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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping talks, but will he follow through on change?

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Early indications look promising, with the new style being felt- or heard- on at least a few occasions in the three weeks since the new, seven-member Politburo Standing Committee was given the keys to the world's biggest political machine. The absence of traffic controls for a Politburo Standing Committee motorcade last week was one of the first indications that the new leaders ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Party's internal poll to pick top leaders confirmed

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Xinhua confirmed. "The party's Central Committee held a meeting of leading party cadres in Beijing in May and 'democratically recommended' members of the Politburo and its Standing Committee," state-run Xinhua said yesterday, a day after the new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee and wider 25-member Politburo were unveiled. It is the first time the ruling ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Rising star Sun Zhengcai named as party chief of Chongqing

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, CHOI CHI-YUK, Daniel Ren

    ... municipality's new mayor. Sun, 49, became one of the Politburo's two youngest members when he was admitted to the powerful body after last week's party congress. The top post in Chongqing ... Yu Zhengsheng as Shanghai's party chief. Yu and Zhang were made members of the party's supreme Politburo Standing Committee last week. Xinhua said that Zhao Leji, who became ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New leaders must guide China to the next stage of its development

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM, Peter Kammerer

    ... would choose to take the nation through the coming decade. Xi Jinping heading the line-up of seven dark-suited members of the top governing body, the Politburo Standing Committee, ... the make-up of the Politburo Standing Committee neither encourages expectation of change nor rules it out. After all, reforms advanced by leaders with mainstream ideological credentials could meet ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A smaller club of Chinese leaders isn't good news for China, or the world

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Brown, David Goodman

    ... and the Politburo in the late summer, and from which rumours started to emanate about possible Politburo Standing Committee line-ups to be formalised at the upcoming 18th party congress. Beidaihe had been ... and Politburo study sessions and away days, seemed to have let this tradition pass, perhaps figuring it was one of the easy ways to make his time as leader of the party a little different from his ...

  8. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Market cool to the new lower-growth leaders

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Standing Committee of the Politburo, the innermost ring of the mainland's decision-making body, was also elected, with the number of members reduced to seven from nine previously. The Hang ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Exco convenor fends off speculation CY may face tougher time

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP staff

    ... Woon-kwong, who was appointed convenor in July, said. "We should look at the big picture." The new Politburo Standing Committee line-up, announced on Thursday, is seen as dominated by former ...


    Naming new leading officials will complete the transition of power

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... and the annual session of the NPC that kicks off two days later. At least three other members of the seven-man Politburo Standing Committee formed in November- apart from Xi and Li- will be endorsed ... lack of influence in the Politburo Standing Committee. The annual NPC session will also approve plans to restructure ministries and state institutions, paving the way for the first overhaul ...




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