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  1. Comment - Blogs

    And the goose bump fest goes on

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 08:47pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng While many party members and journalists fall asleep during the long meetings held on the sidelines of the party congress, sometimes they wake up unexpectedly. They don’t wake up ... and delegate, said the party congress was the most important event in her life because the starting date of the congress was her 42nd birthday and Journalist Day in China.   ...

  2. News - China

    ‘World’s workshop’ China aims to reinvent itself

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 09:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... at the five-yearly Communist Party congress under way in Beijing. China’s rulers must maintain growth in the economy to justify their claim to legitimacy – and avoid the spectre of social unrest. But while ... and the World Bank said in February – endorsed by Xi Jinping, who is expected to take over as party leader from Hu this week. But the changes could have enormous human costs in terms of job losses, ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution targets will test new leadership

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... of fostering economic growth and conservation. The idea was first included in Hu's speech to the 17th party congress in 2007. But the country's first attempt to gauge the true price ... Poor environmental legacy and rising public anger could prove a headache for leadership The inclusion of "promoting ecological progress" as a goal in the Communist Party ...

  4. News - China

    China's Xi, mystery 'princeling', takes top spot

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 02:16pm by Agence France Presse

    ... congress beginning this week. He replaces the outgoing Hu Jintao and the promotion ensures he will take over the national presidency from Hu early next year. Xi inherits the mantle with his party ... Agence France Presse in Beijing The next leader of a fifth of the world’s people is a Communist aristocrat married to a star singer-- but his views are a mystery, hidden behind Party ...

  5. News - China

    Xi soaks up limelight on first day in charge of nation

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

    ... Millions watch live broadcast of debut speech and the change of tone is startling When he finally showed up and led a cast of new communist leaders to the stage, newly elected party chief ... ready for the top party and military jobs. His debut came just minutes after he was confirmed as the party leader - a role he takes over with immediate effect - and had obviously been carefully ...

  6. News - China

    Hu Jintao's speech 'puts successors in straitjacket'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... copy the Western political system," Hu vowed, deflating liberal camp hopes the party may use the congress to take steps towards political openness, such as constitutional democracy ... Analysts say Hu's address set limits for change and offered few new ideas for political progress Party Secretary Hu Jintao's failure to provide a departing vision for political ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Is ripping up Mao’s portrait a crime?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 01:32pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li You sometimes wonder whether China’s Cultural Revolution is really over. It does not appear to be for Henan’s Cao Xiaodong, who was illegally detained on Thursday for publicly ripping up Mao Zedong’s portrait with three friends in Henan’s capital c ...

  8. News - 18th Party Congress - LEGAL

    Paper praising China's legal reforms 'is whitewash'

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... of the key Communist Party congress next month. But some legal experts said the accomplishments did not serve as convincing proof that the legal system was on the right track. They said the paper ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com China's first white paper on legal progress claims system is improving but critics say it just aims to bolster exiting party chiefs Paper praising legal ...

  9. News - China

    Xi Jinping's time in Zhejiang: doing the business

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... in the autumn of 2003, Xi, as governor and party secretary, set about encouraging factories and heavy industry to move further inland in favour of privately funded research and development facilities. ... - when Xi arrived after 17 years in neighbouring Fujian province. The new party secretary was well aware that the private enterprise that blossomed in the 1980s after Deng's Xiaoping's ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Staff and Agencies

    ... [China will] unwaveringly consolidate and develop public ownership President Hu Jintao signals state-owned enterprises will continue to dominate China's economy   Mr Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a den ...




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