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China’s backroom power brokers block reform candidates

Retired leaders in China’s Communist Party used a last-minute straw poll to block two pro-reform candidates from joining the policymaking standing committee, including one who had alienated party...

21 Nov 2012 - 11:24am
Risers and fallers in Central Committee voting

The former chief of staff of outgoing President Hu Jintao managed to secure a seat on the Communist Party's Central Committee yesterday despite the scandal over the cover-up of his son's death at...

15 Nov 2012 - 10:49am
Risers and fallers in Central Committee voting

The level of competition in preliminary voting for the elite Central Committee turned out to be lower than expected, dealing an embarrassing blow to the party's much touted internal democracy.

14 Nov 2012 - 1:32pm
Risers and fallers in Central Committee voting

Beijing said its policy toward Taipei would not change any time soon, despite outgoing general secretary Hu Jintao's call for "cross-strait political relations" in his report to the party congress...

14 Nov 2012 - 5:44am
Risers and fallers in Central Committee voting

China’s ruling communists were handed a list of candidates for their new Central Committee on Tuesday ahead of a tightly circumscribed vote to select a new leadership for the world’s most populous...

13 Nov 2012 - 9:11pm
US ex-revolutionary places hopes on Xi

Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping has a “democratic style” that will allow him to lay the groundwork for much-needed political and economic reforms, one of only a handful of Americans to join...

12 Nov 2012 - 8:45pm

Former president Jiang Zemin and other party veterans returned to centre stage at the Great Hall of the People yesterday, demonstrating their continued power to shape the country's future.

9 Nov 2012 - 7:24am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 65%
  • No: 35%
26 Mar 2015
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 720

A group of Chinese leftists has issued a public letter calling on the country’s largely rubber stamp parliament not to expel disgraced former top leader Bo Xilai from its ranks, saying the move is...

22 Oct 2012 - 2:48pm

Former top party official Li Ruihuan made a rare public appearance in Beijing at the weekend, joining a long list of retired political heavyweights who appear keen to reassert their influence...

10 Oct 2012 - 4:30am

Sometimes when you follow Chinese politics, you experience moments of deep confusion, not about the obvious things, like the opacity of the system and its continuing Byzantine qualities, even into...

8 Oct 2012 - 2:44pm

Jiang Zemin is believed to have played a key role in Beijing's decision last week to bring the hammer down on Bo Xilai - the latest demonstration of the former president's political clout ahead of...

3 Oct 2012 - 1:15pm

Former president Jiang Zemin made a rare public appearance over the weekend, in a move widely seen as an attempt to demonstrate his lingering influence ahead of the Communist Party's once-in-a-...

1 Oct 2012 - 1:58pm

General Fan Changlong, commander of the Jinan Military Command, has been tipped as a dark horse for a position as a vice-chairman of the army's powerful Central Military Commission after the party...

1 Oct 2012 - 2:00pm

Security tsar Zhou Yongkang was elected a delegate for Xinjiang to the upcoming Communist Party congress, dispelling renewed speculation that he might have been sidelined.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

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