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Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for briberyA former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption crusade. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking over 170 million yuan ($ 26.7 million) in bribes, the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin said in a statement on its website. Sun, 54, had once been tipped for promotion to the Politburo’s elite seven-member standing committee, which rules the country and is presided over by Xi.



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15 suspected communist rebels dead in clash: Philippine army

15 suspected communist rebels dead in clash: Philippine armyFifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” group over deadly attacks against soldiers and police. Late Tuesday residents reported seeing armed men boarding a van and a truck in the town of Nasugbu 65 kilometres (40 miles) south of Manila, prompting authorities to send troops, said local military spokesman Colonel Teody Toribio.



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Factbox: Who's in? Who's out? China's Communist Party Central Committee

Factbox: Who's in? Who's out? China's Communist Party Central CommitteeChina’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday announced a new Central Committee, the largest of its elite ruling bodies, at the closing session of the 19th Communist Party Congress, a course-setting leadership reshuffle held every five years. The list provides clues to who will, or won’t, fill top Party positions during President Xi Jinping’s second term. The party will announce its new Politburo Standing Committee, which now includes seven members headed by Xi and is the apex of power in China.



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China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist PartyBy Christian Shepherd and Stella Qiu BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Although his wide-ranging address made clear there were no plans for political reform, Xi said China’s development had entered a “new era”, using the phrase 36 times in a speech that ran nearly 3-1/2 hours.



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China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meeting

China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meetingRumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party’s leadership Congress. Proving that reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated, the former leader sat next to President Xi Jinping and stood for the national anthem as the twice-a-decade congress opened on national television in Beijing’s vast Great Hall of the People. Many Chinese internet users gushed over the elderly “Frog” — an affectionate nickname inspired by Jiang’s wide grin and prominent bespectacled eyes — marvelling over the apparently still hale nonagenarian in postings sprinkled with frog emojis.



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