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  1. Li Keqiang: Scholar who passed up foreign study for party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The political life of Li Keqiang began in a destitute village. In 1974, at the age of 19, Mr Li, a high school graduate from Hefei No8 Secondary School, shared the fate ... congress. 'On campus, Li Keqiang was a student with an active mind and sharp words,' Mr Wang was quoted in an earlier report as saying. 'He has his own independent thinking ...

  2. Protege Li steps into spotlight

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Politburo Standing Committee member Li Keqiang. Tipped to be one of China's next top leaders, Mr Li, a close ally of President Hu Jintao, made his foreign reception debut yesterday morning when he met European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and other EU officials at the Great Hall of the People. Mr Li's opening remarks showed slight nervousness but were on the whole ...

  3. Deadly fires stoked by social tensions

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in Liaoning's Benxi county on Wednesday. The China News Service quoted Liaoning party chief Li Keqiang as saying anyone found responsible would be harshly punished. The explosion killed at least 25 ...

  4. Hu protege shows he's got what it takes

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of December 26 in 2004 coincided with another, more positive, seismic shift in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Li Keqiang, on his 12th day as the province's new party chief, made ... Vice-Governor Li Jia, in charge of the project. It was the new party chief who accelerated the project. Four days after returning to Shenyang, the provincial capital, from the Modigou slums, Li Keqiang ...

  5. Editor's Note

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Carmen Li

    ... Carmen Li The term career women used to conjure up cliched images of power-suited, Wall Street-type workaholics. However, that image has changed considerably given the number of women who ... list are loaded with essential workplace clothes and accessories to make your wardrobe selection easier. On behalf of STYLE, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Carmen Li ...

  6. Country Garden falls on news of suspect land deal

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Shares of Country Garden Holdings, the mainland's biggest developer in terms of land bank size, fell yesterday on a report the company had colluded with a local government to buy a large plot of land in Anhui province at a low price - the third scandal in two months. While most Hong Kong and mainland property stocks rose, Country Garden bucked the trend, dropping ...

  7. Hung Hom housing project sees strong demand despite high prices

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development will have an additional reason to celebrate this Christmas, as flats offered for sale at their Harbour Place development in Hung Hom have attracted strong demand amid falling interest rates and rising household incomes. Hundreds of home-seekers and property agents were queueing outside the sales office in Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  8. Property, financial stocks dive over tightening fears

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Natalie Chiu Rates and stricter lending worries spark sell-off in markets Mainland property and financial stocks tumbled yesterday over concerns the central government will announce a new round of policies aimed at reining in the overheated economy. Investors worried that Beijing will continue to raise interest rates, tighten lending policies to slow home prices ...

  9. Major pay increases on the cards for junior PLA officers

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Junior People's Liberation Army officers are expected to receive a major windfall in the coming months with the Communist Party's Central Military Commission giving the go-ahead for a major increase in their benefits. Allowances tied to military ranks for certain low-ranking officials will be increased by up to 150 per cent to about 250 yuan per month, the PLA ...

  10. Wen promises to halt price rises

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to increase food production as part of government efforts to bring down prices that have worsened the hardship of many low-income families this year. During visits to underprivileged families in Beijing yesterday, Mr Wen also vowed to crack down on food hoarding and profiteering by some food manufacturers and distributors. He chatted ...




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