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China jails ex-politburo member for corruption

A court in China’s Tianjin port city has given a life sentence to Sun Zhengcai, a former member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, for corruption.

North Korea succumbs to US denuclearisation demand

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour.

China says North Korea pledges denuclearisation during friendly visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour.

China’s Xi Jinping set to secure lifetime presidency

China's parliament is set to hand President Xi Jinping free rein to rule the Asian superpower indefinitely, with potential dissenting votes offering the only suspense in Sunday's historic vote.

Xi Jinping poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential term limits.

Vietnam jails 22 corrupt officials; ex-oil firm boss gets life

A Vietnamese former state oil executive, Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was on Monday jailed for life for embezzlement.

Top North Korean officials ‘punished for taking bribes’

Two of Kim Jong Un's most senior officials have been punished for allegedly taking bribes, with one sent to a prison camp, according to South Korea media.

Ex-Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

China’s top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un tours cosmetics plant with wife, sister

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un took his stylish wife and powerful sister to a make-up plant for a "field guidance trip" amid the country's nuclear standoff with the US.

Robert Mugabe’s wife set to become Zimbabwe’s second female vice president

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is set to become the country’s second female vice president after the ruling Zanu-PF party’s 10 provinces agreed to have an extra-ordinary congress to amend the constitution.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe should be allowed to die in office – Zanu-PF youths

The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF calls for extra-ordinary congress

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party has called for an extra-ordinary congress in December to deal with internal divisions threatening to destroy it ahead of next year's general elections.

The rise of Kim Jong-Un’s sister Kim Yo-Jong and image maker

With her elevation to North Korea's powerful politburo, leader Kim Jong-Un's little sister -- and chief image-maker -- has established herself as the most powerful woman in the nuclear-armed state's political hierarchy.

North Korea’s leader promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said Sunday and praised the country’s nuclear weapons programme which has sparked international alarm.

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