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  1. Star mayor of Chongqing faces uncertain future

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Qifan, a close ally of the municipality's party boss, Bo Xilai, faces uncertain career prospects after reportedly being summoned to Beijing to explain why he led a convoy of armed ... and 2009. A former secretary of Huang Ju, late member of the party's Politburo Standing Committee, Huang Qifan was considered a competent technocrat specialising in finance and economics. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Chongqing showing Hong Kong it's back in business after Bo scandal

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Western mega city sending biggest trade delegation yet to HK in wake of scandal Chongqing back to business after Bo Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan will lead ... familiar with the matter said Huang would promote several sectors, including financial services, public housing, infrastructure and transport. The delegation, including top bosses from ...

  3. Mayor says he defied Bo on axing

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Chongqing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan openly challenged disgraced party chief Bo Xilai at a high-level meeting early this year when Bo announced his decision to sack the municipality's police chief, Wang Lijun. A source familiar with the Chongqing municipal government quoted Huang as telling a meeting of top-ranking municipal officials ...

  4. Mayor tries to reassure investors

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday, citing mayor Huang Qifan at a conference on Saturday on the city's first-quarter economic performance and this year's growth prospects. Huang, formerly a staunch supporter ... of the year. Chongqing's gross domestic product in the first three months 'showed a positive growth trend', the paper quoted Huang as saying at the meeting, but the report did ...

  5. Mayor appears likely to escape being purged

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan chaired the meeting yesterday morning at which the Communist Party leadership's decision to remove his boss, Bo Xilai, was announced, in what is being seen as a sign that he is unlikely to be purged soon. Huang, 60, has been widely seen as a close ally of Bo, and speculation was rife about his political future following ...

  6. Waiting game for business after Bo

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the policy legacy left by former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Bo's policy stance seemed closer to Mao Zedong than Deng, but with the help of his deputy, Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan, Bo ... and worried about whether the policy currently in effect will change after the drastic and dramatic personnel reshuffle,' she said. 'If Huang Qifan fails to stay put, the continuity ...

  7. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... saying that Mayor Huang Qifan spoke with Wang at the US consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan, on February 6. Huang also told Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television that Wang was being investigated ...

  8. Chongqing papers print Zhang's CV

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the switch was announced. Chongqing television broadcast a municipal government meeting yesterday chaired by mayor Huang Qifan, which tried to convey a message of business-as-usual by passing legislation plans on livelihood issues such as public housing and schools. Huang, a trusted ally of Bo, said at Thursday's meeting he would support Zhang's leadership, although observers ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Cadres praise Zhang Dejiang's short stint as party chief in Chongqing

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... no one was more emotional about Zhang's departure than long-time Chongqing mayor, Huang Qifan, who had been widely expected to be ousted as a consequence of Bo's downfall. Instead, he was elevated to become a full member of the party's elite Central Committee. Huang twice shed tears while praising Zhang, said an official who attended the event. "Of course, he should ...

  10. News - China

    The art of survival in China: how some of Bo’s cronies cling on

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 08:56pm by Reuters

    ... Party leader Bo Xilai. “Like fish and water,” the portly Huang Qifan told reporters on the sidelines of the annual full session of parliament, using a Chinese expression meaning an almost ... on the Communist Party’s powerful inner circle, the Politburo Standing Committee. “Huang Qifan also exposed wiretapping by Wang Lijun,” the source said, referring to the bugging of telephone calls between ...




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