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  1. Beijing names 2 provincial bosses as reshuffle begins

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... committee at the 18th party congress. A seat on the central committee gives them a prestigious vote to decide on the lineup of the Politburo. 'Since they are among the first appointments ... former employee of the newspaper said. With two years to go to the party's 18th national congress, when Hu is expected to retire according to the party's previous practice, around half ...

  2. Hu ally gets key role of Hunan party chief

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the party leadership. Fervent jockeying for power among key contenders tends to heat up at least two years before a party congress. The 18th party congress in 2012 is likely to see a major ... path. 'I think Zhou will certainly gain a seat on the party's decision-making Politburo at the upcoming 18th national party congress in 2012,' Jin said. 'According ...

  3. Party's young guns readying for showdown

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... 18th congress to elect the so-called fifth generation leadership, for which both Bo and Xi are strong contenders. At first glance, Bo appears to have the upper hand. Since June when he launched ... the rivalry between Bo and Wang as the proxy fight between two political factions manoeuvring for advantages in the run-up to the 18th congress. Bo, 60, is the son of Bo Yibo, once one ...

  4. Cadres 'must face trial' for Henan Aids scandal

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wen Jiabao as premier in the reshuffle at the 18th Communist Party Congress in the autumn of 2012. However, in diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Singapore released by WikiLeaks ... Choi Chi-yuk The central government should take legal action against top Communist Party leaders Li Keqiang and Li Changchun, according to a former health official, saying their neglect ...

  5. Party meeting opens amid calls for change

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... probably 'unify thoughts' to pave the way for more significant reform in the 18th Party Congress in 2012, he said. Others warned of false hope, cautioning that the current political ... Priscilla Jiao The Communist Party opens its annual meeting today against an intriguing political backdrop as calls for democratic reform have been mounting and speculation heats up ...

  6. Rare insight into leader-in-waiting Xi

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Leaked US cables have given a rare glimpse into Xi Jinping, who is widely predicted to succeed President Hu Jintao at the 18th party congress in 2012. 'A source close ... and daughters of the senior communist party leaders on the mainland. Xi is the son of former deputy prime minister Xi Zhongxun. The US embassy source also said Xi Jinping chose to stay in officialdom ...

  7. All eyes on whether key post goes to Xi Jinping

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... as it will mark a new phase for the delicate preparations for the leadership succession in autumn 2012, when the party's 18th congress is scheduled. That congress will see the transition of power ... expanding the Politburo. Looking at the recent party history, particularly from 1978, the sizes of the previous standing committees ranged from five to seven. At the 16th party congress in 2002, ...

  8. Xi Jinping moves one step nearer top post

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... role on the Central Committee's powerful Secretariat, the latest military promotion will cement his status as the successor to take over power in 2012, when the party's 18th congress ... Staff Reporters in Beijing Vice-President Xi Jinping looks set to be China's next top leader after he was named vice-chairman of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission ...

  9. Charismatic Bo shakes the leadership stakes

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for a promotion in the run-up to the 18th Communist Party congress in 2012. In late 2007, when Bo, then commerce minister, was appointed Chongqing's party chief at the height of his career, many ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has appeared triumphant in Beijing this past week, easily stealing the limelight at the otherwise dull and ritualistic ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 100 flee Central fire About 100 people were evacuated from the Oriental Crystal Commercial Building in Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, when a fire broke out in an 18th-floor office. Firemen took about half an hour to douse the flames. Police said an electric short circuit was suspected as the cause of the blaze. ...




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