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  1. How Xi Jinping can prove China is not a kleptocracy

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Last Friday the Bloomberg news agency published a 4,000-word investigation into the family business interests of Xi Jinping, heir apparent to China's presidency. From rare earth ... a multibillion-yuan business empire built up by Xi's siblings, his in-laws and their children. Although the news agency stressed that its reporters had not traced any holdings directly to Xi, his ...

  2. Election puts Xi Jinping a step closer to top post

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and named Xi Jinping vice-president, a widely anticipated move that consolidated Mr Xi's status as Mr Hu's heir apparent in five years. In October, Mr Xi was appointed to the nine-member ... Hu and five abstentions from the nearly 3,000 deputies, while there were 28 votes against Mr Xi and 17 abstentions. Mr Xi is not Mr Hu's favoured choice, but the son of party elder Xi ...

  3. Xi criticises cadres for personal excess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has criticised cadres for putting the pursuit of personal power and individual gain ahead of their duties and warned that such extravagances could weaken the Communist Party's six-decade hold on power. The remarks - published yesterday in Qiushi Journal, the party's leading policy magazine - come ahead of Xi's expected elevation ...

  4. Xi urges cadres to maintain 'purity of party spirit'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Central Party School president Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao at this autumn's National Party Congress, has told party members to maintain the 'purity' of their political ideology ahead of the congress. Analysts said Xi (inset) was stressing his legitimacy as Hu's successor, but his call also hinted that he ...

  5. State media lavishes praise on rising star

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Xi Jinping, the emerging dark-horse candidate to head China's next generation of leaders, has received lavish praise from the state media for the second time in a week. ... Shanghai welcomes the Party Congress'. Mr Xi took over the Shanghai post from disgraced Chen Liangyu in March. On September 22, People's Daily ran a lengthy commentary praising ...

  6. Thought control called for at universities

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has ordered universities to step up ideological control of students and young lecturers ahead of the keynote 18th party congress this autumn, CCTV reported yesterday. Xi is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao in a new Politburo line-up at the Communist Party's 18th national congress - with the party seeking a smooth transition and attempting ...

  7. Basic insurance needs covered in new law

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the confiscation of all profits made illegally. The meeting also approved the appointment of Vice-President Xi Jinping to be a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, two days after he ...

  8. Annual sessions foreshadow reforms of new leadership

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Chengdu - most likely seeking political asylum - but was later sent to Beijing for questioning. More important, they will likely listen very carefully to the comments by Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, who are certain to replace President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in the upcoming leadership changes. Already there is positive chatter that both Xi and Li are bona fide ...

  9. Job at elite institution for leadership contender

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The country's sixth-ranked leader, Xi Jinping, has taken over from outgoing Vice-President Zeng Qinghong as the president of the elite Central Party School- another indication that he is likely to lead the country in five years. His appointment has not been formally announced, but both Xinhua and China Central Television called Mr Xi 'the president ...

  10. Focus on politics and the pace of growth

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

    ... officially announced but is the subject of wide speculation- is that the plenum will also confirm the promotion of Vice-President Xi Jinping to vice-chairman of the party's Central Military ... to fifth-generation leaders like Xi and Li Keqiang in 2012, the second year of the plan. Xi's promotion to a top-ranking military position at the upcoming plenum will finalise the succession; he ...




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