Government of the People&#039;s Republic of China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28096/all en Paper says Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/paper-says-chinese-anti-corruption-drive-nets-politburo-member <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China's anti-corruption drive.</p> <p>Li Jianguo, a member of the country's elite Politburo and the vice chairman of the national rubber-stamp legislature, has not been charged with any offence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/paper-says-chinese-anti-corruption-drive-nets-politburo-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Government of the People's Republic of China Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:30:44 +0000 5740035 at http://www.globalpost.com China bans TV, radio ads for pricey gifts in anti-corruption push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/china-bans-tv-radio-ads-pricey-gifts-anti-corruption-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Chinese radio and television stations are to ban advertisements for expensive gifts such as watches, rare stamps and gold coins, the Xinhua state news agency said on Wednesday, as part of a push by the government to crack down on extravagance and waste.</p> <p>Such advertisements had "publicised incorrect values and helped create a bad social ethos", the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) said in a release, Xinhua said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/china-bans-tv-radio-ads-pricey-gifts-anti-corruption-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crown Prince Party Government of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:15:42 +0000 5747129 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-China bans ads for pricey gifts in anti-corruption push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-china-bans-ads-pricey-gifts-anti-corruption-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail on companies, comment)</p> <p>BEIJING, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Chinese radio and television stations are to ban advertisements for expensive gifts such as watches, rare stamps and gold coins, the Xinhua state news agency said on Wednesday, as part of a push by the government to crack down on extravagance and waste.</p> <p>Such advertisements had "publicised incorrect values and helped create a bad social ethos", the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) said in a release, Xinhua said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-china-bans-ads-pricey-gifts-anti-corruption-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the People's Republic of China Media of the People's Republic of China Provinces of the People\'s Republic of China Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:45:03 +0000 5747173 at http://www.globalpost.com China cinema takings surge during annual holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/china-cinema-takings-surge-during-annual-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese cinema box office takings rocketed during the country's biggest annual holiday, an official agency said on Wednesday, underlining massive growth in China's film market.</p> <p>Total receipts during the first six days of the Lunar New Year rose more than 85 percent year-on-year to reach a total of 760 million yuan ($121 million), a State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/china-cinema-takings-surge-during-annual-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Government of the People's Republic of China State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:45:44 +0000 5760903 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/afp-world-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening around the world on Sunday:</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES -- </p><p>+ Kerry wraps up Egypt visit, heads for Saudi</p> <p>+ China power transfer meeting opens in Beijing</p> <p>+ Swiss voters to vote on curbing fat cats pay</p> <p> CAIRO: US Secretary of State John Kerry wraps up a two-day visit to Egypt, where he is pushing for an end to the country's violence-wracked political impasse, before heading to Riyadh where he is to meet his counterparts from the six member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (EGYPT-US-DIPLOMACY)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/afp-world-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beijing Government of the People's Republic of China Human Interest Politics of the People's Republic of China Religion AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:30:03 +0000 5771847 at http://www.globalpost.com China to seal Xi's power after months of pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders who have raised expectations with a deluge of propaganda during their first months running the Communist Party.</p> <p>Xi Jinping is due to replace Hu Jintao as China's President at the annual National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, a rubber-stamp parliament which meets on Tuesday. Li Keqiang will become premier, replacing Wen Jiabao. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Government of the People's Republic of China Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:30:30 +0000 5771988 at http://www.globalpost.com China to seal Xi's power after months of pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders who have raised expectations with a deluge of propaganda during their first months running the Communist Party.</p> <p>Xi Jinping is due to replace Hu Jintao as China's president at the annual National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, a rubber-stamp parliament which meets on Tuesday. Li Keqiang will become premier, replacing Wen Jiabao. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Government of the People's Republic of China Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:00:08 +0000 5771989 at http://www.globalpost.com China legislature declines to reveal defence spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-legislature-declines-reveal-defence-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's national legislature declined to announce the country's 2013 defence budget at a press conference Monday, in a departure from normal practice the day before its annual session opens.</p> <p>Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress (NPC), which begins Tuesday, responded with frustration when she was asked about military spending at a press conference where in recent years the budget has been revealed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-legislature-declines-reveal-defence-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Government of the People's Republic of China Politics of the People's Republic of China AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:45:15 +0000 5772566 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-China to dismantle bloated rail ministry - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-3-china-dismantle-bloated-rail-ministry-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Railways Minister's comment in state media)</p> <p>By Lucy Hornby and Benjamin Kang Lim</p> <p>BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - China is likely to dismantle its sprawling, scandal-plagued Railways Ministry into operations and commercial arms that will be supervised by different agencies, two sources said, part of an overhaul of the bureaucracy as new leaders take charge in Beijing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-3-china-dismantle-bloated-rail-ministry-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the People's Republic of China Health in the People's Republic of China Pharmaceutical industry of China Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:00:06 +0000 5772944 at http://www.globalpost.com China sets 2013 economic growth at 7.5% as NPC opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China set its economic growth target for this year at 7.5 percent, unchanged on 2012, ahead of the opening Tuesday of the annual parliament session of the world's second-largest economy.</p> <p>The figure was contained in Premier Wen Jiabao's "work report", his opening address to thousands of delegates from across the country at the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of the People's Republic of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Wen Jiabao AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:32:07 +0000 5773409 at http://www.globalpost.com China sets 2013 economic growth at 7.5% as NPC opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China on Tuesday targeted economic growth of 7.5 percent in 2013 and vowed an unwavering fight against corruption as the world's second-largest economy opened its annual parliament session.</p> <p>The GDP figure was contained in Premier Wen Jiabao's "work report", his opening address to about 3,000 delegates from across the country at the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of the People's Republic of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Socialism AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:15:55 +0000 5773435 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-China unveils restructuring to boost efficiency, fight corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-china-unveils-government-restructuring-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* China streamlines cabinet, looks for efficiencies</p> <p>* Scandal-plagued Railways Ministry to be dissolved</p> <p>* Family Planning Commission to be merged with Health Ministry (Adds fresh quotes and corruption statistics)</p> <p>By Michael Martina and Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-china-unveils-government-restructuring-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Demography Government of the People's Republic of China Management Politics Population State Council of the People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 01:00:27 +0000 5778488 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-FACTBOX-Main changes in China's government restructuring plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/factbox-main-changes-chinas-government-restructuring-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes typo in paragraph two)</p> <p>BEIJING, March 10 (Reuters) - China unveiled a government restructuring plan on Sunday, cutting the number of cabinet-level entities by two in the biggest reduction in ministries since 1998.</p> <p>Here are some of the main changes in the plan:</p> <p>* China will dissolve its powerful but scandal-plagued Ministry of Railways. The Ministry of Transport will take charge of planning and development of railways and the China Railway Corporation will take over commercial functions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/factbox-main-changes-chinas-government-restructuring-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of the People's Republic of China Politics State Council of the People's Republic of China Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:03 +0000 5778658 at http://www.globalpost.com Defector's brother given top China post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defectors-brother-given-top-china-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior Chinese politician whose brother defected to the US in a major spy scandal was on Monday elected as chairman of the country's highest-profile advisory organisation, state media reported.</p> <p>Yu Zhengsheng, who ranks as number four in the Communist Party's ruling seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, was made head of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>He is regarded as one of the party's "princelings" but has had to overcome major setbacks during his career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defectors-brother-given-top-china-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crown Prince Party Entertainment Government of the People's Republic of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:16:25 +0000 5779526 at http://www.globalpost.com China parliament delegates speak out against corruption, red tape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/china-parliament-delegates-speak-out-against-corruption-red-tap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Terril Yue Jones and Fang Yan</p> <p>BEIJING, March 12 (Reuters) - Amid praise for China's Communist Party and the government's work report is an increasingly common complaint from delegates to annual parliamentary meetings - too much red tape and corruption.</p> <p>The parallel convening of China's parliament and its main advisory body is usually a tightly scripted series of meetings meant to show unity and how China is tackling its many issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/china-parliament-delegates-speak-out-against-corruption-red-tap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the People\'s Republic of China Government of the People's Republic of China Politics Politics of the People's Republic of China Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:30:38 +0000 5780336 at http://www.globalpost.com