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# communist-party - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 7:06 AM 11,612 Views 22 Comments

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
# Torture
# Torture

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

Dec 11th 2016, 7:30 AM 10,552 Views 5 Comments

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
# Great Firewall
# Great Firewall

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

Nov 7th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,660 Views 17 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening

Oct 1st 2014, 11:47 AM 5,371 Views 26 Comments

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
# Umbrella Revolution
# Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday

Sep 30th 2014, 8:38 AM 3,721 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Paid With Thanks
# Paid With Thanks

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,173 Views 59 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Nov 6th 2013, 11:58 AM 4,184 Views 3 Comments

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'
# China
# China

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

Mar 17th 2013, 2:33 PM 4,294 Views 13 Comments

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
# China
# China

Xi Jinping named as new president of China

Mar 14th 2013, 9:06 AM 3,025 Views 16 Comments

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
# Self-immolation
# Self-immolation

Four more Tibetans set themselves alight in China

Nov 27th 2012, 10:58 AM 4,953 Views 18 Comments

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
# China
# China

China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm

Nov 15th 2012, 9:31 AM 3,262 Views 8 Comments

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
# China
# China

China party congress sets Xi on leadership path

Nov 14th 2012, 12:05 PM 2,212 Views 0 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Sep 24th 2012, 10:33 AM 2,430 Views 0 Comments

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
# He's Back
# He's Back

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

Sep 14th 2012, 9:22 AM 5,862 Views 16 Comments

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
# MIA

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

Sep 12th 2012, 8:28 AM 4,796 Views 9 Comments

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
# China
# China

Chinese politician's wife charged with murder of British businessman

Jul 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,151 Views 3 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Apr 11th 2012, 9:53 PM 2,298 Views 4 Comments

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
# China
# China

China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours

Mar 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 2,669 Views 10 Comments

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
# Chinese Visit

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

Feb 20th 2012, 4:11 PM 4,459 Views 22 Comments

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
# Chinese Visit
# Chinese Visit

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

Feb 20th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,843 Views 21 Comments

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...
# China
# China

From a Sixmilebridge dairy farm to Dublin Castle...

Feb 15th 2012, 10:11 PM 8,803 Views 69 Comments

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
# Chile
# Chile

Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed

Dec 6th 2011, 9:40 AM 1,466 Views 0 Comments

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
# China
# China

Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China

Nov 4th 2011, 10:12 AM 105 Views 0 Comments

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
# China
# China

China plans to limit 'overly entertaining' reality TV shows

Oct 27th 2011, 11:30 AM 645 Views 17 Comments

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
# China

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

Aug 17th 2011, 9:51 AM 145 Views 1 Comment

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
# China
# China

China celebrates 90 years of the Communist Party

Jul 1st 2011, 10:00 AM 208 Views 1 Comment

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
Live Apr 19th 2011, 9:56 PM

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