Xinhua News Agency

Ailing deputy on the job

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 June, 2006, 12:00am

State media yesterday reported that ailing Vice-Premier Huang Ju has issued another directive - on employment.

The cancer-stricken vice-premier sent a directive to a national employment conference in Nanchang , Jiangxi province , on Friday, Xinhua reported. However, Mr Huang was apparently not well enough to attend the conference, as the keynote speech was delivered by State Council secretary-general Hua Jianmin .

Mr Huang has issued directives before, apparently to send the message that he is making a partial return to politics.