Confucius the Redeemer symbol of Xi’s Chinese Dream

AFP
By Benjamin Haas | <Original Source>

A Confucius statue stands tall in the seaside resort in Beidaihe, Hebei province, on December 12, 2014 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

Arms outstretched like Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer, a towering Confucius statue stands in the seaside resort that hosts the Chinese Communist leadership’s summer retreat, opposite a hulking monument to President Xi Jinping’s dreams.… read the full article

Another Senior Chinese Lawmaker Sacked After Corruption Probe

by Megha Rajagopalan, Reuters | <Original Source>

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China’s ruling Communist Party sacked a senior lawmaker who was under investigation for graft, China’s anti-corruption commission said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of corruption cases against high ranking political and business figures.

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How China’s reaction differs from the West after Charlie Hebdo attacks

CBS News | <Original Source>

The terror attacks in France were inspired by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s continued caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

The world largely responded to the attack on its office as a sign that free speech should be ardently defended, even among those whom the newspaper mocked.… read the full article