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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. ...

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

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

    ... Western mega city sending biggest trade delegation yet to HK in wake of scandal Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan will lead a large business delegation to Hong Kong early next week to attract new investment as the mainland city seeks to rebound from the scandal-tainted era of its former party boss Bo Xilai. People familiar with the matter said Huang would promote several sectors, ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. News - China

    What does Bo Xilai’s trial mean for other graft cases?

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com As Bo Xilai is likely to sink into obscurity behind bars, his legacy will be the extensive fallout from the nation's worst political scandal in decades Has justice been served? The trial of Bo Xilai is the last nail in the coffin of the once-high-flyer's political life, as the former Politburo member and Chongqing party chief disappears ...

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    Little progress in rule of law since Gang of Four trial

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Little progress since Gang of Four trial It's the nation's biggest political trial in years. But analysts say the Bo Xilai case shows that little progress has been made over rule of law and judicial independence since another blockbuster political case - that of the Gang of Four in 1980 and 1981. They say procedural arrangements show ...

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    Bo Xilai trial is a public show but within bounds, analysts say

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com A public show - within bounds The unusual decision to run an official live blog of Bo Xilai's trial has given the former Chongqing party boss the chance to mount his feisty defence in public - but analysts believe Bo is defending himself within limits agreed by the authorities. The Communist Party is also using the blog and Bo's defence ...

  10. 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 ...




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