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BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and commander in chief of the CMC joint battle command center, speaks during his inspection tour to the command center …

China: Death Penalty Is the ‘Ultimate Deterrent’ Against Corruption

A Chinese court handed down a death sentence on Wednesday for Zhang Zhongsheng, former vice-mayor of the city of Luliang, who has been convicted on corruption charges. The court cited Zhang’s “extreme greed” to explain the harsh sentence, which China’s state-run Global Times hailed as the “ultimate deterrent” and a powerful signal to other corrupt officials.

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Gordon Chang: China’s Endgame Is ‘World Domination’

Gordon Chang, an expert on China, columnist at The Daily Beast, and author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, joined Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Wednesday, describing China’s political leadership as pursuing a geopolitical ambition of “world domination.” The country’s leadership, he added, views China as “the only sovereign state in the world.”

Relations between Taipei and Beijing have rapidly deteriorated since the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen last year

China Furious with U.S.-Taiwan Travel Bill, Steps Up Effort to Isolate Taipei

China reacted with fury after the U.S. Senate passed the Taiwan Travel Act on Wednesday, condemning it as a serious violation of the “One China” principle and stepping up its efforts to isolate Taipei. In fact, the Taiwanese interpret some of China’s warnings as threats of military action.

US President Donald Trump (L) has a delicate relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, with whom he has claimed a "quite extraordinary" personal relationship

China Revamps Diplomatic Corps to Deal with Trump Administration

China has signaled significant changes to its top diplomatic lineup due to growing tensions with the Trump administration over trade issues and intellectual property theft. The changes also appear consistent with President Xi Jinping’s effort to consolidate power by installing friends and loyalists in important positions.

In this March 5, 2017, photo, Zhang Yang, left, the then-head of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) political affairs department, and Fang Fenghui, right, the then-chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army stand during the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great …

Chinese General Named in Corruption Probe Hangs Himself

China’s state-run media revealed on Tuesday that General Zhang Yang, formerly one of the most powerful military officials in the Communist nation, killed himself at his home in Beijing on on November 23rd.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen said on October 26 that the end of China's landmark party congress marks an 'opportunity for change,' as she called …

China Rails Against ‘Deplorable’ Taiwanese President Visit to Hawaii

Despite China’s demands to deny her entry, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a scheduled stopover in Hawaii on Saturday, en route to the Pacific Islands. During her visit, she promised to boost Taiwan’s defense spending, prompting the outraged Chinese Communist Party organ Global Times to condemn her transit of U.S. territory as “deplorable.”

Participants at an event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party salute the Communist Party flag in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. China's Communist Party celebrates its 90th anniversary on July 1. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images

China Orders Universities to Make Communism Cool Again

Hipsters in the Western world constantly flirt with radical chic, but over in the actual Communist superpower of China, the Politburo is worried that kids just aren’t digging the Little Red Book like they used to.

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Virgil: The Age of the Lion — Donald Trump Meets Andrew Jackson

It’s too early to know what will become of the Trump presidency, and yet we can already gain some clues as to where its leader is heading. And we can start by looking at the seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who is very much a model for the 45th president.

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European Leaders Snub Davos, Despite Focus on Populism

The leaders of some of the European Union’s largest countries and institutions will be giving the elite gathering at Davos a miss next week, despite the timely issue of populism being high on the agenda.

A copy of the local Chinese magazine Global People with a cover story that translates to 'Why did Trump win' is seen with a front cover portrait of US president-elect Donald Trump at a news stand in Shanghai on November 14, 2016. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US president-elect Donald …

China Warns Trump: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Stand

Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: United States President Barack Obama talks to delegates after a group photo at the Hangzhou International Expo Center to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to …

Obama Consulting Turkish, British Leaders on Islamic State

At an economic summit in China, President Barack Obama is turning attention to the Islamic State group, consulting with the leaders of Turkey and Britain, important allies with their own challenges at home.