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  1. Politburo says stable economy remains priority

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Grave concern at overheating risk The Politburo said yesterday its top priority in macroeconomic control was to prevent the economy from overheating, Xinhua reported. At a meeting ... while inflation jumped to a 33-month high of 4.4 per cent in June against a targeted rate of 3 per cent. The Politburo promised to fine-tune the economy, saying 'the appropriately stable ...

  2. Politburo renews vow to do more for nation's 83m disabled

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Communist Party leaders have renewed their pledge ahead of the Paralympics in September to spend more to help the expanding disabled population, most of whom have been left behind in the economic boom. At a Politburo meeting yesterday chaired by party chief President Hu Jintao, it was admitted that despite talk of more attention being paid ...

  3. Beijing promises relief by 2020 for those living in poverty

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... public services, Xinhua reported after a Politburo meeting yesterday. The government's poverty alleviation plan for the next 10 years was deliberated at the meeting. People living below ... is US$1.25 per day, or about 3,000 yuan a year. Politburo members pledged to raise the line and increase spending in poverty alleviation in the next decade, the report said, but it didn't give ...

  4. State media lavishes praise on rising star

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai's new leadership. Mr Xi, 54, is a rising political star and is widely rumoured to become a new member to the Politburo Standing Committee. Mr Xi is the son of the late reformist vice-premier ...

  5. Wife 'behind death'

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao BEIJING- Bo Xilai was a high-flying Communist Party boss in Chongqing until his career came to an abrupt end. Bo has been stripped of his position as a member of the Central Committee and the Politburo. He is also under investigation by the anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Mainland news agency Xinhua said Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, ...

  6. Candidate cull 'sign of progress'

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... at which the new Central Committee will elect the Politburo and its standing committee, the apex of power in mainland politics. Competitive margins in the primary elections were bigger than those ... vote were unknown, Xinhua said. The sizes of the new Central Committee, Politburo and its standing committee have also not been made public, illustrating the party's ultimately opaque ...

  7. Police use tear gas on third day of protest

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... stage and construction would not start unless it passed an environmental assessment and won the consent of local residents. Haimen is in the district's jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Politburo ...

  8. 'Soft power' helps safeguard trade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... little significant improvement to the livelihood of Africans. Propaganda chief Li Changchun , a member of the Chinese Politburo Standing Committee, told a group of African journalists last year ...

  9. Central Committee member dismissed

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Communist Party has formally announced the removal of Yu Youjun, a former vice-minister of culture, from the Central Committee. The decision to dismiss Dr Yu, 55, was endorsed yesterday by the full Central Committee, although the decision was made by the Politburo early last month, Xinhua said. Xinhua said Dr Yu was given a two-year probationary period on his ...

  10. 'Resolute' decision to expel Bo is praised by media

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the central leadership by his arbitrary decision to sack his former close aide Wang Lijun without gaining approval from Beijing. Bo was suspended from the party's 25-strong Politburo ...




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