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  1. Shanghai will be all ears during Hu's visit to gauge city's standing

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... about that. The gleeful murmurs are because President Hu Jintao is expected to officiate at the opening ceremony. As is customary, Mr Hu will use the opportunity to tour the city, meeting officials and ordinary people, and dispensing his wisdom. If he turns up as scheduled, what Mr Hu says will be closely monitored and dissected in Shanghai and elsewhere in the country, and not just ...

  2. Shanghai all smiles after Hu pays visit

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Shanghai officials received what is seen as a boost on Monday, with a rare visit by President Hu Jintao to their panel discussion. During a session opened to the media yesterday, Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng remarked several times that President Hu had supported the city's development during the Monday meeting. It is an NPC tradition that on the first ...

  3. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the city's pension fund, Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng held the post on an acting basis for six months. Chen's removal was widely viewed as a way for president and party general secretary Hu Jintao to bring the city to heel and weaken the powerful 'Shanghai Gang' of present and former leaders. Mr Xi was a compromise candidate acceptable to both Mr Hu and others. ...

  4. Foreign firms urged to pursue copyright fight

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Intellectual property rights are one of the main issues of President Hu Jintao's US tour this week. On Tuesday, on his first stop, Mr Hu visited the headquarters of Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Washington, and had dinner at the home of company chairman Bill Gates. Mr Hu promised to improve intellectual property rights protection, saying this was 'necessary not only for China's ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China Development Bank loans point to stealthy economic stimulus

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, JANE CAI

    ... plan that would mirror moves unveiled at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008. The government, then led by president Hu Jintao and premier Wen Jiabao , rolled out a 4 trillion yuan ...

  6. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Reins on Shanghai set to be loosened

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... for future development. It was more than lip service and underscores a profound shift in Beijing's attitude towards Shanghai. Xi, unlike his predecessor Hu Jintao , spent time in the city's ... to deepen reform to "gnawing at a hard bone". His remarks contrasted starkly with Hu's previous emphasis on building a "harmonious society". Over the past decade, with Hu ...

  7. Arrests over threats to bomb Shanghai airport, supermarkets

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 opening of the five-month-long Shanghai World Expo, security is a top concern in the city. Both President Hu Jintao and Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu stressed the need for adequate security preparations during visits to the municipality last month. Hu said the city government had to give top priority to security during the Expo because it was an important event for the whole ...

  8. Shanghai chief vows clean reign

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of an outsider showed the determination of President Hu Jintao to bring Shanghai into line and threw into question the political future of Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng, who was serving as acting party secretary following the corruption scandal, analysts said. 'Hu wants someone he can trust to govern Shanghai,' said Jing Huang, a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings ...

  9. Crackdown on newspaper sends a chilling signal

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 10 years' under President Hu Jintao. On its front page on Tuesday, the Oriental Morning Post carried a report on a speech Hu gave to top party officials in Beijing, in which he said ...

  10. News - China - TRADE

    Exclusive: Li Keqiang fought strong opposition for Shanghai free-trade zone plan

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... is anxious to restart a programme of economic reforms considered to have stalled under former president Hu Jintao and ex-premier Wen Jiabao. Some have argued that President Xi Jinping and Premier Li ...




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