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China reaffirms opposition to Dalai Lama's visits to foreign countries

China reaffirms opposition to Dalai Lama's visits to foreign countries

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official reaffirmed Saturday China’s opposition to Dalai Lama’s visits to foreign countries. Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the 19th CPC National Congress, executive deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC…

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Xinjiang Becoming a “Frontline Laboratory for Surveillance”

Xinjiang Becoming a “Frontline Laboratory for Surveillance”

Under Party Chief Chen Quanguo, a hardliner who was credited for quelling a wave of unrest in Tibet, Xinjiang is emerging as a “perfect police state,” according to a Guardian report earlier this year. A heavy security presence, together with a host of innovative and repressive…

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Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed accumulation of personal power has been oft-noted throughout his first term, no clear “banner term” representing his ideological and political legacy had yet emerged as he approached…

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Socialism with Chinese characteristics enters new era: Xi

Socialism with Chinese characteristics enters new era: Xi

Socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era, Xi Jinping said Wednesday at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). It will be an era of securing a decisive victory in building a moderately…

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China to pilot lawyer mediation system

China to pilot lawyer mediation system

China will pilot a lawyer mediation system in nine provinces and two municipalities in an attempt to better resolve civil and business conflicts. A new guideline jointly issued by the Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Justice encourages lawyers to play a more active…

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Big data report on Belt and Road progress released

Big data report on Belt and Road progress released

The Belt and Road Initiative has boosted cooperation, trade and corporate competitiveness between China and countries along the route, according to a government report released in Beijing on Thursday.   A data-based report on the progress of the Belt and Road was released by the…

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China bans top judges from working for law firms after resignation

China bans top judges from working for law firms after resignation

China’s top court has forbidden its judges from work for any law firm within three years of resignation. The ban includes officials at division-level or above, according to the Supreme People’s Court. Other officials must avoid working for law firms for two years, said the…

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In Xinjiang, Household Knives Must Be ID’ed

In Xinjiang, Household Knives Must Be ID’ed

Since 2014, as part of a nationwide crackdown on terrorism, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has seen a host of new restrictions over many facets of everyday life–from internet controls that surpass those in the rest of China to bans on any outward displays of…

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China's Good Samaritan law goes into effect

China's Good Samaritan law goes into effect

China’s Good Samaritan law went into effect on Oct. 1 to protect people who are ready to help others. Under the legislation, people who voluntarily offer emergency assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated,…

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Tibet's iconic Potala Palace to be renovated: Chinese state-run media

Tibet's iconic Potala Palace to be renovated: Chinese state-run media

Dharamshala — Chinese state-run media Xinhua reported that the Potala Palace, the historic home of the Dalai Lamas which is more than 1300 years old, is scheduled to undergo major renovations in coming months. The Potala Palace is an iconic feature of Lhasa, the capital…

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