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#Communist Party

# communist-party - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

# communist-party - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres

The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.

# communist-party - Monday 7 November, 2016

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.

# communist-party - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening

The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.

# communist-party - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday

China has condemned the protests as “illegal” but Hong Kong’s leadership has denied speculation that Beijing would send in the army.

# communist-party - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# communist-party - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Explosions outside Chinese government regional HQ leave one dead, eight injured

Eight small explosions were heard by those in the area, which state media is reporting were caused by home-made bombs.

# communist-party - Sunday 17 March, 2013

China's new president calls for 'great renaissance of Chinese nation'

Xi Jinping addressed the nation earlier today as China’s once-in-a-decade power change came to a conclusion.

# communist-party - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Xi Jinping named as new president of China

The announcement was made today, four months after Xi Jinping, 59, took charge of the Communist Party.

# communist-party - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Four more Tibetans set themselves alight in China

More than 20 people in Tibet have set themselves on fire this month in protest at China’s rule.

# communist-party - Thursday 15 November, 2012

China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm

A fine Gaelic footballer when he visited Ireland earlier this year, Xi is now tasked with leading China for the next ten years.

# communist-party - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

China party congress sets Xi on leadership path

It is expected the Vice President be announced the party’s top leader tomorrow.

# communist-party - Monday 24 September, 2012

China: Policeman embroiled in Bo Xilai scandal gets 15 years in jail

Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier today for bribery and abuse of power. He had exposed the scandal that has rocked China’s ruling Communist Party.

# communist-party - Friday 14 September, 2012

Found him! China's missing leader-in-waiting resurfaces

Xi Jinping had not been seen in public for nearly two weeks – but he apparently popped up yesterday afternoon.

# communist-party - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Where's Xi Jinping? Chinese second-in-command has not been seen for 11 days MIA

Where's Xi Jinping? Chinese second-in-command has not been seen for 11 days

There is speculation that China’s heir apparent may be injured – but officials in China refuse to say what has happened to him.

# communist-party - Friday 27 July, 2012

Chinese politician's wife charged with murder of British businessman

The case has brought to light a messy political scandal that has caused concern in China’s leadership.

# communist-party - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Protesters clash with riot police in Bo Xilai's home city

Rioters in Chongqing clash with police in protest at the ousting of Bo Xilai from the ruling inner circle of the Communist Party.

# communist-party - Saturday 31 March, 2012

China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours

Officials said that individuals were being punished for fabricating and disseminating rumors that military vehicles had entered Beijing.

# communist-party - Monday 20 February, 2012

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras Chinese Visit This post contains images

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras

The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

# communist-party - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...

Here’s the lowdown on what China’s vice-president will see and do while in Ireland this weekend.

# communist-party - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed

The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.

# communist-party - Friday 4 November, 2011

Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China

Seven miners have so far managed to escape from the mine in the centre of the country.

# communist-party - Thursday 27 October, 2011

China plans to limit 'overly entertaining' reality TV shows

Programmes dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and reality programming have been singled out.

# communist-party - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Don't worry: US VP heads to China after criticism over downgrade

China was less than kind about the US’s recent downgrading by Standard & Poor’s.

# communist-party - Friday 1 July, 2011

China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party

In a lengthy speech, president Hu Jintao gave no indication of any moves toward loosening the party’s firm grip on power

# communist-party - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Cuban leaders fail to follow through on promises to give way to fresh faces

The ailing leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance at Communist Party Congress, where delegates elected party veterans to key positions.