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  1. Sneaking a peak behind top committee's closed doors

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the top leadership reshuffle scheduled for next year when seven of the nine Politburo Standing Committee members, including Hu and Wen, will step down and make way for a younger generation headed ... and to hear President Hu Jintao 's annual work report on behalf of the Politburo- the only two items on the agenda well publicised in advance. However, as is customary with the annual plenary ...

  2. Illustrious string of alumni have shaped nation

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Standing Committee of the 13th Politburo of the party's Central Committee in the late 1980s were Tsinghua graduates- Song Ping (1935, chemistry major) and Yao Yilin (1934, history). Besides ... Huang Ju and Wu Guanzheng were all members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the party's top decision-making body. Huang, who died in June 2007, studied electrical engineering from 1956 ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the story headlined 'Xi warns Taiwan on 1992 consensus' on page A5 yesterday, the warning for Taiwan not to deny the '1992 consensus' was made by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, ...

  4. Immunity ruling by Standing Committee does present some problems for HK

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I share some of the sentiments expressed by Philip Bowring in his column ('Damaging blow to our lifeblood', September 4), although it requires clarification. It is not correct to say that the ruling of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) in the Congo case applies to any immunity that may be accorded to the Central People's Government ...

  5. Standing ovation as Jaing makes surprise appearance

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as well as to send out a message that he is still capable of wielding considerable influence ahead of next year's leadership reshuffle. The former leader was greeted with a standing ovation when he walked onto the rostrum, all smiles and waving, behind President Hu Jintao but ahead of more than a dozen current and former members of the Politburo Standing Committee. Apparently ...

  6. HK Basic Law Committee is definitely not just a rubber stamp

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report ('Beijing to bring HK courts into line', August 25). The headline implies that the Standing Committee (SC) of the National People's Congress (NPC) ... Tat-ming that the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee is just a rubber stamp are regrettable. The committee was established pursuant to the decision of the NPC made on April 4, 1990, to study questions ...

  7. More must be done to end disputes

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... emotions. The root causes of the disputes must be dealt with. The party's top security official, Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, has urged authorities to try to resolve ... Yang's chances of elevation to the Politburo, but while it solved the immediate issue, the question of how the authorities will deal with such divisive land issues in future remains unresolved. ...

  8. Veteran revolutionary Chen Muhua dies

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Former vice-premier Chen Muhua died in Beijing yesterday, aged 90. The veteran Communist Party of China revolutionary, the second female vice-premier, held several other key posts including state councillor, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress vice-chairwoman and All-China Women's Federation president. In 1985, she became the People's ...

  9. Warm embrace of red culture to win 'new left'

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is a frontrunner for promotion to the more senior Politburo Standing Committee, the pinnacle of the party's decision-making hierarchy, as part of a once-a-decade leadership transition at the 18th Party Congress next autumn. Other contenders for promotion to the Politburo Standing Committee include Guangdong party chief Wang Yang and his Shanghai counterpart Yu Zhengsheng . Bo has won ...

  10. NPC chairman full of praise on Chongqing visit

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo, the second-ranked member of the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, has become its fifth committee member ... be the most rampant,' Wu said. 'Some regions may have to wage similar campaigns- they can't afford not to.' Wu was the fifth member of the Politburo Standing Committee ...




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