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    In a sign of compromise, Politburo reveals date of 18th party congress

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... The highly anticipated meeting of the Communist Party's decision-making Politburo yesterday and its announcement of the date for the crucial 18th national congress suggest ... wrapped up a Politburo meeting, chaired by party chief and President Hu Jintao , yesterday, with an announcement that the party's 18th national congress will convene on November 8. ...

  2. Spotlight on Bo's Politburo supporter

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... coup and Politburo divisions. However unlikely it might be, any action against Zhou, a member of the innermost Politburo Standing Committee, would have more significant bearing than ... an insider said. Analysts say pressure is now mounting on Zhou, but this does not mean he will be disciplined or ousted months before his scheduled retirement. The purging of a Politburo Standing ...

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    Bo decision allows China to focus on succession

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 07:17pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... communists can finally focus on the crucial task of ensuring a smooth transition to a new generation of leaders. On Friday, the party’s decision-making Politburo finally took long-awaited action ... by his wife. At the same time, the 25-member Politburo also made the long overdue announcement of the opening of the party congress, now scheduled for November 8, when President Hu Jintao ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Top party meeting called as Bo Xilai trial ends

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Politburo's announcement of Central Committee meeting in November comes day after conclusion of dramatic Bo Xilai hearing Top party meeting called as trial ends The Communist Party announced yesterday it will hold a keynote meeting in November to discuss deepening reforms, a day after wrapping up the trial against disgraced former Politburo member ...

  5. News - China Insider - Bo Xilai

    Bo Xilai associate Jiang Feng Dolby resurfaces in TV documentary

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A woman central to the downfall of former Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai has returned to the public spotlight by interviewing the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf. Jiang Feng Dolby, a former Chinese national television anchor, hosted The Nobel Files, a documentary filmed in Sweden about the Nobel Prize in Literature, which ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP; REUTERS

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Beijing Review of ex-Politburo member's life sentence has small chance of success, legal experts say Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal A Shandong court said yesterday it would hear an appeal by fallen former Politburo member Bo Xilai , who was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last month and jailed for life. Bo ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After Bo Xilai, a fork in the road for China

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of determination to fight corruption. They have since endorsed an investigation into Bo ally Zhou Yongkang , a former security tsar and Politburo Standing Committee member, once a top executive of China National Petroleum Corporation. It is the first time a current or former member of the Politburo Standing Committee has been probed for economic crimes. Bo's case also defines a fork ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - COURTS

    Bo Xilai 'will appeal' verdict and sentence Jinan court hands down

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... former Politburo member departed from convention by vehemently denying the charges against him during a five-day hearing in late August. In a letter to his family after the hearing, the colourful ... Politburo Standing Committee member and Bo's ally, despite corruption probes centred on him. Sources in Jinan said security today would be similar to during the hearing last month when ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Bo Xilai prepares for his 'last stand' against life verdict

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 05:59pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Politburo member filed an appeal, which the high court accepted earlier this month. Beijing-based political analyst Chen Ziming said a final open hearing in the case would serve to show how much ... and denied all three charges against him at his trial in August. The charismatic politician had widely been seen as a top candidate for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee until his fall from ...




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