Free Press Journal
  • Officials vandalising crosses, burning bibles in China: Group

    Beijing : China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in China.

  • Reincarnation of Dalai Lama should be chosen by Tibetans: US

    Washington : Tbetans should choose Buddhist lamas, including the Dalai Lama, as per their beliefs and without interference, the Trump administration has said in an apparent reference to China’s intervention.

  • China’s Communist party using VR gear to test member loyalty

    Beijing : China’s ruling Communist party is using a unique virtual reality test to check the loyalty of its members and determine whether they possess qualities required for the party membership, the official media here reported on Monday.

  • Xi praises CPC rule, says multi-party democracy promotes nasty competition

    Beijing : As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to solidify his rule with an unlimited tenure, he was all praise for the one-party system furthered by the ruling Communist Party saying that it prevented rotation of power and “nasty competition” among political parties in a multi-party democracy.

  • “Communist Party does not believe in ‘gantantra’ they believe in violence and gun-tantra”, says PM Modi

    Agartala(Tripura): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday fired a fresh salvo at the ruling Left government in the poll-bound Tripura and said the latter party does not believe in democracy but violence. Addressing an election rally at Santirbazar in Tripura, the Prime Minister said, “Communist Party does not believe in ‘gantantra’ they believe in violence and ‘gun-tantra’. Left party in Tripura does not believe in democracy. What they believe in is violence.”

  • Chinese military pledges total loyalty to Xi Jinping

    Beijing: The Chinese military, the world’s largest, has pledged absolute loyalty to President Xi Jinping, further consolidating his hold on power after the recent key Congress of the ruling Communist Party conferred on him a leadership status akin to party founder Mao Zedong.

  • Xi gets his young teammates, no clear hint of heir apparent

    Beijing : China’s ruling Communist Party on Wednesday unveiled its new leadership headed by President Xi Jinping to rule the world’s second largest economy for the next five years with no clear hint of a heir apparent, leaving room for him for an unprecedented third term.

  • Xi Jinping secures 2nd term as head of China’s ruling Communist Party

    Beijing: Xi Jinping today secured a second five-year term as the head of the ruling Communist Party as it unveiled its new leadership with the Chinese president attaining iconic status enjoyed by modern China’s founder Chairman Mao Zedong.

  • Trade war looming between India-China: Chinese state media

    Beijing: A trade war seems to be looming between India and China after New Delhi imposed anti-dumping duties on 93 Chinese products amidst a military standoff in Doklam area, two state media reports here said today. An article in The Global Times, part of the ruling communist Party’s publication group, urged Chinese firms to”reconsider the risks” of investing in India and warned NewDelhi to be “prepared for the possible consequences for its

  • ‘Khrushchev blasted Mao for 1959 border skirmish with India’

    Beijing: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev squarely blamed China’s Mao Zedong for the border skirmish in 1959 with India and the subsequent escape of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, absolving then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of any blame, a media report said today.

  • Free Press archives: When Gods Fail…

    Political intoxication can apparently lead men to the most dire straits as other forms of conventional intoxication. When their gods fail, there is no knowing what men of outraged conscience do. They need not necessarily become votaries of the devil but the most curious things happen.

  • Melania 1st foreign-born US First Lady since 1820s

    New York:  With her husband Donald Trump triumphing in the US presidential polls; Melania Trump was set to become the first foreign-born First Lady of the US in almost two centuries.

  • ‘China needs another Mao, Xi fits the bill’

    Beijing : On the eve of a key meeting of the ruling Communist Party, speculated to amend the decades-old rule stipulating collective leadership, party’s official publication said China needs a strong leader like Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping “fits the bill”.

  • Tran Dai Quang

    Vietnam’s rubber-stamp assembly re-elects Quang as president

    Hanoi: Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam’s president for the second time in four months after being re-elected today by the country’s rubber-stamp National Assembly. Quang, who was first elected president in early April by the outgoing assembly, won 485 votes from the 494 deputies of the Communist Party-dominated assembly, the government said on its website.