Loyalty to the Party


Top politics and current affairs news for January 19, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "China might not buy your hotel, casino, or soccer club."

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he reviews the army, at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

  • China says police and judges need absolute loyalty to party / Reuters
    This week, government statements and state media have emphasized ideological purity and loyalty to the Communist Party from media, educational institutions, and the judiciary. The latest call for loyalty goes out to the police: Reuters reports on a statement released by the official Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday, which calls on law enforcement and judicial officials to have “clear political beliefs” and “stay absolutely loyal to the party.”