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  1. Politburo tackles social unrest

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com A Politburo meeting chaired by President Hu Jintao yesterday discussed ways to 'strengthen and innovate' social management, state ... prosperity,' the report said. The term 'social management'- first introduced by Hu at a Politburo meeting in February- has become a buzzword used by the central government as a euphemism ...

  2. More must be done to end disputes

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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. ... 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 ...

  3. Beijing puts stress on stable growth

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Politburo said after a meeting chaired by party chief Hu Jintao. The Communist Party's top leaders also pledged yesterday to maintain controls on housing prices and emphasise the stimulation ... structure. The Politburo meeting followed the release of a slew of economic data for last month by the National Bureau of Statistics, which showed a sharp slowdown in inflation and the moderation ...

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

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economist. 'Cultural reform' is the sole agenda item for the sixth plenary session of the 17th Party Congress, which will begin tomorrow in Beijing. Bo, currently a Politburo member, 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

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

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. Intelligence chief calls for huge ID database

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yongkang, head of the Communist Party's political and legislative affairs commission and the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security and social stability, said social ... Jintao introduced the phrase at a Politburo meeting. A few days later, mysterious online postings began calling for peaceful Sunday afternoon protests in major mainland cities, modelled ...

  9. 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- ...

  10. 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 Nation ...




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