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  1. Politburo signals end to congress prologue

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Preparations finished for party's assembly Communist Party leaders held probably the last Politburo meeting before the 17th party congress yesterday, sending a strong signal that preparations for the five-yearly meeting in mid-October have been completed. The Politburo meeting, chaired by President Hu Jintao, closed with a statement highlighting ...

  2. Sensitive topic of media reform on politburo agenda

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Hu Jintao says it is time to expand 'culture industry', but whether the party will cede control remains to be seen Members of the politburo have met to discuss the future of one ... 'In the end, whether the news media should be treated like an enterprise got glossed over.' Media observers said that the session essentially primed the politburo to think in terms of how ...

  3. Soviet downfall a lesson, says scholar

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to speak on the experience of different political parties in the world at a lecture for members of the Politburo. ...

  4. The jockeying for power that could boost democracy within the party

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... clear whether the size of the Politburo Standing Committee will be reduced to seven or remain at nine, and whether President Hu Jintao will be able to fill the committee mostly with his ... analysts have seemingly staked Mr Hu's authority on whether he can manoeuvre his protege Li Keqiang, the 52-year-old Liaoning party secretary, into the Politburo Standing Committee and make ...

  5. Paper launches drive to boost party chiefs

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a Hong Kong-based commentator. Tianjin party boss and Politburo member Zhang Gaoli is widely expected to ascend to the innermost nine-member Politburo Standing Committee. The party bosses ... policies ahead of the party congress. The congress, to be held in late autumn, will see the largest reshuffle of top positions in recent history as seven Politburo Standing Committee members ...

  6. Rising political stars impress the media pack

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... because they are the next generation of leaders to take over after the 18th party congress in the autumn. Zhang, 65, is likely to be elevated to the nine-people Politburo Standing Committee- the Communist Party's innermost power circle. And speculation is swirling that Zhou, 51, will make it to the Politburo during the leadership transition. 'In the run-up to the leadership ...

  7. Shanghai all smiles after Hu pays visit

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... full-day meeting of the NPC session, members of the Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee visit the provincial delegations they are associated with. Vice-Premier Huang Ju, a Politburo ...

  8. Rising star appointed to clear air over Games

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... focusing on air pollution in Beijing and human rights issues, sources said. Previously, Liu Qi, Beijing party secretary and a Politburo member, was the central government's point man in handling the complex preparatory work involving dozens of government departments, ministries and provinces. Sources said the appointment of Mr Xi, a new Politburo Standing Committee member, did ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Li Changchun: A lid on the media

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu As a member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee and the party's ideological chief, Li Changchun has been at the forefront of propaganda efforts in recent years ... unsanitary blood-selling schemes. In 1997, aged 42, he was promoted to the Politburo as its youngest member, apparently with Mr Jiang's support. In 1998 he became Guangdong's party ...




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