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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING WANG XIANGWEI

    Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Despite the heightened political uncertainty, there is every reason to believe the transfer of power will be orderly and peaceful, not least because Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li ... and the rising gap between rich and poor. Xi will also have to grapple with a new kind of politics in which the decision-making process will be increasingly complicated by various factions within the top ...

  2. Grounded: China's political reforms

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... expanded elections and political reforms, but he has also retreated from confronting these issues. While China has succeeded in sending a man into space, its political reform is grounded for now. ... reform. China cannot sustain its economic miracle and its space programme without a successful political reform agenda. Wenran Jiang is a political science professor in the Faculty of Arts ...

  3. Political talks get closer after forum

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Cross-strait talks are set to approach the so-called 'deep water zone' after complex political issues were raised for discussion ... raised by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, during their meeting held jointly by the Communist Party ...

  4. A historic shift for China's politics

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... succession- one of China's most complex and difficult political issues. It is also a significant victory for Mr Hu, who consolidates his power as the undisputed leader of the state, party ... Mr Hu's plan for political reforms is merely aimed at shoring up the rule of the party. Wang Xiangwei is the Post's China editor ...

  5. Cherish political system, NPC chairman says

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo vowed yesterday that the mainland would stick to its socialist path, saying that Western political systems were not suitable for China despite growing calls for political reform. In a report delivered to the annual session of the NPC in Beijing, Wu said that a socialist system with Chinese ...

  6. Chongqing boss speaks up amid political storm

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Embattled Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has returned to the public eye after a conspicuous three-day absence from a series of official events amid a continuing political storm ... the importance of party cadres staying clean even in a corrupt environment, according to party mouthpiece Chongqing Daily yesterday. Political analysts said Bo might have been implicated in the scandal, ...

  7. Wenzhou crash response exposes rot in political system, say analysts

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and exposed serious flaws in the Ministry of Railways and the political system, according to mainland analysts. They have called upon Beijing to introduce political reform. A disrespect for life, ... of people's core values, they said. Analysts said the problems laid bare by the ministry's much-criticised response could only be addressed if political power were restricted under an improved ...

  8. Another book keeps Jiang in the political limelight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of mainland politics Johnny Lau Yui-siu said yesterday that the function was a reflection of Jiang's determination to have an influence on the personnel reshuffle of top leaders at the 18th party congress. 'It is conspicuous that Jiang wants to be in the limelight and show that he is still on the country's political stage, so as to secure a pole position for his son after the party ...

  9. Political reform is needed, Wen insists

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated his support for political reform yesterday, but rejected comparisons between China and the unrest-torn nations in the Middle East ... the lack of transparency in Beijing's political culture. Professor Wang Jianxun, from the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, said: 'It can be interpreted ...

  10. Chongqing's political mystery deepens

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... What has since transpired has promised to become the biggest political storm on the mainland in recent history, casting uncertainties over Bo's political future and China's once-in-a-decade leadership transition. As the storm has gathered strength, it has taken on the twists and turns of a political thriller featuring an intense power struggle involving China's current ...




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