Claims that secretive communist regime has carried out a further brutal purge of those the young leader sees as a threat to his authority
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Friday 26 October 2012
China stripped disgraced politician Bo Xilai of his last official position today, formally expelling him from the country's top legislature and setting the stage for criminal proceedings against him.
Leave 'no trace of him behind, down to the hair': North Korean official 'executed with mortar round' after drinking during mourning period for Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il
Thursday 25 October 2012
A North Korean army minister has reportedly been executed after drinking during the mourning period for Kim Jong-il.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Beijing has named a new air force commander and reshuffled other top military positions ahead of next month's appointment of new Communist Party leaders.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Communism's end was in its beginning
Wednesday 17 October 2012
FIFTY years after the Cuban missile crisis, there are signs even Cuban government is beginning to relax.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
The body of Cambodia's former king, Norodom Sihanouk, will be displayed for up to three months before a large state funeral is held for the mercurial and widely loved monarch who died after suffering a heart attack.
Monday 15 October 2012
The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin was dismantled in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, yesterday. The monument was hoisted off its plinth in a park and dropped on to a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Bat-Uul Erdene.
Friday 12 October 2012
Greeks and Ukip unite to condemn the award for ‘transforming’ a warring continent
Sunday 07 October 2012
Better red than dead – the life of Comrade Hobsbawm
Saturday 29 September 2012
The painstaking journalism here offers remarkable insights into the plight of China's new citizens
Thursday 27 September 2012
As of 8 a.m. this morning, the most anticipated book of the year was available to read and review without the threat of walloping legal action. Hundreds of fans will be sneaking chapters on their loo-breaks. But has The Casual Vacancy cast a spell on critics?
Wednesday 15 August 2012
'Most dangerous man' cornered and killed by police in show of strength by a ruling party under pressure
Thursday 02 August 2012
The first in our semi-regular, and most certainly satirical, character assassinations of gaming's virtual icons.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Prosecutors claim 'irrefutable' evidence of Gu Kailai's involvement
Saturday 28 July 2012
Can this historian's proud record of his family and youth show why Germans fell for Hitler?
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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