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  1. Hu secures his legacy but lineup shows power sharing in party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the so-called fifth-generation leaders, with Li Keqiang and Mr Xi at the top. Other core fifth-generation leaders are most likely to include the new Politburo members, including Wang Qishan , Wang Yang , Bo Xilai and Li Yuanchao . Beijing mayor Wang Qishan, 59, is expected to become one of the vice-premiers responsible for macro-economic planning or financial policies in March when ...

  2. Wang Qishan: From tour guide to troubleshooter

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing mayor Wang Qishan's experience in handling Sars and preparations for the Olympics qualified him to move into the Politburo. But doubts over the 59-year-old princeling's abilities remain. It is difficult to imagine how Mr Wang, a former museum tour guide in Shaanxi could have become the mayor of Beijing without some help from his father-in-law, former ...

  3. Focus of investigation shifts to the capital

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... denied by Beijing officials, including Mayor Wang Qishan. ...

  4. Don't hold your breath on through-train plan

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the new executive vice-premier, and Wang Qishan, currently Beijing's mayor, and Zhang Dejiang, currently Guangdong's party secretary, will become the new vice-premiers. The focus ... in Beijing that Wang Qishan, known as the trouble-shooter, should be taking over the financial portfolio. He has the perfect resume for it. He climbed the ladder of the financial community ...

  5. Beijing should legalise and regulate booming underground banks

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The mainland leadership's embarrassing decision to impose cash withdrawal limits at banks in Shenzhen at the beginning of this month only to lift them days later, has focused media attention on the illegal outflow of mainland funds into Hong Kong's stock market through the booming underground banking operations. While there is no way of knowing the exact ...

  6. All that glitters is bad news for Wen watchers

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Nothing is more politically sensitive and riskier on the mainland than publicly speculating about the personal lives and family members of top government and Communist Party leaders. The official media is banned from carrying anything except for officially sanctioned bits of information and offenders risk the peril of heavy official retribution. But fewer things arouse ...

  7. B-grade way to offer A-list shares

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... When PetroChina launched its initial public offering on the mainland in late October, it was a darling for which mainland investors had waited so long. About 3.3 trillion yuan of orders were placed for its 66.8 billion yuan share offering, the world' ...

  8. Mainland airlines still have a long way to go

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Those who often fly on mainland airlines have probably accumulated as many nightmarish stories of delays or cancellations as they have frequent flyer miles. Mainland airlines have certainly come a long way since the old days when CAAC, the acronym for the civil aviation regulator and operator, was jokingly said to mean 'Chinese airlines always cancel'. ...

  9. The limits of Hu's influence are laid bare

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With the eight other members of the revamped Politburo Standing Committee standing behind him, President Hu Jintao yesterday declared the Communist Party's 17th National Congress 'a resounding success' and, in a live television broadcast, promised to open up 'a broader vista' for the party and the country. But judging from the new leadership ...

  10. Hu must tread lightly to maintain balance of power

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Is Vice-President Zeng Qinghong going to remain on the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee? The intense speculation about the mainland's new leadership lineup took a dramatic twist yesterday after Mr Zeng was elected as the secretary general of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress, which opens today. As the secretary general's ...




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