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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Politburo endorses draft restructuring plan

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Restructuring plan is to be formally adopted by NPC in two weeks along with leadership transition, but changes are not expected to be radical Politburo endorses reform draft The Politburo yesterday endorsed a draft of a State Council restructuring plan that will be tabled for approval in the National People's Congress in two weeks' time. The draft proposes reform ...

  2. News - 18th Party Congress

    Rigidity may cost Heilongjiang party secretary promotion into Politburo

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Heilongjiang's unpopular provincial party secretary Ji Bingxuan probably won't make it into the Politburo, observers say promotion The recent collapse ... Politburo. Ji, 61, has never been particularly popular to begin with, and the widespread criticism of shoddy construction standards caused his popularity to dip even further ahead of the party's ...

  3. News - 18th Party Congress - FOREIGN POLICY

    Top adviser Wang Huning tipped to become vice-premier, enter Politburo

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff reporters Sources say Wang Huning is expected to become vice-premier and gain entrance into Politburo Top adviser tipped to receive twin promotions Wang's role would be blast ... has on occasion suffered from a lack of co-ordination between offices. It is expected Wang, 57, will be elevated to the 25-seat Politburo after the Communist Party's 18th national ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's political reform must combine modern ideals and tradition

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LANXIN XIANG

    ... is a "people's republic", but it resembles neither a republic nor a traditional dynasty; it is an unnatural hybrid of a Chinese political body dominated by an alien political organ, the politburo. The politburo system was abandoned in most parts of the communist world after the end of the cold war, so why does China insist on keeping this ugly relic of the Russian revolution? The party also ...

  5. Business - Companies - POLITICS

    Glass firm's shares rise on perceived links to Zhang Gaoli

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the seven new members of the Politburo Standing Committee. Zhang's elevation to the topmost decision-making body had investors betting on the glass maker's bright prospects, pushing ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Generational change on hold

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the event as a once-in-a-decade generational transition, with power being handed over to the next generation. Seven of the nine Politburo Standing Committee members will retire because of their age ...

  7. 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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com He was party chief for only eight months, after Bo Xilai's downfall, but the praise flowed freely Cadres give Zhanga rousing send-offfrom Chongqing Zhang Dejiang was not in Chongqing long, spending just eight months ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Standing Committee expansion would spoil governance broth

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Standing Committee expansion would spoil governance broth It surprised me to see two China specialists argue that reducing the number of Politburo Standing Committee seats is "regressive" and a "step backwards" ("Small circle", October 8). The authors then advocate increasing the number of seats without analysing how this would affect decision-making. ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Exclusive: Hunan boss Zhou Qiang tipped to be top judge

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Keith Zhai

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Keith Zhai Rise of Hu protégé to court president means he is likely to miss out on Politburo seat; analyst cites his mishandling of the Li Wangyang case Hunan boss tipped ... for the weighty job of Chongqing party chief, a post that would guarantee him a seat on the powerful Politburo. "Word has changed recently- around one month ago. Party personnel officials said Zhou ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi follows in Mao's footsteps on path to consolidate power

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... that when the Politburo announced Xi Jinping's campaign rid the party of "formalism, bureaucratism and behaviour that suggests mediocrity, laziness, laxity and extravagance", what ... on the armed forces, just months after becoming the commander-in-chief of the People's Liberation Army. Two days after the Politburo announcement, Xi issued an order requiring generals and other ...




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