Chinese companies and individuals own farmland across America. But lawmakers in Washington are pushing to block any purchases that could be connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
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China has put the finishing touches on a sweeping leadership reshuffle that has been years in the making and puts trusted allies of leader Xi Jinping in key spots throughout the administration.
Reps. Mike Gallagher and Raja Krishnamoorthi, leaders of the House select committee focused on the threat of China, say raising awareness of human rights abuses is a crucial first step.
Most attempts at leader succession in China have flopped, but Xi Jinping's norm-breaking practice comes at a precarious time for his country.
President Biden's Summit for Democracy has kicked off. China is not invited — but it's still trying to project its own narratives about democracy.
The officially designated Communist Party historical sites venerate Mao Zedong and, increasingly, the country's current leader, Xi Jinping. Tourists sometimes do manual labor and dress up as soldiers.
In a fiery speech at Tiananmen Square, Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping vowed to keep an iron grip on Hong Kong and to conquer Tiawan, and warned foreign forces against trying to bully China.
A U.K. regulator says the Chinese Communist Party is ultimately in charge of the China Global Television Network satellite news channel.
The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."
Some schools are nixing language about academic freedom and are stressing loyalty to the ruling party, which plants spies to denounce professors and students who voice their minds, academics say.