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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 ...

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    Cautious reformers tipped for new China leadership

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 09:46am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Sources close to the leadership say 10 main candidates are vying for seven seats on the party’s next Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world’s ... more than 500 million users. He has been a member of the wider Politburo for two five-year terms ending this year. Liu has not worked directly for the Communist Youth League, but is aligned ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping overhauls leaders' working style to regain public's trust

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Politburo meeting outlines vision for a streamlined and more low-key party apparatus The Communist Party leadership has rolled out a raft of pledges to revamp the working style of senior officials, calling for fewer empty words and a lower-key treatment of top leaders in an effort to win back "lost trust". A meeting of the party's Politburo yesterday, chaired by new ...

  4. Media savvy softens Xinjiang secretary's hardline stance

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be appointed to the Communist Party's powerful Politburo, and as the power struggle heats up ahead of the party's leadership reshuffle this autumn. But Zhang has appeared confident in his ... experience than some of his potential contenders for a Politburo seat. ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong party launches scheme to eject 'unqualified' members

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Provincial body's pilot scheme is in line with the Politburo's ambition to control party numbers Guangdong out to remove weak party members Guangdong's Communist Party committee has launched a pilot programme to eject "unqualified" party members. It says the drive is in line with a recent Politburo decision to control the size ...

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    Hu Jintao's place in the Communist Party hierarchy

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... of the party. In the past 10 years, Jiang's name has always come after Hu's, but before Wu Bangguo's . Wu ranked second in the Politburo Standing Committee during Hu's administration. But if Hu wants to break the tradition, he could rank ninth after Xi, Jiang and the new members of the Politburo Standing Committee. That would most likely not go down well among his ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Chinese Communist Party's 17th Central Committee has last gathering

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... will top the agenda for the plenum. It will also formally expel the disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai and the former railways minister Liu Zhijun from the party. Although all the paperwork ... congress, which is widely expected to last for a week, although there is no official announcement yet. According to Politburo decisions over the past two months, the official agenda of the plenum ...

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    China’s backroom power brokers block reform candidates

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 09:52am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... the party has flirted with “intra-party democracy” to settle factional fighting over the line-up of the standing committee. It held informal polls in 2007 to decide the larger Politburo. Two ... process, the two sources said votes on the new standing committee were taken among the outgoing 24 members of the Politburo and more than 10 party elders, who had retired from senior posts. ...

  9. Executive election method a mystery

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... for party delegates to be elected to the Central Committee and whether it has any timetable for introducing competitive elections at a higher level- the Politburo or its Standing Committee. 'As ... Committee and the Politburo would be conducted by secret ballot, Mr Ouyang said. Although the presidium meeting has approved a list of Central Committee candidates, the number of members ...


    Communist Party to ease off on 'Mao thought'

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang

    ... a meeting of the elite Politburo. The meeting by the 24-strong body will finalise the draft of a report to be submitted for approval by the central committee of the Communist Party, to be held ... the Politburo proposed amending the party constitution based on "important strategic ideas" that have arisen since the last party congress five years ago. The agenda also included "other ...




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