Sun Lijun, ringleader of ‘clique’ against Chinese Communist Party, jailed for life

BEIJING – China’s former deputy public security minister Sun Lijun, who had been denounced for “seriously damaging the unity of the party”, has been jailed for life, state media said on Friday, ahead of a key Communist Party congress. Sun, 53, was handed a suspended death sentence that will be commuted to life imprisonment after […]

China President Xi calls for revived tech push after US escalates curbs

BEIJING – President Xi Jinping renewed calls for China to step up the development of technology critical to national security, issuing a forceful reminder just as escalating US sanctions threaten Beijing’s efforts to become self-reliant in semiconductors. Invoking the so-called “whole nation system” that propelled China’s space and nuclear weapons programmes, Mr Xi exhorted top […]

Beijing expels ex-national security official from Communist Party

BEIJING – China’s ruling Communist Party on Thursday expelled a former top corruption investigator for a “wanton abuse of power”, the latest senior official to fall in a sweeping anti-graft campaign. Liu Yanping, previously a key player in the secretive Ministry of State Security, was found guilty of corruption, the party’s top anti-graft watchdog said. […]