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  1. Judicial reforms top list for Politburo

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tension and support the country's economic reforms, state media reported yesterday. The approval was given in a meeting of the party's decision-making Politburo yesterday, which ... people feel very dissatisfied and really make the reform for the people, dependent on the people and beneficial to the people,' the report quoted the Politburo as saying. But the party ...

  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. All eyes on Xi at plenary session

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... But top of the official agenda will be a strategic development blueprint for the next five years. The Politburo has decided the plenary session will be convened from October 15 to 18, Xinhua reported yesterday. The decision was made at a Politburo meeting reviewing its work since the plenary session a year ago, Xinhua reported, citing the general office of the party's Central ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. In absence of facts, rumours of coup take centre stage

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... passing through the centre of Beijing. This came just days after Bo, a controversial politician who was until recently seen as a strong contender for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee ... leaders have kept mum about what will happen to him, even though he remains a Politburo member. But Bo is no ordinary Politburo member. He is a princeling who reportedly has extensive connections ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hu's choice of heir far from assured as party readies for reshuffle

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Party's 17th congress next month. Not least because his name is high on every list of rumoured new leaders circulating in Beijing. As a new member of the Politburo Standing Committee, Mr Li ... Xi's chances because he was appointed as the Shanghai party secretary only in March. It is unlikely he would be moved so soon, so he is most likely to become a Politburo member instead ...

  8. Ambitious cadres face long march to the top

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a crucial career step for would-be Politburo members? The answer is an average of 35 years of impeccable apprenticeship, according to a recent study of 31 incumbent provincial party chiefs. ... was important, said analysts, because such positions were usually prerequisites for elevation to the central leadership. Eight of the nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee worked as provincial ...

  9. Vice-premier is sick, but may not be quitting yet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... illness following weeks of speculation about his condition. Mr Huang has been absent from major events usually attended by the entire Politburo Standing Committee. The South China Morning Post ... in charge of financial reforms. Were Mr Huang, an ally of ex-leader Jiang Zemin, to quit, it would clear a politburo seat for an ally of President Hu Jintao. ...

  10. New and old guard stage rare show of harmony

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Ping and former NPC chairman Wan Li mixed with current Politburo Standing Committee and Politburo members in the front row. The frail elders- Mr Wan and Mr Liu are 91 while Mr Song is 90- ... of attention yesterday as observers tried to find clues as to whether he would remain on the Politburo Standing Committee after the congress. Mr Zeng sat straight and listened to the speech ...




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