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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Cadres praise Zhang Dejiang's short stint as party chief in Chongqing

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... He was party chief for only eight months, after Bo Xilai's downfall, but the praise flowed freely Zhang Dejiang was not in Chongqing long, spending just eight months as party chief for the western metropolis. But that did not stop officials from show ...

  2. Congress delegates still to be elected

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... certain to secure its holder a seat on the powerful Politburo committee, was one of main reasons for the postponement. Beijing has also failed to hold its party congress on schedule, without ... the years. 'About 400 senior party members have participated in the pre-election of the party's 25-strong Politburo, compared to slightly more than 300 at the 17th congress,' Liu said, ...

  3. Former official 'takes own life'

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an adverse effect on the promotion aspirations of his boss, Bo Xilai, to the Communist Party's top Politburo Standing Committee this autumn. The futures of Wang and Bo were a hotly debated topic ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Rising star Sun Zhengcai named as party chief of Chongqing

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, CHOI CHI-YUK, Daniel Ren

    ... municipality's new mayor. Sun, 49, became one of the Politburo's two youngest members when he was admitted to the powerful body after last week's party congress. The top post in Chongqing ... Yu Zhengsheng as Shanghai's party chief. Yu and Zhang were made members of the party's supreme Politburo Standing Committee last week. Xinhua said that Zhao Leji, who became ...

  5. Bo Xilai may have weathered the storm

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had received guests in public since rumours earlier this week that he had submitted his resignation to the Politburo. Bo reiterated his achievements in improving the southwestern ... to promote communist ideology. His anti-triad crackdown and the red songs campaign had helped make him a strong contender for promotion to the supreme Politburo Standing Committee at this year's ...

  6. Power struggle set to intensify

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. Zhang Ming, from Renmin University in Beijing, said he believed the rumours were largely true. 'Although no one expected the day to come so ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. TV report casts doubt on Bo offer to resign

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Embattled Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai made an appearance on state television yesterday amid rampant speculation that he has tendered his resignation to the Politburo. China Central Television's 7pm news bulletin showed Bo attending a Politburo meeting, chaired by party general secretary Hu Jintao, on Monday. His presence cast doubt on a widely circulated report ...

  9. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... All of the 25 Politburo members except Bo attended the meeting to review a draft amendment to the Criminal Procedural Law, and no seat was reserved for him on the stage. The reason for his ... delegation in the main news broadcast on CCTV last night. The event was attended by Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of law and order. Bo came under the spotlight ...

  10. 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- ...




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