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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's new Politburo may deal more firmly with North Korea

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... with Pyongyang. When Hu Jintao was at the helm, the Politburo Standing Committee lacked members with direct personal experience in North Korea. Despite being the supreme organ of national power, ... know that the "kid gloves only" treatment of the previous Politburo Standing Committee may be coming to an end. Adam Cathcart is lecturer in history at Queen's University, ...

  2. News - 18th Party Congress

    Hunan stalwart Zhou Qiang set for Politburo despite Li Wangyang scandal

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... at the party congress it will be a major political boost for the tuanpai, with his relative youth putting him in pole position for membership of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The party secretary of a troubled province is regarded as a reformist and a strong bet for the Politburo but he may be too low-key for some Untainted ...

  3. News - China

    Party's silence over 18th congress dates is deafening

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... leadership. These appointments include a new Politburo and its Standing Committee, a new Central Military Commission and a new Secretariat, the party's nerve centre, as well as the heads ... in mid-August. A Politburo meeting should then have been held around the middle of this month to announce the date of the last party plenum of the 17th party Central Committee, at which paperwork ...

  4. Shanghai will be all ears during Hu's visit to gauge city's standing

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to be elected as a new member of the Politburo Standing Committee at the 17th National Congress, which is just two weeks away. He is also likely to be one of the chosen few to compete for Mr Hu's ... standing as the country's premier financial centre could be fading following the arrest of the city's former party boss, Chen Liangyu . Many Shanghainese are wondering why Tianjin ...

  5. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... talks and the Sino-US strategic dialogue, is poised to become Mr Wen's top adviser on foreign relations, replacing retiring State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan. The decision most likely to stand out in the reshuffle will be Li Keqiang, at 52 the youngest member of the ultra-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, taking over as executive vice-premier with direct oversight ...

  6. Memoirs refute legitimacy of June 4 order

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destroyed that myth. 'There has been public hearsay that the Politburo Standing Committee meeting resulted in a vote of three against two, but in fact there was no 'three-versus-two' ... in fact the standing committee held no formal vote,' Zhao says. This contradicts the official version of events. Xinhua, in its report of the June 4 movement, said: 'The Politburo ...

  7. News - China

    Long after retirement, Jiang Zemin continues to exert his influence

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the contest for seats on the next Politburo Standing Committee, the party's top power echelon. Dr Cheng Li, director of research at the John Thornton China Centre at the Brookings Institution ... the most powerful job in China, he packed the 25-member decision-making Politburo and its nine-member standing committee with his own supporters. Lin pointed out that seven out of the nine standing ...

  8. The date is set, now the guessing game is about the players

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of members of the more powerful Politburo Standing Committee. But both of them should be seen as dark-horse candidates for the Standing Committee. This is particularly so for Mr Xi, who boasts ... Standing Committee- the party's highest decision-making body. But the word from the corridors of power in Beijing is that the new lineup has yet to be finalised, that jockeying for power ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi off to good start but must deliver on higher expectations

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the promise. A Politburo Standing Committee motorcade dispensed with traffic controls and Xi himself avoided the extravagant ceremony and tight security accorded his predecessors during an inspection ... in the breach than the observance; and abuse of power routinely violates people's rights. That said, Xi has made a good beginning, with the Politburo pledging to rein in the over-the-top working ...

  10. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    Xi Jinping warns corruption threatens party's rule

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... transition of power. The most notable scandal involved the dramatic fall of former Politburo member Bo Xilai , once a contender for the party's supreme Politburo Standing Committee, who now ... in March, pledged at the new Politburo's first "learning session" on Saturday that there would be no mercy shown in the battle against graft. The party is confronting slower economic ...




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