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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    After powerful start, Li Keqiang's frustration grows with resistance to reforms

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:15am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Premier Li Keqiang grows impatient with stonewalling officials hampering his reforms Starting powerful, becoming frustrated Does Premier Li Keqiang have the strength of character to live up to his name, which means "to become powerful"? This is still a big question for many analysts who have closely tracked Li's stewardship of the world's ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Opaque policymaking is the breeding ground of corruption

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the imposters received sentences of between 13 to 15 years. In 2010, Ding was cheated of five million yuan from another imposter who claimed to know the secretary to Li Yuanchao, then the head ... a lunch with Li, who is now the country's vice-president. The imposter confessed after he was arrested that he did not know the secretary and simply pocketed the money after telling Ding ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Bureaucratic inertia stalls reform drive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:25am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... bureaucratic resistance which has significantly stalled the reform initiative. As written in this column a few weeks ago, Premier Li Keqiang reportedly pounded on the table during one State Council ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Justice steps in where stability once ruled

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 06:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... cover-up and its subsequent impact on the mainland economy put them to a severe test. After a promising start, the current leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are now faced with even bigger ... importance" in politics. To their credit, Xi and Li have not yielded to the pressure, but they are exhibiting a degree of frustration with the lack of progress on the reform front. In order ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Generational change on hold

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and continuity over a new breed of officials, including Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang and Li Yuanchao, the powerful head of the party's Organisation Department responsible for personnel ... is set to take over as party chief at the congress and the state presidency in March from Hu Jintao, 70. Li Keqiang, 57, is expected to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao, also 70. But the line-up ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Legal fate of Zhou Yongkang vexes leadership

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of two former secretaries, including Li Zhen, who was later executed. Contrary to public expectations at the time Cheng would be publicly prosecuted, he was quietly set free following his ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping might be strong reformer China needs - to surprise of the West

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... on the Politburo Standing Committee with his protégés and allies - accounting for five of the seven members. Moreover, they pointed to the fact that Li Yuanchao and Wang Yang, two relatively younger ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Central government must prove 'war on smog' not just hot air

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... is not just hot air There was a perverse sense of irony on Wednesday when Premier Li Keqiang announced China would "declare war" on pollution while Beijing, along with much of the country, was enjoying a rare, cloudless day with crisp air. In his first government work report, Li vowed to fight pollution with the same zeal and determination China has employed to eradicate poverty, ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Premier Li: strong, or just moderate?

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... as Li Keqiang made his debut as the new premier in front of the international media, on the last day of the annual plenary sessions of National People's Congress and the Chinese ... the mainlanders to look at stars in the sky, Li avoided the high-sounding rhetoric and instead chose popular slang to illustrate his points. Already billed by the state media as the reform-minded premier, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    In party network, 'lowly' secretary jobs highly prized

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... serving leaders have risen to become powerful officials with the help of their former bosses. It cited the example of Li Wei, once a secretary to former premier Zhu Rongji. Li has become the head ... running amok is Li Zhen, a secretary to Cheng Weiguo, the party chief of Hebei province in the 1990s. Li, with Cheng's backing, accepted bribes, colluded with Cheng's family members ...




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