Communist Party of China

Taiwan students fight to shed light on shady govt dealings

 
Student protests in Taipei over a controversial trade accord between China and Taiwan turned suddenly violent Sunday night. Students stormed the Executive Yuan, and several hours later, were evicted by riot police armed with water cannons. Our Observer, who joined in the protests, says that students are demanding increased government transparency. Read more...
Contributors

Celebrating the ‘everyday achievements’ of China’s leaders

 
You might expect these inscriptions to commemorate events of historic grandeur: the site of a famous battle perhaps, or a political assassination. In fact, these monuments aim to immortalize the more ‘everyday’ achievements of China’s ruling class. Read more...
Contributors

Hide your toy planes and your pigeons – it’s time for the Communist Party congress

 
Chinese authorities aren’t kidding around when it comes to security measures for the Communist Party’s 18th congress, which begins Thursday in Beijing. During this once-in-a-decade event, where the party’s new leaders will be named, Beijing residents are facing a host of bizarre restrictions. Read more…
Contributors

Protests against 'brainwashing' course continue in Hong Kong

 
It would be fair to say that the school year in Hong Kong has gotten off to a rocky start. Outraged over the city’s plan to require schools to introduce a controversial national history course, thousands of students, parents and teachers have taken to the streets outside Hong Kong's education headquarters, criticising the new plan as “brainwashing”. Read more…
Contributors

Wukan protests ‘won’t bring the system down’

 
After months of unrest over a heated land dispute, it looks as though calm may finally have returned to Wukan, a small fishing town in China’s wealthy south-eastern province of Guangdong. Wukan’s residents have reached a deal with local authorities, bringing an end to a high-profile standoff that lasted nearly two weeks. Despite the international attention the conflict garnered, our Observer on the ground says the issue remains a local one. Read more...

Contributors

How China transforms a propaganda film into a summer blockbuster

According to the blogger who posted these images, these cinema tickets tell a lot about the Chinese government’s propaganda tactics. Read more...
Contributors

Even Buddhist monks to sing for Chinese Communist Party’s 90th anniversary

 
Chinese citizens warmed up their vocal chords to celebrate the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th anniversary on Friday, July 1, by preparing a repertoire of patriotic songs for the big day. Much to the surprise of our Observer on the ground, even the country’s once ostracised Buddhist monks are rehearsing for the celebrations, despite their difficult past under the communist regime. Read more...
Contributors

"I will never participate to the CCP’s festivity"

Unedited

This article has not been edited by FRANCE24.

Certainly I will never participate to the CCP’s festivity.I am not that fool. It’s nothing for me.
Contributors

Amateur images are the only testimony of the revolt in Inner Mongolia

 
On May 11, a 35 year old ethnic Mongol herder called Mergen was crushed to death as he unsuccessfully tried to block a truck transporting coal. He was demonstrating against over-mining in his region, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region in China. His death unleashed an unprecedented rebel movement in the isolated rural area, which was brutally repressed by authorities. A handful of amateur videos bear witness to the otherwise unreported violence. Read more…
Contributors

The banknote revolt hits China

In November we published an article about Iran's anti-government movement using banknotes to spread their message under cover. Another forbidden movement, this time in China, is also using the technique: Falun Gong followers have entered the war of the banknotes. Read more...

Contributors