Communist Party Congress

State Media: ‘Traditional Chinese Culture’ Makes Beijing Superior to USSR

Xi Jinping’s quest to strip communism of its Western roots continued in Chinese state media this week, with the nation’s Global Times adamantly asserting in a column Sunday that China is unlike the Soviet Union because it boasts superior “ancient traditions” to other societies.

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with former Chinese President Hu Jintao during the opening session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China’s economic growth stayed relatively stable in the latest quarter, buoyed by …

China: Communists, Not Western ‘Crusaders,’ Value Human Rights

The Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a blistering condemnation of Western “crusader” human rights ideals on Thursday, arguing for the superiority of Chinese “human rights,” defined as “roof over the head” and “food in the belly.”

In this Oct. 16, 2017 photo, residents pass by a board with the words "Welcome the 19th Congress" on the streets of Beijing, China. Extraordinary security measures are being imposed ahead of the party congress, in addition to the typical security forces, thousands of deputized citizens patrol the streets, and …

Xi Jinping Rallies Communists in Three-Hour Speech: ‘Time for Us to Take Center Stage’

China’s Communist Party opened its once-every-five-years Congress on Wednesday with an extensive speech from President Xi Jinping, who debuted plans for the nation extending into 2050 that include extensive military buildup, economic hegemony, and “sweeping victory” against “corruption,” often interpreted as any dissenting thought within the party.

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 …