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  1. Liaoning Party chief Wang Min eyes Politburo prize

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 04:11pm

    ...   Liaoning Party chief Wang Min eyes Politburo prize Liaoning's Communist Party secretary, Wang Min, responded to 34 online petition letters in July, a show of sympathy for public concerns ...   Retiring central banker Zhou led financial reform While central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan doesn't have the political heft that goes with membership of the Communist Party's Politburo ...

  2. News - 18th Party Congress

    Breaking the glass ceiling in the Politburo Standing Committee

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com State councillor Liu Yandong may redefine China's political image if she becomes the Politburo Standing Committee's first woman member ... crack its doors slightly wider open. Liu, 66, has an outside chance of becoming the first woman member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the party's top decision-making body. ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Why seven always beats nine (even without an official cat)

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... an official cat) Over the past six months, the South China Morning Post has repeatedly suggested that the line-up of the Chinese Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo standing committee ... that real power resides with the smaller body, the Communist Party's Politburo standing committee. What is surprising, however, given Parkinson's inflationary trend, is that party leaders ...

  4. News - China

    Zhao Leji a man whose time has come

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... as head of the party's central organisation department he will also become a member of the party's powerful Politburo. And given his relative youth, that would put him in a prime position for membership of the party's Politburo Standing Committee in five years' time. Various media and government sources in Xian have linked Zhao to several new positions this year, ...

  5. Comment - Debates

    China's top leadership: is a smaller club good or bad?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 02:38pm

    ... A meeting held by the Chinese Communist Party's leadership at Beidaihe about two month ago reportedly decided that the Standing Committee of the Party's Politburo ... and head of the security apparatus are likely to be downgraded to normal Politburo members. How will this decision, if upheld at the 18th Party Congress in November, affect China's political ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS SHIRLEY YAM

    Hope fades for reform and power sharing at the top

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... that the next five years will allow time for Xi Jinping to consolidate his power and reformers will be able to join the Politburo Standing Committee when the five members retire in 2018. Yet, I cannot ... months before the reshuffle, the public saw the fall of a Politburo member and potential leadership heir Bo Xilai. They were told Bo has accumulated more than US$6 billion in graft; plotted ...

  7. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai civil servants hope for raise if 'stingy' Party chief gets promotion

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... on November 8- although some say he may not be able to secure a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee, the epicentre of power. The possible promotion has Shanghai officials quietly sizing up his ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Party plenum promotes two generals and confirms Bo Xilai expulsion

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... an earlier decision by the Politburo to expel Bo, the former Chongqing party boss, as well as Liu Zhijun, the former railway minister, Xinhua said. Bo and Liu can now be expected to face criminal ... Fan, 65, and Xu Qiliang, 62, are both expected to be promoted to the Politburo at the party congress later this week. It is widely believed that Xu is a protégé of former president Jiang Zemin, ...


    Will Mao Zedong's philosophy live on in party constitution?

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by CARY HUANG IN BEIJING

    ... issued after the party's 24-member Politburo met on Monday, made references to President Hu Jintao, his predecessor Jiang Zemin, and Deng Xiaoping, the architect of China's ... a decision on whether to acknowledge Mao's ideology, particularly after the Bo Xilai saga this year. Bo, a high-flying Politburo member until his recent downfall, had gained considerable ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Communist Party's well-planned route to successful rule

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by ZHENGXU WANG

    ... But that was exactly the point: a consensus on policy and ideological lines had already been achieved prior to the event. How the new Politburo and its Standing Committee were selected attracted more attention ... in the Politburo. The other two, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli had each been on the Politburo for just one term. But Wang had already served one term at a deputy state-level position (as a vice- premier) ...




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