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  1. Turn talk of political reform into action

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the safeguards of political reform, the fruits of economic reforms would be lost and the goal of modernisation would not materialise'. The words 'political reform' in the China context can ... reform - while celebrating the economic reforms of Shenzhen - his emphasis on personal freedoms and the rule of law shows a clear line of thinking. Economic reform without political reform could ...

  2. Political reform is needed, Wen insists

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

    ... the reform and opening-up policies. In an apparent bid to ease discontent over long-stalled political reforms, Wen reiterated his support for greater democracy and public supervision, saying economic ... 'Political reform offers a guarantee for economic reform. Without political reform, economic reform cannot succeed, and the achievements we have made may be lost,' he said yesterday. 'It ...

  3. Wen in renewed plea for wider political reforms

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the party. Speaking to Chinese embassy staff and representatives of the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur, Wen said China needed to carry out political, economic and judicial reforms to balance its growth. He also said China needed to encourage 'independent thinking' among its 1.3 billion people. '[China] must advance political, economic and judicial reforms, so that our ...

  4. Premier undaunted in call for political reform

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 69, known for his populist image, triggered a slew of debates over political reform following a speech on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. 'Without the protection of political reform, the achievements we have made through economic reform may be lost, and hence, the goal of modernisation may be beyond realisation,' Wen said then. He made remarks ...

  5. Grounded: China's political reforms

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

    ... Daily website: 'If the reform of the political system is not carried out, there will be more problems with further economic development.' The party elites, however, have decided ... 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 ...

  6. Political reform with Chinese characteristics is intriguing talk

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the importance of political reform in his annual work report just a few days ago. It was the first time Wen said economic reform and the modernisation drive would not be a complete success without ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing It has become routine that top mainland leaders renew pledges to push ahead with political reform during the parliamentary plenary sessions. This year ...

  7. Wen returns to hot topic of political reform

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic reform without the protection of political reform will not achieve complete success, and might even lose what's been gained,' Wen said in response to a question from the China ... with overseas Chinese media bosses gave him the chance to revisit the highly sensitive topic of political reform. Wen got to elaborate on his bold call last month- made in an eyebrow-raising speech ...

  8. Observers see little hope of political reform

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... any substantial political reform. I expect it to stay as it is,' Andrew Nathan, a professor of political science at Columbia University, said of the congress. But Professor Nathan, ... the country's political system, and opposition would continue to be suppressed. 'China's economic growth has exerted some pressures for more openness, but it has also, through the unfairness ...

  9. Cherish political system, NPC chairman says

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of powers. There have been new calls for reform this year, with some scholars, including famous economist Wu Jinglian, expressing concern that economic reforms will stall if there is no 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 ...

  10. Speak economic truth, Jiang urges leaders

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the state monopoly to deepen economic reforms, as outlined in the 16th congress of the Communist Party. At the congress, the party voted to rewrite its constitution to incorporate Mr Jiang's ... Wang Xiangwei Ex-president said to be unhappy with pace of privatisation Former president Jiang Zemin yesterday appeared to weigh in on the intense debate over the mainland's economic ...




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