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  1. Shanghai faction still part of the gang

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... support of the centre. This was in direct contrast to Shanghai's former party secretary, Chen Liangyu, who was sacked for corruption after he defied President Hu Jintao over policy. Chen's ousting removed a key member of the Shanghai faction of current and former leaders from the city, which shares power with the current administration. The Shanghai Gang might be down, ...

  2. Ex-Shanghai party boss to be prosecuted

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... corruption since former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong was removed in 1995. Despite the charges of corruption, however, Chen's removal is widely viewed as a way for President Hu Jintao to eliminate ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Chen Liangyu stripped of posts Former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu will be prosecuted in the nation's highest-level corruption case in more than ...

  3. Bo ousted, wife in murder probe

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu in 2006 and former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong in 1995. The official news agency also confirmed rumours linking his wife to the death of British ...

  4. Crunch time

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... commission. Only when the party chooses to complete its investigation and decide his fate will Bo learn whether he is to be formally punished by the legal system, like ex-Politburo members Chen Xitong and Chen Liangyu, or permanently isolated from society by illegal political confinement like the former party general secretary, the late Zhao Ziyang . In Bo's case, it is amazing that party ...

  5. Marching to a different beat?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that of the role of the military in politics. Parallels have been drawn between Bo's humiliation and that of former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong in 1995 and former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu in 2006. Like Bo, both Chens were members of the Politburo- the inner circle of the party- and they were well positioned to join its all-powerful standing committee until their sudden demise. ...

  6. Bo's exit a setback for leftists

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... indications Bo would not be subjected to the harsher punishment that befell other previous top officials, such as former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu and former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong ... fate as Chen Liangyu as some under-the-table deal about his future was probably made. 'Unless Bo unwisely tried to fight back, his career will end up like that of Wang Lequan,' Zhang ...

  7. Deft power broker kept in step with changing of the guard

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

    ... Shangkun and Yang Baibing, former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong and former Politburo Standing Committee member Qiao Shi. Mr Zeng's impeccable people skills as well as his good relations ... Hu remove former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu late last year. Mr Zeng was entrusted with running day-to-day party affairs and was brought onboard to steady the boat and take care ...

  8. Muted reaction to Chen move could stand Hu in good stead

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's decision to abolish the symbolic National Unification Council. Describing Mr Chen's decision as a dangerous step towards independence, it said ... wording that could be construed as belligerent. In fact, since Mr Chen announced his decision to scrap the council, Beijing's reactions have been remarkably measured and calm. Many analysts ...

  9. Ma and Chen exchange fire over role of '1992 consensus'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese president-elect Ma Ying-jeou and outgoing President Chen Shui-bian turned their first meeting since 2006 yesterday into a debate about whether ... in the presidential election on March 22, the two exchanged fire over the role of the '1992 consensus'. Mr Chen took the first shot by questioning the existence of the consensus, saying it would ...

  10. NPC approves Chen Deming as commerce chief, passes seven bills

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

    ... and vice-premier, cabinet ministers, new chairman of the Central Military Commission and heads of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, Xinhua reported. Chen Deming, 58, formally replaced Bo Xilai as the country's top trade and commerce official, the session announced yesterday. Mr Chen had been deputy head of the National Development and Reform ...




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