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  1. Jiang had his sights on academic role... until June 4

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... graduated in 1947. He said he had no idea he would be made the national party chief. 'Human beings can't foresee their own fates,' he said. His new assignment was given by Deng Xiaoping, paramount leader at the time. When Jiang was told he was to replace Zhao Ziyang, the then party chief who was purged for showing empathy towards the student protesters, Jiang was reluctant ...

  2. Rumours of Jiang Zemin's death abound amid official silence

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rumours were reminiscent of ones circulating before the death of Deng Xiaoping in 1997. 'Every news media outlet was trying to guess when and whether Deng died,' he recalled. Additional ...

  3. Group says news of Sichuan riot concealed

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi More than 1,000 protesters clashed with police last month over the controversial death of a high school student in the home town of late leader Deng Xiaoping, a human rights body ... official said yesterday, refusing to give her name. 'As Comrade Deng Xiaoping's home town, we've tried to maintain a harmonious community.' It was not the only recent protest ...

  4. Hu protege takes over in Shenzhen

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... on the mainland. Shenzhen is one of the five special economic zones launched by late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s. It has been the beneficiary of many tax breaks and other preferential ...

  5. Changing mindsets

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to emancipate the mind was something that Deng Xiaoping emphasised in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution and the death of Mao Zedong. In a dramatic departure from the cult of the personality fostered during the Maoist period, when 'Mao Thought' was said to contain the answer to all the mainland's problems, Deng exhorted people to 'seek truth from facts' ...

  6. Which way forward?

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Since Deng Xiaoping began the process of reform and opening up almost 28 years ago, China has repeatedly had internal debates, often heated, as to whether changes have gone too far. A recent, well-publicised article in the official People's Daily shows that another debate is raging, but party leaders, including President Hu Jintao, have come down decidedly ...


    Communist Party to ease off on 'Mao thought'

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang

    ... doctrines by President Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin and Deng Xiaoping, one key term missing from the Xinhua report was "Mao Zedong thought", an absence that led some China watchers to wonder ... left in the cold in Deng Xiaoping's capitalistic economic reform," said Zhang Ming, a political scientist at Renmin University. The details about the party congress report comes ...

  8. Firmly grounded

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for they are a generation that has been through most of the ups and downs of the People's Republic. The two generations before were technocrats, beneficiaries of both the Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping eras. ... the accidental benefit of Deng's decision in the early 1980s to recruit young technocrats into the party hierarchy. Xi's generation, however, saw their education disrupted and many, such as Xi ...

  9. Liberals slam slow pace of political reform

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Moderates say Communist Party has let Deng Xiaoping's blueprint stagnate Liberal-minded Communist Party members have issued the most scathing criticism of the country's ... story in this month's edition lambasting the party for allowing late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's political reform agenda to stagnate for 18 years. The article carries particular ...

  10. Jiang back in limelight with views on economy

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a similar manner to revolutionary leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The release of the book follows speculation that the power of Mr Jiang and his 'Shanghai Gang' of leaders ...




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