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Communist Party candidate, businessman Pavel Grudinin shows his presidential candidate certificate shortly after receiving it at the Central Election Commission in Moscow on January 12, 2018. Russia's presidential election is scheduled for March 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Communist Party Fields Surprise Candidate Against Putin

The Russian Communist Party decided to shake up its moribund image by registering a surprise candidate to run against Vladimir Putin for president: a relatively young and wealthy businessman with a sense of humor named Pavel Grudinin.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Having bested his rivals, Xi is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins …

Chinese President Xi Jinping Vows to Build ‘World-Class Military’ by 2050

Speaking at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping vowed to continue modernizing and expanding its armed forces, with the goal of completing modernization by 2035 and achieving a “world-class military by 2050 that can fight and win wars across all theaters.”

This picture taken on October 10, 2017 shows a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Center. China's police and censorship organs have kicked into high gear to ensure that the party's week-long, twice-a-decade congress goes …

‘Xi Jinping Thought’ to Dominate Chinese Communist Party Congress

China’s 19th Communist Party Congress, an event held every five years, is expected to consolidate President Xi Jinping’s power for years to come. Xi’s allies will be promoted, his adversaries will be chastised, and “Xi Jinping Thought” will be impressed upon China’s future.

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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.

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China Launches Campaign to Impose Mandarin on Language Minorities Nationwide

The Chinese government has announced a new policy initiative to impose Mandarin on all regions of China, including many where the majority of the population have their own mother tongues. The edict also claimed the government would take measures to protect languages in danger of extinction.

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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,

This photo taken on April 29, 2016 shows Chinese students having a laugh as they attend a course taught by Xie Shu (not pictured), a teacher at Tianjin University in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin. Xie's Theory and Practice of Romantic Relations course at Tianjin University includes lectures on …

China Threatens to Bar Churchgoing Youth from University

In its latest attack on thriving Christian churches, China’s Communist party has issued an ultimatum to parents that if children do not stop attending church, they will be barred from attending college or entering the military.

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Apple Invests $1B in Didi Chuxing, China’s Uber to Mend Fences

With Apple’s relationships in China imploding, the company has announced that it will invest $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, known as “The Uber of China,” in what seems to be an effort to mend fences after a communist court allowed a local company to use the “iPhone” trademark.

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Chinese Journalist Disappears While Flying to Hong Kong

A politically engaged Chinese journalist has disappeared on his way to Hong Kong. His friends believe authorities abducted him due to an open letter he wrote that demanded President Xi Jinping resign.

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.

China Banishes French Journalist for Exposé on Uyghurs

The Chinese government passed an “antiterrorism” law right after they announced they will not renew press credentials for French journalist Ursula Gauthier after she criticized their treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority.

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China Launches Major Military Overhaul to Project Power Amid U.S. Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping has unveiled the most significant changes to his nation’s military in over 60 years, laying out plans to boost combat readiness and make the world’s largest army better equipped to radiate force beyond the country’s borders, according to state-backed news media.

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China Amps Up PR Campaign Extolling ‘Two-Child Policy’

The Communist Party-run Xinhua News Agency is bombarding readers with reasons why China’s two-child population policy is beneficial for the country and the world, while completely ignoring the core complaints of human rights activists who say that the policy changes little or nothing.