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  1. Not a word on the conflict from Politburo's Standing Committee

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan All nine members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo remained silent yesterday on the ethnic conflict in Urumqi despite its escalation since Sunday- a contrast with the riots in Lhasa last year. So far only Wang Lequan, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's Communist Party secretary and a member of the Politburo, has spoken out, calling on Han Chinese ...

  2. New rule to make officials accountable approved

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The document was passed by the Politburo of the party's Central Committee, the country's top decision-making body. The Politburo said official accountability would strengthen the supervision ... yesterday, the Politburo also gave the green light to two other documents on improved governance, including one targeting officials of state-owned companies. The most recent scandal involved ...

  3. Reshuffle sees new mayor for Chongqing

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Politburo in 2012. Potential Politburo members often need the experience of two or three top provincial posts, according to analysts. Hu was previously first secretary of the secretariat ... in agriculture. Sun, born in 1963, is also tipped to be a leading candidate for the next Politburo. The government said Sun Chunlan, the 59-year-old vice-chairwoman of the All-China Federation of Trade ...

  4. Ambitious cadres face long march to the top

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a crucial career step for would-be Politburo members? The answer is an average of 35 years of impeccable apprenticeship, according to a recent study of 31 incumbent provincial party chiefs. ... was important, said analysts, because such positions were usually prerequisites for elevation to the central leadership. Eight of the nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee worked as provincial ...

  5. Memoirs refute legitimacy of June 4 order

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

    ... at a meeting at the home of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping on May 17, 1989. A widely held notion was that the decision was put to a formal vote by the five members of the Politburo Standing ... 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' ...

  6. Reshuffle shines spotlight on rising stars

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for positions on the Politburo, the party's all-powerful decision-making body, in three years. But also catching analysts' eyes is the emergence of two 46-year-old rising stars as possible ... for the next Politburo in 2012 but are also probably to become the core of the sixth-generation leaders at the 20th party congress in 2022,' Cheng said. This would resemble the path trod by Hu ...

  7. Li Peng health fear after funeral no-show

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns about his health. All nine incumbent Politburo Standing Committee members, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, attended the funeral at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery ... Political Consultative Conference chairman Li Ruihuan, vice-president Zeng Qinghong, and Politburo Standing Committee members Wei Jianxing and Luo Gan. Mr Jiang, making a rare public appearance, ...

  8. Crime-buster meets city's former boss

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... an important political message- it is a show of unity likely ordered by the central leadership aimed at quashing speculation about a rivalry between them. Wang and Bo, both Politburo members ... the Politburo, to dispel public speculation.' The central leadership is wary that the two men are jockeying for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee, and is probably keen to see ...

  9. Beijing plans policy change on economy

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... recent positive signs. A meeting of the Politburo, the nation's leading decision-making body, is scheduled for this month and will discuss policy initiatives aimed at consolidating ... provinces. Eight members of the Politburo Standing Committee- the top nine-man inner circle of the Communist Party- have fanned out across the country on an unprecedented scale, making a total of 18 ...

  10. Top official endorses Chongqing crackdown

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yongkang, a member of the top decision-making Politburo Standing Committee and the highest ranking official in charge of law enforcement, was reported yesterday by the Chongqing Daily. His comments ... as a strong contender for a place on the Politburo Standing Committee in the 2012 power reshuffle. He is widely considered to be a political rival to Bo, a prominent figure who comes from a powerful ...




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