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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Hu Chunhua: Heading to the top via Guangdong?

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... too much attention. Zhu Jianguo, an independent political commentator based in Shenzhen, said: "Hu is relatively stronger than [predecessor] Wang Yang as he responds to issues ... next month, knows the next few years could make or break his political career. As one of the youngest provincial party chiefs, Hu has already been tipped to become heir-apparent to President Xi ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Yuanchao's trip a show of support for President Xi Jinping, say analysts

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... in which he made calls for further reform and opening up. Dr Peng Peng, a researcher at the Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences, said Li's trip appeared more as a political gesture to show ... was echoed by Zhu Jianguo, a Shenzhen-based independent political commentator. "Li showed that he is closely following in the direction and footsteps of Xi. [Li] skipped major cities because he ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Guangdong unveils locations for pilot anti-graft scheme

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by TING YAN

    ... which the results of audits of assets belonging to outgoing top officials would be released to "a certain range of officials", starting next year, the China Business Journal reported ... Guangdong's plans. Chen Daoyin, an associate professor of political science at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, said the scheme was basically a symbolic move. "I'm ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping vows no stop in reform and opening up

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Communist Party chief urges greater political courage and wisdom, while state media show first footage of his five-day tour of Guangdong Xi Jinping vows no stop ... for further reform and more opening up, in his first inspection trip since becoming the party's new chief last month. China Central Television showed its first footage of Xi inspecting different ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by MIMI LAU IN GUANGZHOU

    ... been the frontier of reform and had played a significant historical role in China's development, he added. "I'm confident of excelling in my role in Guangdong, with the backing ... political career through the Communist Party Youth League and time spent in Tibet. He was named a member of the 25-strong Politburo at the Communist Party's national congress last month. Hu ...

  6. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of the hottest issues of the day. Three months after he became Guangdong's Communist Party secretary, it's still hard to know what to make of Hu. His low-profile, opaque political agenda and seeming reluctance to outline his own policy ideas combined to make the rising political star almost invisible at the NPC meeting, China's most important annual political event. His ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing confirms Zhang Xiaoming and Hu Chunhua in top regional positions

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Minnie Chan

    ... to move into higher office. Hu Chunhua has sometimes been called "little Hu" due to his shared surname with the president and the similar track of their political careers. Both began ...

  8. News - 18th Party Congress

    Guangdong's liberal party boss Wang Yang may still be ahead of his time

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of Sydney's China Studies Centre. "In the end, we have nothing solid to say whether Wang is going to be a big reformer in the social-political arena." Nonetheless, Beijing has repeatedly ... model Few benefited more than Wang Yang when the murder of a British businessman in a Chongqing hotel room late last year triggered a chain of events that ultimately ended the political career ...

  9. Guangdong media keeps public in the dark on island poll

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... or the presidential candidates. Tang Hao, a politics professor at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, put the ignorance down to the media's silence. 'But it's wise to be cautious about ... reports from Taiwanese media. Major mainland television stations and leading websites have also been quiet. Xinhuanet and China's top internet portal, Sina.com, have relegated stories ...

  10. Shenzhen chief rules out political reforms

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of ideas' to restore the province's 'prestigious' status as an icon of mainland reform. He used the term 'liberate thoughts', highly symbolic in China's political ... Ting Shi Shenzhen, that pioneered the mainland's reform project 30 years ago, will not seek to experiment with political change as it did in the economic area, according to Wang Yang, ...




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