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China's Hu says graft threatens state, party must stay in charge

China's Hu says graft threatens state, party must stay in charge

Reuters, 8 November 2012

(Reuters) - President Hu Jintao warned China's incoming leaders on Thursday that corruption threatened the ruling Communist Party and the state, but said the party must stay in charge as it battles growing social unrest.

China wrestles over democratic reform

China wrestles over democratic reform

 

Jamil Anderlini in Beijing, Financial Times, 7 November 2012

When Chinese President Hu Jintao addressed his comrades at the opening of the 17th Communist party congress five years ago, he used the word minzhu – democracy – 69 times.

Is 'Cold War' China mentality hurting business?

Is 'Cold War' China mentality hurting business?

 

CNN, 5 November 2012

Sydney (CNN) -- As Australia digests the government's recent call for deeper engagement with Asia -- and China in particular -- one Australian billionaire with interests in China has offered some advice.

Analysis - China's mission impossible: a date for Hu's military handover

Analysis - China's mission impossible: a date for Hu's military handover

 

Reuters, 5 November 2012

(Reuters) - Outgoing Chinese president Hu Jintao is keeping the nation and the rest of the world guessing over whether he will seek to hang on as armed forces chief, sources said, highlighting a potentially serious weakness in Beijing's succession planning.

China proposes new initiatives for Syria ceasefire

China proposes new initiatives for Syria ceasefire

 

Reuters, 1 November 2012

(Reuters) - China said on Thursday it had proposed new initiatives to head off an escalation of violence in Syria, including a phased, region-by-region ceasefire and the establishment of a transitional governing body.

UN envoy calls on China to help end Syria crisis

UN envoy calls on China to help end Syria crisis

 

Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2012

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has called on China to play an active role in ending the civil war in Syria. Meanwhile, Syrian government warplanes continue to bomb the suburbs of Damascus.

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