Tag: Communist party

RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

Billionaire Guo Wengui Asks U.S. for Asylum After Accusing Top Chinese Officials of Corruption

Billionaire real estate mogul Guo Wengui is currently visiting the United States on a tourist visa, but he decided he would like to stay a little longer after top officials back in his homeland declared him an enemy of the Communist regime. Guo applied for asylum in the United States this week, while the Chinese government has filed notices with Interpol seeking his arrest on charges of corruption and rape.

Chinese ‘Catholic Church’ Asserts Break with Rome

The Chinese Communist party has proclaimed the independence of the nationalized Catholic church from Rome, insisting that the church adhere to a program of “self-governance.” In a statement released after this week’s National Congress of Chinese Catholic Representatives in Beijing,

PINGTANG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 26: (CHINA OUT) The feed supporting system of the five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is under test on November 26, 2015 in Pingtang County, China. The construction will be completed in September 2016. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

China Relocates 9,000 to Install Alien-Seeking Telescope

China is building the world’s largest radio telescope in rural, impoverished Pingtang County, a site selected after 17 years of evaluation. When completed, the 1,640-foot telescope will take the crown away from the fabled Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, it will also take away the homes of over 9,000 Chinese citizens.

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Another Chinese Billionaire Goes Missing Amid Market Crisis

Billionaire Zhou Chengjian, whose $4 billion clothing retail fortune makes him the 62nd-richest person in China, has mysteriously disappeared. He is only the latest in a line of Chinese business magnates to vanish, with the previous disappearance occurring only last month. It almost certainly is not the work of John Galt.

Ted Cruz Slams China’s Population Control Policy

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted China’s human rights record and asked for unanimous consent to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” after the Nobel Peace Prize winner imprisoned on charges of inciting state subversion.

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Former China Security Chief Sentenced to Life for Corruption

BEIJING (AP) — China’s former security chief was sentenced Thursday to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger.

When Will Cuba End Its ‘Internal Embargo’?

When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo that the government elite has imposed on the Cuban people to keep them from participating in the economies of the elite and the outside world.