguese colony of Macau. Now reincorporated into China, in 2012 the world’s largest casino, holding the country’s only legal gambling monopoly, raked […]