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    Toy planes targeted in Beijing's newest 'Sparta' rule

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:50pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Following the ill fate of taxis  and fruit knives, toy planes in Beijing are also facing a crackdown ahead of the 18th party congress. Residents in Beijing now need to present ... the skies of Tiananmen Square, police can now track the buyer or arrest the seller if no ID is registered. The toy plane announcement comes just days before the opening of 18th party congress ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, including Beijing, where preparations are underway for the 18th National Party Congress, weather authorities warned. Northern ...

  3. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... government agencies and public utilities in Beijing were put on high alert yesterday to ensure everything goes smoothly in the capital during the Communist Party's 18th national congress ... authorities to spare no effort in "maintaining social stability to foster a safe, stable and harmonious environment for a triumphant 18th party congress". ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    World waits for timetable on Beijing's leadership transition

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and the public manner in which 2,270 representatives were chosen to attend the 18th Party Congress. But the reality is that the leaders have not even announced the dates of the congress, let alone ... for the 18th congress, as the leadership transition has been further complicated by the downfall of Bo Xilai , once a high-flying political star. If history can be any guide, the Politburo met during ...

  5. Delegate deadline a hard ask for Beijing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xilai, in March. It is believed that the 18th National Party Congress, which will see a once-in-a-decade leadership reshuffle within the Communist Party, will be held in the autumn, ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing said yesterday the city's party congress would be held from June 29 to July 3, but analysts said the later-than-usual start suggested ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Jiang Zemin slips down a notch in Beijing's order of seniority

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... after the closing of the party's 18th national congress in mid-November, Jiang's name appeared behind Hu and Xi but ahead of National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo ... and wielded strong political influence within the party. Jiang, who is 86 years old, was believed to have played a key role in the framing of the new leadership line-up for the party's 18th ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... concerns that the all-important 18th national congress, at which a new generation of leaders will be chosen, would have to be postponed. The local congress will elect representatives to attend the 18th party congress later this year, probably in the autumn. St Petersburg forum to discuss global economy The three-day St Petersburg International Economic Forum starts today, bringing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing picks Hong Kong liaison office spokesman Li Gang as Macau chief

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... Kong and Macau responsibilities after the 18th party congress. Li's position in Hong Kong gives him the rank of deputy minister in China's political hierarchy, but being head ... by Peng Qinghua, with seven deputies. At the end of the party congress last month, Li, 57, was re-elected as a member of the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Veteran ...

  9. Jiang rested at home as media reported his 'death'

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the leadership reshuffle scheduled for its 18th congress in autumn next year. ... before July 1, when the mainland leadership began extensive celebrations to mark the Communist Party's 90th anniversary. The sources said doctors had advised Jiang to stay at home because ...

  10. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... than the official count of 37 plus seven people still missing. Apparently aware of the simmering anger, Guo Jinlong, who was named Beijing's party boss about two weeks ago, made a high-profile visit to Fangshan at 11pm on Monday. Guo is also tipped to be a rising star in the upcoming 18th Party Congress. In what appeared to be a comprehensive publicity campaign to pacify ...




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