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  1. Hu to take up CMC leadership

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang President and Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao is expected to take over the chairmanship of the state Central Military Commission today after a vote by NPC members. The confirmation will complete the power transition between Mr Hu and his predecessor Jiang Zemin. The state CMC is expected to approve other personnel changes. Xu Caihou, commissar of the General ...

  2. Bo's sacking adds new twist to leadership reshuffle

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leadership- rarely exposed in public- but also casts uncertainty over the important upcoming transition to the fifth generation of leadership. One of the favourite pastimes among the nation's ... Wang Xiangwei As the mainland leadership grapples with one of the biggest political crises in decades following the sacking of Bo Xilai as the Chongqing party secretary, analysts ...

  3. Uncertainty surrounds leadership succession

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for the smooth leadership succession that were set in recent years,' Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek of Hong Kong's City University said. Although Xi was not appointed, few think this means he ... that the latest development could suggest the leadership was unable to reach a consensus on the matter, or perhaps could not decide right now on the correct procedure to install Xi. 'It at least ...

  4. Publication of Jiang poem serves as gentle reminder

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The continuing influence of former president Jiang Zemin in the run-up to next year's expected leadership transition was underscored yesterday by media coverage ... third generation leadership, began the leadership transition to President Hu Jintao in November 2002, when he gave the younger man the post of party chief. Hu succeeded him as president in March ...

  5. Bo's axing seen as liberal coup

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the party's closed and secretive leadership and ensure a smooth transition of power in the months ahead, analysts say. The decision indicated that the party's liberal wing had gained the upper ... to continue for too long as it would damage domestic and international perceptions of the leadership transition at the 18th national congress of the party,' Cheng said. Tsang agreed ...

  6. Li Peng is latest party veteran to bask in spotlight

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Asian and Middle Eastern studies at Duke University. Liu said that Chinese leaders would use the Beidaihe meetings to try to finalise details of the leadership transition and decide how to best ... Bo's downfall had complicated the leadership transition and made the jockeying over positions and ideological issues more intense than ever. As such, he said elders such as Li and Jiang might ...

  7. Wen's calls for reform signal subtle evolution within party

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Party leadership, Wen's daring has raised a lot of questions. Is he cultivating his personal public image or playing a role to balance the Communist leadership's conservative image? Do his comments suggest a rift in the leadership ahead of next year's power transition, or has he chosen to make his frustration with the pace of reform public before his retirement in less ...

  8. Handover year puts China to test

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland and in Hong Kong, are all ingredients of a thoroughly tested transition plan. The once-a-decade leadership handover - originally scheduled for this autumn but now widely rumoured ... the economy will be postponed until after this year's transition, the current administration has three broad objectives to guarantee stability during and after this important leadership handover. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING WANG XIANGWEI

    Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com As party hierarchy meet to select 'fifth generation' of officials, the new leader faces an awkward transition Enduring influence ... are expected to wrap up this week as the leaders return to Beijing, the suspense over the new leadership line-up is most likely to continue until the congress, scheduled for sometime in October. ...

  10. Nine 'right number for top leadership'

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In his article, Hu Angang said the nine-man body should be characterised by 'collective membership', not 'individual' leadership. Hu Xingdou could not say whether Hu Angang's emphasis on the 'collective' and his rejection of 'individual' leadership constituted a challenge to President Hu's authority as the first among the equals ...




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