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  1. News - China

    Grumbling ‘volunteers’ roped into Beijing crackdown

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 04:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... The Chinese Communist Party’s paranoia is on full display for its congress in Beijing in a security squeeze extending from police swarming Tiananmen Square to elderly sentinels watching ... or two too large. “My security company gave us the uniforms and made all of us (other security guards) volunteer during the congress,” he said. Increasingly worried about rising social unrest ...

  2. News - 18th Party Congress

    Live updates: China's new leadership meets the world

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 10:05am by Staff Reporters

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has been appointed chief of China’s military after a pivotal party congress that saw him become head of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported. The appointment means ... Updated at 3pm Who's who: seven party heavyweights named to China's Politburo core Updated at 2.28pm Comment from Jean-Pierre Cabestan, political science professor at Baptist ...

  3. News - China

    Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... successors, Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Li Keqiang, are due to be anointed at a five-yearly Communist party congress beginning in Beijing tomorrow. They will face mounting pressure ... reforms needed to ensure steady growth in the coming years. China’s all-powerful ruling party censors public criticism and its top leaders make key policy decisions and appointments through ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Thousands college graduates vie for jobs as street sweepers in China

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 11:31am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Creating jobs will be a top priority for China’s new leaders.At least the 3,000 recent college graduates in China’s northern city of Harbin, who are queuing up for 457 jobs as street sweepers, will say so. Creating jobs will be a top priority for C ...

  5. News - 18th Party Congress

    Sun Zhengcai is being tipped as a future top leader

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com One of the youngest provincial party chiefs, Sun Zhengcai is tipped to be a future top leader for his efforts inbooming Jilin Provident Sun is on the rise He was once the youngest government minister on the mainland. Now he serves as one of the youngest provincial party chiefs, and is a powerful contender for a future top leadership post. Sun Zhengcai ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Hu expects cross-strait ties to remain unchanged, says Taiwan lawmaker

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei President Hu Jintao expects ties with Taiwan to remain the same despite an imminent, once-in-a-decade leadership change in Beijing, a top Taiwanese politician said on Wednesday. Taiwan’s former vice president, Lien Chan, mad ...

  7. News - China

    China downgrades powerful domestic security chief position

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 06:51pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Committee, the inner council at the apex of power, at this month’s 18th Party Congress, due to his age. He turns 70 in December. Meng, however, is only a member of the new Politburo, the 25-member body which reports to the down-sized Standing Committee, putting him on a tighter leash and returning to a pattern the party kept to for much of the 1980s. Reducing the party’s Standing ...

  8. News - China

    Roll back red carpets, Xi tells senior leaders

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 08:48pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping took aim on Tuesday at the wordy meetings and over-the-top welcoming ceremonies which are the bread-and-butter of the lives ... leaders should no longer be met by red carpets, welcome banners or banquets, said a statement carried by state media after a meeting of the 25-member Politburo, the party’s second-highest ...

  9. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    'Sparta' a good foil for Communist Party congress critics

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The ancient Greek city state of Sparta has given mainlanders an innovative way of venting their discontent over the Communist Party's 18th national congress without being snared ... "this is the 18th party congress!". Security preparations were put into overdrive weeks ahead of the congress, including a ban on the sale of kitchen knives. While discussion of the party ...

  10. News - 18th Party Congress

    Liaoning's Communist Party secretary Wang Min eyes his Politburo prize

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... However, political analysts said it was too minor a scandal to derail 62-year-old Wang's expected promotion to the powerful Politburo at the party's upcoming national congress. After ... action Liaoning's Communist Party secretary, Wang Min , responded to 34 online petition letters in July, a show of sympathy for public concerns that has become normal practice for provincial ...




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