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  1. Closing the gulf created by reform

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a series of issues before it can become a real world power on a par with the US. The big question is whether the leadership can live up to the promise it made at last year's 17th Party ... of last year, per capita gross domestic product had risen to 18,700 yuan (HK$21,200), nearly 50 times the 1978 level of 379 yuan. Commendable increases have also been registered in the disposable ...

  2. Attack on one-party rule makes Communist Party sweat

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... The bomb is a long article purportedly written by a retired senior party leader that attacks the foundations of the mainland's political structure- the one-party rule of the Communist Party ... nationalisation of army, separation of party and state, separation of party and army, multi-party politics and universal suffrage. Intellectuals who helped circulate the article believe ...

  3. Party to hold talks on anti-graft mechanism at plenary session

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the party's invaluable experience of strengthening self-building since taking power, and analyse in depth the new situation and problems facing building the party'. A National Party Congress ... to the congress in October 2007 said the party would explore ways to expand internal democracy at the grass-roots level in an attempt to boost leadership accountability and transparency. Outlook said ...

  4. Lawmakers review draft law on war, disaster plans

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the National People's Congress (NPC) began its bimonthly meeting yesterday to discuss a raft of draft laws, including that on national defence mobilisation, Xinhua said. Under the law, the top ... will jointly implement their decisions. However, under the one-party system and the dictum of 'the army must be under the command of the party', the CMC, under the Communist Party Central ...

  5. Military appointment seen as pointer to Hu's succession plan

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Vice-President Xi Jinping will be the focus of all eyes when Communist Party officials meet in September. If he is appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, ... of the party, the government and the world's largest army. Mr Xi was promoted to become the sixth-ranked leader in the party's pinnacle Politburo Standing Committee during the 17th National ...

  6. Disgraced minister loses last official post

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to a vote and accepted by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. A central figure in Jin's demise was a mistress named Li Wei, who in addition to her involvement ... party secretary in the eastern province of Shandong who was also then under investigation for corruption. Chen was given a suspended death sentence in July this year for taking 195.7 million ...

  7. Reshuffle targets judicial corruption

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... is party-controlled. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the top legislature, concluded its six-day, bimonthly session on Saturday, appointing four senior officials to the Supreme ... Cary Huang in Beijing A major judiciary reshuffle at the weekend is the Communist Party leadership's latest attempt to combat rampant judicial corruption and injustices following ...

  8. 8pc growth will be tough task, minister admits

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with a top Communist Party official issuing a call 'to work hard to strengthen the great solidarity and unity with our compatriots in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and overseas Chinese'. ... is meeting in conjunction with the annual parliament, the National People's Congress, which begins its session tomorrow to pass laws and vote on the budget. 'Reassuring [the people] ...

  9. Shantou's building binge

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... servants' salaries. The city's parlous finances over the past decade have not stopped the local government building three luxury complexes to house the municipal government, the Communist Party Committee and the local legislature, the People's Congress. In many cities, they are housed in a single building. Unconstrained spending and widespread corruption bankrupted the city ...



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