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Hu Jintao may step down as military chief

China’s new leader in waiting, Xi Jinping will have a surprise head-start to emerge as the most influential leader, as outgoing President Hu Jintao has reportedly decided to step down from all posts including the all-powerful post of the military chief.

Tibetan dies in self-immolation in China: Xinhua

A Tibetan man died after self-immolating on Saturday, China's state media said, the seventh person to set themselves on fire in the last week as the ruling Communists gather for a leadership transitio

China's Communist Party opens pivotal congress

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China's all-powerful and secretive Communist Party on Thursday officially opened its 18th congress to unveil a new slate of leaders who will oversee the world's number two economy for the next decade.

China leader warns corruption could trigger 'collapse'


China's president Hu Jintao on Thursday warned the Communist Party faces 'collapse' if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new sla

China to fingerprint its nationals

China will fingerprint all its 1.3 billion people, said authorities.

Chinese police have moved a step closer to launching a system to register citizens' fingerprints in 2013, reported People's Daily.

China's Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party


Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist party, state media said Sunday, clearing the way for him to face criminal trial.

The decision, made at a meeting of

Protesting Chinese woman strips before hospital

A middle-aged woman partially stripped in front of a Chinese hospital because she failed to meet its director but it later emerged that a particular doctor she wanted to meet through him no longer wor

China's Bo Xilai stripped of parliament seat: Xinhua

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Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the country's parliament and stripped of his legal immunity, clearing the way for his prosecution, state media said on Friday.

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Biggest political scandals of China

Following the New York Times’ investigation into the wealth of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family, here is a list of major scandals affecting the Chinese Communist Party over the last two decades:

4th Tibetan in week self-immolates in China

A US-based rights group says a 24-year-old Tibetan farmer has become the fourth man in a far
western Chinese county to set himself on fire this week in protest against Chinese rule.

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