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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi Jinping warns of unrest if graft not tackled

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 11:45am

    ... If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media on Monday quoted Vice President Xi Jinping as saying at one of his first major meetings since being named as new leader at the 18th party congress. In unusually blunt language, Xi, who assumes Hu Jintao’s job as head of state in March next ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Let's hope Xi Jinping does pursue bolder reforms

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... or pessimists are proved right will have global ramifications. At stake is whether China will have a strong leader in current Vice-President Xi Jinping, expected to succeed President Hu Jintao early next year, and a strong government to tackle the next decade of challenges. Interestingly, there are also two schools of thoughts on Xi's leadership. The pessimists believe that Xi ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t be fooled by Bo Xilai’s trial

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 09:01pm by Chang Ping

    ... it not come to such an irreparable situation, the Party wouldn’t throw them under a bus. The trial has angered many people, making them wonder how top leader Xi Jinping could have given Bo ... ascension to power, Xi has been far more enthusiastic in disarming the Constitution than fighting corrupt party seniors like Bo. He knows better than anybody who his real friends and foes are. ...

  4. News - China

    US ex-revolutionary places hopes on Xi

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 08:45pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping has a “democratic style” that will allow him to lay the groundwork for much-needed political and economic reforms, one of only a handful of Americans ... interviews he’s given,” he said, adding that Xi Zhongxun was the “most democratic-minded of the old party leadership”. Xi Jinping, 59, is expected to formally take over as party leader on Thursday, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi's right words against corruption need right action

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... New Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has taken up in earnest warnings by top leaders that official corruption could doom the party, to the point of turning the issue into a crusade. ... becoming party leader, Xi zeroed in on the root of the problem - the abuse of power and privilege by officials. "We must establish mechanisms to restrain and supervise power [which] must ...

  6. Chongqing on song for visitor Xi

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Vice-President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the southwestern municipality of Chongqing yesterday. Besides visiting businesses in the Liangjiang New Area development ... Television reported last night: 'During his visit, Xi Jinping commented positively on Chongqing's initiatives of singing Red songs, reading classical books, telling revolutionary stories ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - CORRUPTION

    Revealed: emerging trends behind China's anti-corruption drive

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 06:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Since Xi Jinping took the reins as the party chief last year, he has made several pledges to fight corruption  in China. Those who don't make the cut, he has stressed, will be purged . The epic Bo Xilai saga aside, “violations of party discipline” (a fancier name for graft) have so far revolved around many of the same offences, namely embezzlement, bribery, nepotism and abuse ...

  8. News - China

    Hot topics loom at Beidaihe summer summit as Chinese leaders meet to discuss reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... meetings". The analysts expect President Xi Jinping and second-in-command Premier Li Keqiang to use the plenum to unveil their political and economic agendas. Steve Tsang, professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies and director of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University in Britain, said: "I think Xi will try to use his 'honeymoon' period to push forward his reform ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    The frightening implications of Bo Xilai's harsh punishment

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... circulating among Beijing's elite suggests, Vice-President Xi Jinping, who is slated to take over power in November, owes much thanks to a now-infamous face slap early this year that changed ... likely be on a much different course. That would have been a scary thought for Xi and the other incoming leaders. So it is no wonder that, according to a report by the quasi-official mainland ...

  10. News - China

    China’s year of political surprises not over

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 09:21am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... in secret - in contrast to the very public leadership battle underway in the United States. One of the few things known with almost total certainty is that Vice-President Xi Jinping will take over as party leader at the congress which opens November 8, leaving dozens of senior positions to be fought over in the political backrooms. Xi then becomes president in March at the annual meeting ...




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