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  1. Key party central committee meeting scheduled

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Communist Party leadership will hold an important meeting of the powerful members of the central committee in October. The Sixth Session of the 16th Communist Party Central Committee would review a work report by the Politburo, Xinhua reported yesterday. It would also 'study the issue of building a harmonious socialist society'- a concept ...

  2. Central Committee approves plan to streamline cabinet

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Communist Party's Central Committee endorsed a comprehensive administrative reform plan yesterday that includes the streamlining of the State Council, the mainland's cabinet. The second plenary session of the party's 17th Central Committee, chaired by president and party general secretary Hu Jintao, also approved the proposed new leadership ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story 'Heavy workload leads Wen to postpone trip' on page A10 on Saturday, it was wrongly stated that the sixth plenary session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party is scheduled to open in the second half of next month. It should be the fifth plenary session of the 16th Central Committee. ...

  4. Quartet tipped for top echelon fall short of expectations abroad

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Liu Yandong were once tipped by the rumour mills for the apex of power- the Politburo Standing Committee- but all they won were consolation prizes. It is difficult ... expectations for Ms Liu, director of the Central United Front Work Department, again based on her strong CYL background. The 62-year old was tipped to be Shanghai party boss before the job went to Xi ...

  5. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... out in the reshuffle will be Li Keqiang, at 52 the youngest member of the ultra-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, taking over as executive vice-premier with direct oversight ...

  6. Portfolio chiefs

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier: Wen Jiabao Vice-premiers: Li Keqiang, Hui Liangyu Zhang Dejiang, Wang Qishan State councillors: Liu Yandong, Ma Kai, Dai Bingguo, Meng Jianzhu, Liang Guanglie Secretary General: Ma Kai Foreign Minister: Yang Jiechi Defence Minister: Liang Guangli ...

  7. The rise and rise of Jiang Zemin

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the electronics industry, mayor of Shanghai, secretary of the Communist Party's Shanghai Municipal Committee, and a member of the Communist Party Central Committee's Political Bureau 1989: elected general secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, and later chairman of the Central Military Commission March 1993: elected president of the People's Republic of China ...

  8. Beijing looks to expand party's ruling bodies

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Central Committee, Politburo could be doubled with injection of young blood The mainland leadership is considering expanding the Communist Party's powerful Central ... The 356-member Central Committee and 25-member Politburo could be doubled in size at the 17th party congress, when the party representatives will meet to elect members of the Central Committee, Politburo ...

  9. Party should use plenum to usher in openness

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central Committee may be discussing internal democracy, corruption among members or the mechanism by which President Hu Jintao will pass power to his successor in 2012. All, some, or none ... of the party's 17th Central Committee will only be discussing internal matters. Internal they may be, but the reality of China is that the party is the government. What it says and does determines ...

  10. Then and now: where they were in 1989

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrest in Beijing. Wen Jiabao Then: director of the General Office of the party central committee and secretary of the Work Committee of Departments under the party central committee. Now: premier Deng Xiaoping Then: chairman of the Central Military Commission Now: died of respiratory failure on February 19, 1997, at the age of 92. Li Peng Then: as premier, he declared martial law ...




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