Taiwan island is China's territory and the US is in no position to point fingers over the Taiwan question, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, slamming US Defense Department Spokesperson John Kirby's statement on recent military exercises conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army near the island of Taiwan.
Recent military exercises launched by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Straits aimed at "Taiwan independence" secessionist moves and interference by foreign forces, and they are necessary actions to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday.
Taiwan secessionist authorities continue to seek support, including military ones, from the US to disrupt the national reunification of China, and this proves that the message of the Chinese mainland of a peaceful solution toward Taiwan compatriots and the serious warning to authorities on the island have been ignored, with experts from both sides of the Taiwan Straits said this is "the last madness" of the secessionists before their doomsday, and the hope of a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question is declining sharply.
At a special G20 summit on Tuesday to discuss Afghan issues, China called for joint and swift efforts to help Afghanistan avoid looming crises and urged countries that have caused the current predicament in Afghanistan to learn the lessons and assume their responsibilities.
Navina Heyden, a German blogger who likes Chinese culture and who often shares her accounts of China, was smeared by Die Welt as "China's secret online arms force" and suffered cyber bullying. She sued the Die Welt newspaper in a Frankfurt court and won the lawsuit but recently to her greatest surprise, the very news article that is full of lies and plunged her to cyber bullying by unethically disclosing her personal information, had won an award from the German Journalist Prize (GJP).
An exhibit on the counter-terrorism situation in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was displayed in Beijing on Monday - the first time such an exhibit was held outside the region with a large number of pictures and videos on more than 50 terror attacks.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday called on some UN members to pay their dues promptly to ensure the normal operation of the organization.
China lodged solemn representations to Australia over recent "immoral, irresponsible and ridiculous" speeches made by former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott on Taiwan-related affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday, stressing that the one-China principle is a universally recognized norm governing international relations and the consensus of the international community.
The death penalty is a legislative and judicial issue within the sovereignty of a country. Abolition of any criminal penalties should be based on respect of judicial rights and society needs of a country, China delegation said in an explainer speech on its objection on the draft resolution of UN Human Rights Council on the question of the death penalty.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the ruling party on the island of Taiwan, has been bribing some Somaliland politicians and families for a long time in exchange for support to sell "Taiwan secessionism" advocacy on international platforms, a source told the Global Times.
One day after Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Taiwan secessionists and stressed that the Taiwan question will be resolved along with national rejuvenation in his speech on Saturday marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen continued to deceive the international community and Taiwanese people by hiding the truth that secessionist authorities on the island are the root cause of cross-Straits tensions.
At a gathering marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Taiwan question will be resolved along with national rejuvenation and warned that secessionists are a serious threat to that mission, and that those who betray the country will be judged by history.
The student union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) announced its disbandment on Thursday, becoming another opposition-leaning university student union to dissolve following a series of recent events which saw some local universities cut ties with their problematic student unions.
"It is indeed a huge responsibility and arduous task to govern such a big country," President Xi said when talking with Roberto Fico, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies. "For the good of my people, I will put aside my own well-being."
The Chinese Dream Is a Dream of the People—In a welcome dinner in Seattle in 2015, President Xi recounted China's social progress by sharing his stories of Liangjiahe where he worked as a farmer and later a CPC secretary in a small village.
The water-filled barriers set outside the buildings of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government and the Legislative Council for more than two years were removed on Saturday, marking the city has fully returned to normal and can now focus on economic growth and improving the livelihoods of ordinary citizens in line with national development blueprint, observers said.
Fu Zhenghua, deputy director of the social and legal affairs committee of China's top political advisory body, is under disciplinary and supervisory investigation for suspected serious violations of Party disciplines and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced Saturday, in the latest show of China's iron fist against corruption in the political and legal system.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly dispatched a record-breaking number of 38 warplanes, mostly fighters and bombers, near the island of Taiwan for exercise on Friday with activities during both day and night on Friday.
Amid the cheerful and patriotic atmosphere on the day before China's National Day, two "big tigers" ̶ senior officials taken down on corruption and other criminal charges ̶ faced disciplinary actions and have been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC).
For most Chinese people, Kuliang may be a place they have never heard of. But for Milton Gardner, an American who once lived in China in the early 1900s, this place in the suburbs of Fuzhou City, Fujian Province is where he spent 10 happy years of his childhood.
North Korea state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday announced that the country has tested newly developed hypersonic missile Hwasong-8 on Tuesday, a move experts said was the result of US connivance in South Korea's military growth, and will create tensions and uncertainties on the Korean Peninsula.
Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council re-stressed that Taiwan's participation in regional economic cooperation must be based on the one-China principle, in response to the island's latest move of submitting application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Xi to attend Martyrs' Day event, present flowers in Tian'anmen Square
Chinese foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the US to resolve the incident of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou during a phone call with US President Joe Biden earlier this month.
Chinese Ambassador to Germany Wu Ken congratulated the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for its win in German's election, saying that no matter how the coalition forms, China hopes German political parties will continue pragmatic and cooperative policies toward China.
Deep in the Wuling Mountains in northwestern of Central China's Hunan Province lies many beautiful and unique villages of Tujia and Miao ethnic groups. Featuring Wuyuan-style rural architecture, terraced farmland and boundless green fields, these villages are truly a feast for the eyes. Shibadong is an epitome of them.
China's State Council Information Office on Tuesday released a white paper titled China's Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity, featuring the countries' achievements in building a moderately prosperous society.
Mirroring the US move in August, A UK warship from the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Monday, showing its presence in a provocative manner. Chinese experts said the symbolic move will not bring the UK back to its former imperial glory, but only destroy peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.
State Council repeals 3 administrative regulations related to family planning, including the collection of social support fees
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday congratulated Eric Chu on being elected chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party.
Chu Li-luan on Saturday won the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) election in Taiwan and became the next party chair, expected to lead the party through the referendum at the year-end, the 2022 local election and 2024 election for regional leader.
The so-called Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, an anti-China organization generally known as the Hong Kong Alliance that has been engaged in trouble-making activities in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, announced it will disband according to the vote result of a meeting held on Saturday.
It was March 2020. COVID-19 was sweeping the world and putting millions of lives in danger. The Chinese Embassy in Germany received a call for help from a doctor at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, southwest Germany, requesting medical supplies from China to aid his hospital in fighting COVID-19.
China urged the US and Australia to take concrete measures to effectively regulate private military and security companies during a dialogue with the Working Group on the use of mercenaries held by the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
According to polling results early Monday morning, 364 people were elected in the 2021 Election Committee's subsector ordinary election in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the first election since the Hong Kong's electoral reform was implemented in March.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)'s first election since major electoral reform was introduced concluded balloting on Sunday, with local voters selecting the 1,500-member Election Committee (EC), which will be empowered to elect the SAR's legislative council and chief executive later.
The 6th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was held Saturday in Mexico City. At the invitation of Mexico, the rotating presidency of CELAC, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a video speech to the summit.
Many in the West see China's economic growth and the rise of a major country but know little about the tribulations China went through. Michael Wood's documentaries filled the gap.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for efforts to promote the steady transition of the Afghan situation as soon as possible, engage Afghanistan in dialogue, and help the Afghan people tide over their difficulties.
The Hong Kong Election Committee subsector election, which kicks off on Sunday and is the first to be held since electoral reform was implemented, will see how the city's political air is purified and political life turns to focus on development discussions orderly rather than political warfare and even terror, which manifests the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong."
From heavily polluted mining area to beautiful eco-tourism attraction, the green miracle of Yucun Village in E. China's Zhejiang Province has attracted many people from all over the world.
A hundred twenty-nine Hong Kong civil servants refused to swear allegiance to the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a majority of whom have left their post, which would help the government run more smoothly and create a more positive political environment for the upcoming elections, experts said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected a military base in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Wednesday, during which he stressed the development of space monitoring and control capabilities.
A number of countries, including Venezuela, South Sudan and the Maldives, have spoken at the UN Human Rights Council praising China's human rights achievements and opposing interference by outside forces in China's internal affairs, including those related to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet.
On October 4, 1971, in a lab of the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, researchers held their breaths as they waited for the final results of an experiment on the antimalarial properties of a sample of ether-based neutral extract of artemisinin.
Xi to attend the 21st meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State, SCO-CSTO joint summit on Afghanistan via video link on Friday in Beijing
The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on Wednesday started nationwide exercises involving all units for the first time in nearly 30 years in an attempt to boost deterrence and strengthen its capabilities. Japanese media said such a massive move is to deal with "China's ramped-up regional assertiveness." But Chinese experts noted that Japan is trying to display its hard power to serve the US Indo-Pacific strategy to contain China militarily.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities on the island of Taiwan is scheduled to send a 65-person economic and trade delegation to Lithuania, Czech and Slovakia in October to "show ties between democratic friends," an obvious provocation and an attempt to "fan the flames" amid the current spat between Chinese mainland and Lithuania.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) council summit, to be held on Thursday and Friday amid the 20th anniversary of its founding, is expected to address SCO's past success in security and development of the region, membership expansion, as well as Afghanistan issue, including urging US-led Western countries to perform their duties, properly handle the refugee issues and manage the risk of terrorism spillover, analysts said.
Different from the COVID-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, which held an opening in a near-empty stadium in July, China's "mini-Olympics," the 14th National Games of China officially started with a gala performance and colorful lightshow cheered on by spectators in a packed stadium in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Wednesday evening.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for freeing the mind, carrying out reform and innovation, and making persistent efforts to usher in a new chapter of high-quality development in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
In the vast rice fields of Mahitsy, Madagascar, local farmers are harvesting rice. They gather the roots of the ripe crops in one hand and cutting them skillfully with a sickle in the other. Then they lift the crops high above and beat them on the ground repeatedly, for the ripe grains to fall off one by one. With the sound of "bang,bang", this beautiful and fertile land is filled with the joy of harvest.
The US is reorganizing its allies and partners to fix its image as "the leader" when it found increasing difficulties worldwide such as the Afghan issue, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Quad summit next week is another try made by US President Joe Biden, but Chinese experts said on Tuesday that the summit will make no big change on its hostility against China though the statement released by the White House about the summit didn't mention China.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday and had a "productive and candid discussion on international and regional developments," according to Lee's Facebook message.
The armed forces on the island of Taiwan practiced on Monday countermeasures for a bioweapons attack in the Han Kuang drill, which is an annual exercise targeting the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), with media on the island saying that since the US is speculating that COVID-19 originates from labs from the Chinese mainland, there's reason for the island to be prepared for a potential biological weapons attack from the PLA.
The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam on Tuesday condemned Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi's attacking remarks and said it strongly opposed Japan's interference in China's internal affairs through the Taiwan question.
President Xi to attend the opening ceremony of 14th National Games in Shaanxi province
The railway that Kenyan singer Sudi Boy sings about is the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Spanning from the port city of Mombasa in the east to the capital city of Nairobi in the west, the SGR is Kenya's first railway since independence. Though the construction took only less than three years, Kenya had awaited it for a long century.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday visited Yulin City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
China has lodged solemn representations with the US in response to media reports that the US govt is “seriously considering to change the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)'s name to the “Taiwan Representative Office”: Chinese FM.
Located at the isthmus of Central America, Panama is known for the Panama Canal, Geisha coffee, and tropical fruits like pineapple and banana. On June 13, 2017, China established diplomatic relations with Panama, a country then little known to most Chinese but went on to impress the Chinese with its many delicacies.
It has been 20 years after the world was shocked to see two planes struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. It was a chaotic scene featuring fire and heavy smoke, the screaming and scattered crowds and people who were dumfounded by the fact that the US - a superpower - was attacked by terrorists on its ground.
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China and Vietnam should avoid taking unilateral actions that would complicate the situation or expand the dispute in the South China Sea, and keep alert to external forces' interventions and attempts to sow discord between the two countries.
The blatant hyping of the "China threat theory" and baseless accusations of China fully exposes some Australian officials' cold war mentality and ideological bias, which go against the global trend of peace and undermine regional stability as well the interests of Australia, Wu Qian, the spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense, said on Friday.
Hu Anming, a Chinese national and a former associate professor at the University of Tennessee who was accused of hiding China ties, was acquitted by a US judge on Thursday, proving, Chinese experts say, that the US Justice Department's crackdown campaign against Chinese scientists under the so-called China Initiative is pure political manipulation.
A district councilor in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was immediately disqualified after failing to attend an oath-taking ceremony on Friday, the first of four planned ceremonies after the city strengthened oath-taking requirements in May.
In the 58 years since its first medical team was sent abroad in 1963, China has sent medical experts to over 70 countries. Since 2014, China has launched Brightness Action programs in some of the Asian, African and Central American countries by sending outstanding Chinese ophthalmologists to perform cataract surgeries and donating advanced eye surgical instruments. These programs have greatly contributed to the improvement of local diagnosis and treatment of cataract.
The US' China policy has resulted in serious difficulties in bilateral relations and runs counter to the fundamental interests of the peoples in the two countries and the common interests of all countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said to US President Joe Biden on Friday over the phone, in the first call in seven months since February and days after the Taliban announced an interim government following the US' pull-out from Afghanistan.
Neighboring countries of Afghanistan expressed support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and non-interference in its international affairs, and emphasized that Afghanistan's territory should not be allowed to pose a threat to other countries, according to a joint statement of the foreign ministers' meeting on the Afghan issue among neighboring countries issued on Thursday.
The BRICS countries have become an important world power to be reckoned with, and facts have already proven that no matter what difficulties emerge, as long as BRICS remain united and make joint efforts, cooperation will be smooth, solid and sustained, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
While the Taliban announced an interim government consisting of important Taliban figures in Afghanistan on Tuesday, which to many is not as inclusive as they once promised, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that they are in talks with other Afghan politicians and, if an agreement is reached, other people outside the current cabinet will have the chance to take high-ranking jobs in the new government.
The Piraeus Port, located 12 kilometers southwest of Greece's capital Athens, is frequently mentioned in meetings between Chinese and Greek leaders. In the Greek language, Piraeus means "choke-point on the passage." Bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the south and the Balkan Peninsula on the north, it is one of the closest Mediterranean ports on the European continent to the Suez Canal-Gibraltar main shipping routes and has railway connection to the hinterland of Central and Eastern Europe. Its strategic location makes it a key port of the Mediterranean.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on teachers to provide good guidance to students, as he greeted teachers across the country ahead of China's Teachers' Day that falls on Friday.
Authorities in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Tuesday that the city will soon lift strict restrictions on individual travel from the Chinese mainland and Macao. Experts said this is a significant move to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could offer a boost to the city's virus-stricken economy since arrivals from the Chinese mainland account for the majority of tourists and visitors to Hong Kong, meanwhile it will also expedite the economic integration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Incumbent District Councilors in Hong Kong will be sworn in in four batches, and the first oath-taking ceremony will be held on Hong Kong Island on Friday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday.
What kind of images does "blue sky" evoke? A beautiful scenery, broad-mindedness, or a promising future? For Ruslan, a handsome young Kazakh student in China, it means something special. Ruslan's Chinese name is Lu Silan, and his microblog ID is "Ruslan Blue Sky." In China, he is fondly called Mr. Blue Sky. With his sincere smile, selfless dedication, and goodwill toward the Chinese people, this name cannot be more fitting.
With a few hours drive from Serbia's capital Belgrade, one would arrive at the ancient city of Smederevo, where the high-rising boilers and cooling towers tell the location of Zelezara Smederevo, the steel plant. Within the plant, hot rolling machines are roaring with sparks of molten steel. Staff at the central control room closely monitor the operations of each workshop through the surveillance screen.
The Chinese Embassy in Canada on Monday strongly condemned Canada's gross interference in China's judicial sovereignty, stressing that the evidence in the cases of Canadian nationals Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig is solid and that China will never yield to any external pressure on its rule of law as nationality is not a “talisman” for escaping the law.
Some members of the European Parliament are continuously using the Taiwan question to provoke China's sovereignty and are urging the EU to reduce its reliance on China and to display a tougher and more united stance toward Beijing, but these activities are harming the mutually beneficial China-EU ties and adding uncertainties to the EU's future, Chinese experts said.
Noting the Taliban might announce the formation of a new government in the coming days, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he hopes that the new government will be open and inclusive, and establish and develop good relations with other countries, especially neighboring countries.
Full text of Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks at Global Trade in Services Summit of 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services
On various occasions, senior Chinese diplomats urged the US to put a lid on its "toxic" political atmosphere at home and stop treating China as a threat and opponent, which analysts said sends a clear signal to Washington that healthy bilateral relations are key to further cooperation on every front.
They left as young men and returned as deceased heroes - after seven decades, 109 soldiers who were killed in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) returned to China on Thursday.
In April 2015, a photo touched countless Chinese people and received many re-posts and likes online. It featured a female Chinese naval soldier holding a little Chinese girl's hand as they prepared to board a warship. Carrying a backpack and holding a bottle of water, the little girl was walking briskly in good spirits. People captioned the photo "Don't be afraid. I'll take you home." The photo captured a most heart-warming scene during the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Yemen in 2015, and there are many more heartening and moving stories behind it.
Chinese Mission to the EU on Thursday expressed strong opposition to the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs' (AFET) adoption of the EU-Taiwan Political Relations and Cooperation report, which called for elevating “political relations” with the island of Taiwan.
President Xi Jinping will address the 6th Eastern Economic Forum via video link at the invitation of Putin on Friday.
Japan's defense authority has requested a record budget in 2022 amid an intensifying Indo-Pacific atmosphere, which experts viewed as a move against China, and serves to justify its military expansion under the cover of cooperating with US strategy and concerns of Taiwan Straits tensions.
It is a serious misjudgment of China's strategic intention to say China aims to displace the US, Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang said, stressing that China does not bet against the US but is glad to see the US resolve its problems by itself, not by undercutting other countries.
Canadian citizen Michael Spavor, who was sentenced in August to 11 years in prison for espionage and illegal provision of China's state secrets to foreign entities, was found to have taken photos and videos of Chinese military equipment on multiple occasions and illegally provided some of those photos to people outside China, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Wednesday.
China attended the Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, which is China's first participation in the conference as a State Party to the ATT.
The election of the new pro-establishment president of the Law Society of Hong Kong has once again shown the pillar role of the national security law for Hong Kong in maintaining the region's order and stability, legal experts said Tuesday, suggesting a return to rationality in the region's legal community.
19th CPC Central Committee to hold sixth plenary session in November
Located at latitude 38.5 and longitude 68.8 is Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. In December, as winter bursts into this city, night in Dushanbe can be as long as 14 hours. The city is in the furthest inland of the Eurasian continent, over 1,600 kilometers away from the nearest ocean. The north wind from Siberia sweeps through mountains, covering the Ismoil Somoni Peak with fine snow. The downtown square is empty, and the howling north wind seems to become the master of the city, dancing on the square and covering the Statue of Ismoil Samani with a thick layer of frost.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed efforts to strengthen anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition regulations, improve the country's reserve system and fight against pollution.
Peace is the common aspiration of humankind. UN peacekeeping is an important means for preserving peace and security in contemporary world. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China earnestly fulfills a major country's responsibilities and obligations by firmly supporting and actively participating in UN peacekeeping missions. China's Blue Helmets is a peacekeeping force with courage and valor, and the protagonist in many memorable stories of peace defending missions.
The ruling parties of Japan and the Taiwan region on Friday held their first-ever security talks, discussing the "challenge" from the Chinese mainland and possible exchanges. Although the one and a half hour virtual dialogue was viewed as warming ties between Japan and the island, mainland experts warned that such attempts of self-comfort and catering to the US' Indo-Pacific strategy to contain the mainland may provoke a strong backlash from Beijing.
China strongly condemns and was shocked by the number of casualties in the terror attacks at Kabul airport in Afghanistan which has killed 103 people including 13 US service members and injured more than 140, said Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry at a regular press conference on Friday.
On the vast tropical land of Brazil stand soaring lattice towers with crisscrossing power lines. They belong to the Belo Monte phase II ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission project—a project invested, constructed and operated by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). On May 19, 2015, the visiting Premier Li Keqiang and then Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attended at the Presidential Palace in Brasília the project's groundbreaking ceremony via video link. Witnessed by the Chinese and Brazilian leaders, the Belo Monte project started its marvelous journey.
Cheng Chung-tai, a Hong Kong lawmaker, was removed from the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Thursday, after the vetting committee examined his qualifications and decided that he does not fit for the role which requires candidates to pledge allegiance and being loyal to Hong Kong, making him the first person to fail in the vetting process after the committee was established.
With the investigation into Zhou Jiangyong, Party chief of Hangzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province, underway, Chinese media have been looking into the business dealings and questionable economic activities of the fallen tiger's family and friends.