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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Leadership needs to rein in almighty party secretaries

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the term in various Chinese dictionaries. Within this context, it is not hard to understand why there has been a growing debate within the party leadership and in the state media over how ... of the most important but also most sensitive aspects of the political system, which must be thoroughly and systematically reformed if the leadership wants to curb rampant official corruption and, ...

  4. Annual sessions foreshadow reforms of new leadership

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that is probably one of the most talked-about subjects privately. This is particularly the case this year, as the sessions are the last before this year's once-a-decade leadership change, offering ... and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, who are certain to replace President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in the upcoming leadership changes. Already there is positive chatter that both Xi and Li are bona fide ...

  5. The way of the dragon

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... relations.' As the outside world confronts the leadership transition with little insight into the palace intrigues in Zhongnanhai, Hu Xingdou said he expected the reshuffle to be as orderly ... transition, the leadership as a whole will be less tolerant of any political dissent outside the establishment, tightening its grip over the media and dealing with protests and riots with more ...

  6. Communist leadership sets out plans for poll

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The Communist Party leadership has announced the start of the election of delegates who will attend next autumn's 18th National Party Congress, which will decide the party's new leadership line-up. A total of 2,270 delegates will be elected from 40 electoral units across the country. The elections will be completed by June, according ...

  7. Xi criticises cadres for personal excess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as top retired and current leaders are gathering to hammer out the final leadership line-up before a key transition of power at the party congress. Analysts said the prominence the magazine gave ... secretary in March and later stripped of his Politburo membership for what the central leadership said were 'serious breaches of party discipline'. The sensation over Bo's ousting has ...

  8. Battle for power

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the autumn. The transfer of power, when it happens, will be the most important change in leadership in decades, but the transition may not go as smoothly as first thought. The reshuffle will see many ... and financial administration, foreign policy, public security and military operations,' Li wrote in a paper titled 'The Battle for China's Top Nine Leadership Posts' published ...

  9. Thought control called for at universities

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. Xi is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao in a new Politburo line-up at the Communist Party's 18th national congress - with the party seeking a smooth transition and attempting ... in managing universities, and having active and strong party influence at the grass-roots level - to ensure the smooth opening of the congress. The transition of power from Hu to Xi will represent ...

  10. Hu likely to go quietly from the scene

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will find themselves in charge after this year's leadership succession and their predecessors. Although it is wrapped in total secrecy, the leadership succession has become more systematised since Deng Xiaoping ended the lifetime appointments of officials in the 1980s. And, more significantly, the upcoming change of power will be the first time that the new leadership ...




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