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  1. Author still expects party to fall

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... said I didn't believe the Communist Party would rule in China by the end of this decade and I still believe that,' he told the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents' Club this week. 'You just can't see that the Communist Party is going to survive forever because the changes to China have just been too much for any one group... to manage the entire country.' ...

  2. Reforms to improve rural life announced

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... expected at the close of a Communist Party meeting a week ago. The delay prompted speculation that the reform had run into trouble. Under mainland law, farmland is collectively owned, but allocated ... farmers to enter new areas of business. The first hint that Communist Party leaders would endorse the policy change came early this month when President Hu Jintao visited symbolic Xiaogang village ...

  3. Musical revolution

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... made famous by Hong Kong-born singer Emil Chau Wa-kin. The selections also include the national anthem, and classic revolutionary songs like Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China. The Shanghai Education Commission plans to collect opinions from teachers on the choices before announcing the final list, one official said. According to The Shanghai Daily: 'The ...

  4. Return to Nanjing full of sentiment

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... party led by Chen Yunlin, director of the Taiwan Office of the Communist Party's Central Committee, who flew from Beijing. Five female airport workers held up a red banner saying ... the Taiwanese opposition leader treatment usually reserved for heads of state. After a six-hour flight the KMT leader disembarked from the chartered China Eastern Airlines plane at about 5pm ...

  5. Jiang's son takes top academy post

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Manufacturing and one of the backers of the original China Netcom. Political observers are looking towards a Communist Party meeting in October for clues that Jiang Zemin's power is weakening following Hu Jintao's elevation to the presidency in 2003. There have been persistent rumours that Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu, a key Jiang ally, will step down. Jiang Zemin ...

  6. Rehabilitation paved way for economic upheaval that shaped modern China

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Wenyuan, Shanghai party chief Zhang Chunqiao and former Shanghai textile worker Wang Hongwen would later be blamed for the 10 years of chaos during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution. Deng's rehabilitation would come several months after their arrests, at a July 1977 meeting, when he was reappointed as vice-premier and to posts in the Communist Party's ruling Politburo and the military ...

  7. Corruption- the ugly side of the economic reform boom

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai For years, Shanghai could do no wrong, racing along with double-digit growth and offering a blueprint for a modern China. So when the city's highest leader, Communist Party secretary Chen Liangyu, was sacked for corruption in 2006, it tarnished the Shanghai model of development. Chen used the Shanghai pension fund as his own personal bank, giving money ...

  8. Clean image, steady hands bode well for city's youngest mayor

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... but mainly in Communist Party positions. He was first appointed secretary of the Shanghai branch of the Communist Youth League. Although the Youth League is considered one of the power bases ... of the mayor's rare mistakes was making bullish comments about the property market that may come back to haunt him. Like Chen Liangyu, Mr Han has ties to Huang Ju, another former Shanghai party secretary ...

  9. Editorial airs official concern at Shanghai scandal

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Qin Yu, who was the secretary of city Communist Party chief Chen Liangyu when he was mayor. 'Severe punishment must be meted out for government officials who use their power ... to investigate the case. The investigation comes before key Communist Party meetings in October and next year at which Mr Hu is expected to try to strengthen his power after taking the post of party ...

  10. Parched Chongqing sees sinister connection to party chief's name

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Chongqing residents have a simple explanation for what has brought the worst drought in 50 years to their city: the new Communist Party secretary, Wang Yang. His name literally means 'vast body of water', but since Mr Wang, an outsider from Anhui province, took over as party chief last year, the water has disappeared. 'People say he took all ...




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