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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Communist Party

This year
# Communist Party
Vietnamese President resigns amid major anti-corruption purge
The sudden departure is a highly unusual move in communist Vietnam.
Last year
Opinion: China's zero-covid policy tightens its perfect dictatorship
Human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao looks at the recent protests in China and asks if it’s the beginning of a new wave of resistance.
All time
# cast out
Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week
It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.
# Torture
'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres
The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.
# Great Firewall
Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill
The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.
# Democracy
Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening
The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.
# Umbrella Revolution
Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday
China has condemned the protests as “illegal” but Hong Kong’s leadership has denied speculation that Beijing would send in the army.
# paid with thanks
Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?
Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.
# China
Explosions outside Chinese government regional HQ leave one dead, eight injured
Eight small explosions were heard by those in the area, which state media is reporting were caused by home-made bombs.
# China
China's new president calls for 'great renaissance of Chinese nation'
Xi Jinping addressed the nation earlier today as China’s once-in-a-decade power change came to a conclusion.
# China
Xi Jinping named as new president of China
The announcement was made today, four months after Xi Jinping, 59, took charge of the Communist Party.
# self-immolation
Four more Tibetans set themselves alight in China
More than 20 people in Tibet have set themselves on fire this month in protest at China’s rule.
# China
China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm
A fine Gaelic footballer when he visited Ireland earlier this year, Xi is now tasked with leading China for the next ten years.
# China
China party congress sets Xi on leadership path
It is expected the Vice President be announced the party’s top leader tomorrow.
# China
China: Policeman embroiled in Bo Xilai scandal gets 15 years in jail
Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier today for bribery and abuse of power. He had exposed the scandal that has rocked China’s ruling Communist Party.
# He's back
Found him! China's missing leader-in-waiting resurfaces
Xi Jinping had not been seen in public for nearly two weeks – but he apparently popped up yesterday afternoon.
Where's Xi Jinping? Chinese second-in-command has not been seen for 11 days
There is speculation that China’s heir apparent may be injured – but officials in China refuse to say what has happened to him.
# China
Chinese politician's wife charged with murder of British businessman
The case has brought to light a messy political scandal that has caused concern in China’s leadership.
# China
Protesters clash with riot police in Bo Xilai's home city
Rioters in Chongqing clash with police in protest at the ousting of Bo Xilai from the ruling inner circle of the Communist Party.
# China
China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours
Officials said that individuals were being punished for fabricating and disseminating rumors that military vehicles had entered Beijing.
# Chinese Visit
In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras
The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.
# Chinese Visit
Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day
The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.
# China
From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...
Here’s the lowdown on what China’s vice-president will see and do while in Ireland this weekend.
# Chile
Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed
The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.
# China
Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China
Seven miners have so far managed to escape from the mine in the centre of the country.
# China
China plans to limit 'overly entertaining' reality TV shows
Programmes dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and reality programming have been singled out.
# China
Don't worry: US VP heads to China after criticism over downgrade
China was less than kind about the US’s recent downgrading by Standard & Poor’s.
# China
China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party
In a lengthy speech, president Hu Jintao gave no indication of any moves toward loosening the party’s firm grip on power
Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces
The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.