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  1. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Party leaders pay lip service to tackling corruption

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Hu's warning on corruption may have sounded stern but seems hollow given it has been trotted out myriad times by previous top party officials The warning by Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao on Thursday that the party's failure to tackle graft could result in the "fall of the state and party" may have sounded severe - but he was only repeating ...

  2. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu's pet theory made a guiding tenet of party

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... their five-yearly congress yesterday by formally elevating Hu Jintao's pet theory into a guiding party tenet, enshrining the retiring general secretary, at least on paper, as one of modern China's ... of the party's guide for action in the party constitution," the congress said in a statement released after the closing session. Elevation of the concept was said to be a top legacy issue for Hu ...

  3. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu Jintao's delegate reforms get mixed reviews

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... at the opening of 18th party congress on Thursday, Hu proposed giving delegates the right to put forward motions, along with other reforms such as expanding competitive elections for the party ... general secretary Hu Jintao's proposal that delegates to party congresses be allowed to put forward motions is being seen by some analysts as a step towards his goal of intra-party democracy. ...

  4. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Wen Jiabao determined to bow out fighting

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... delegation at the 18th party congress on Thursday, which Xinhua reported yesterday. The premier listed political reform, anti-corruption efforts and improving the people's livelihood ... image. In Thursday's report to the party congress, Hu set the tone for the country's development in the coming decade, one that embraced economic reform but cautioned against any ...

  5. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Girl reporter embarrasses ministers with question on food safety

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... 11-year-old reporter embarrasses ministers by asking why she can no longer enjoy snacks An 11-year-old reporter's unexpectedly pointed question about poisoned food left some top party ministers dumbstruck and embarrassed yesterday, shaking up an otherwise tightly scripted 18th party congress event. Sun Luyuan , a grade-six pupil representing the Chinese Teenagers News , asked ...

  6. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Xi Jinping pledges to tackle corruption

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in-depth and complete  coverage, please go to http:// www.scmp.com/news/18th-party- congress XI PLEDGES TO TACKLE CORRUPTION ... After vice-president is sworn in as party chief, he acknowledges many 'pressing problems' that will have to be resolved within its ranks Xi Jinping officially took over the baton ...

  7. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Bloggers ridicule congress delegates' sycophantic speeches

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Mimi Lau

    ... Self-important party delegates attending the national congress have become the target of ridicule online on the mainland blogosphere. Some delegates, while discussing a report delivered by party chief Hu Jintao when the congress began on Thursday, were criticised for sycophantic speeches that served to attract attention to themselves, without offering any insight ...

  8. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Central Committee vote belies much touted intra-party democracy

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to be held today at the concluding session of the week-long party congress will not be competitive, analysts said, meaning that the number of candidates will match the number of seats available. ... of the new Central Committee, but Gansu party congress delegate Wang Dong revealed late yesterday that 205 of 224 candidates had been shortlisted in the first round, meaning 9.3 per cent were ...

  9. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu Jintao warns graft threatens existence of party and nation

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... President makes dire warning over corruption as he opens key party congress, amid lingering fallout from damaging Bo Xilai scandal General Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday warned his ruling Communist Party that corruption threatens its very existence, and that of the nation itself, in his opening address to a congress that will formally decide the mainland's next leaders. ...

  10. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Communist Party Central Committee not for me, tycoon Liang Wengen insists

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... denied he would become an alternate member of the Communist Party's Central Committee, putting to bed rumours that have persisted since last year. Liang, one of about 30 party congress ... think he was manipulating the media for personal gain before the congress. He said the party indeed needed private businesspeople on its Central Committee - which sits below only the Standing ...




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