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  1. Politburo signals end to congress prologue

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Preparations finished for party's assembly Communist Party leaders held probably the last Politburo meeting before the 17th party congress yesterday, sending a strong signal that preparations for the five-yearly meeting in mid-October have been completed. The Politburo meeting, chaired by President Hu Jintao, closed with a statement highlighting ...

  2. Power struggle set to intensify

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. Zhang Ming, from Renmin University in Beijing, said he believed the rumours were largely true. 'Although no one expected the day to come so ...

  3. Leaked us cable sheds light on Hu faction

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... who was the party's Organisation Department chief then. Xi, Li and He are all now members of the nine-member Politburo Standing Committee, the Chinese leadership's highest ... for Hu's ally Li Yuanchao. Li is now head of the powerful post, and is a Politburo member. However, all except Liu refused the job, as Shanghai was in a mess. The cable said that Chen had ...

  4. Mayor says he defied Bo on axing

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in mid-April, soon after Bo's membership of the Communist Party Politburo was suspended, that: 'During a meeting with standing committee members of the party's municipal committee, when ... between Huang and Wu Bangguo, who ranks No 2 on the party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, might also have played a role in keeping Huang safe. Huang helped Wu tackle debt ...

  5. Hu brings Shanghai back into fold

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... political star who is likely to become a member of the party's Politburo at the close of the congress and might even join the top-level Politburo Standing Committee. State media yesterday ...

  6. P.L.A. is target of Bo media blitz

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the party line and to limit the scandal's repercussions on public opinion, analysts say. Since Bo was suspended from the Communist Party's Central Committee and the Politburo last Tuesday, ... a coup with Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang. 'Bo's connection to army personnel makes his case more serious than Chen's,' said Zhang Lifan, a current affairs ...

  7. Round two begins in the guessing game of who will replace new elite

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Close allies of outgoing Vice-President Zeng tipped to take up top posts Sweeping changes to the Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo, unveiled on Monday, have ... posts in Beijing and the Ministry of Security. Jiangxi party chief Meng Jianzhu has been chosen to succeed Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang, who has been elevated to the Politburo Standing ...

  8. Chen and Yao's plan to 'set the record straight'

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Disgraced Politburo member Chen Xitong was reluctant to talk about the past for fear of political repercussions until scholar Yao Jianfu mentioned ... said. 'He can travel freely within Beijing city. He goes to parks regularly and has many friends visiting.' Chen is one of only three Politburo members brought down by corruption ...

  9. Ousted Shanghai boss 'is not immune'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... as the top leader of the mainland's commercial capital and his seat in the all-powerful Politburo of the ruling Communist Party for his role in the embezzlement of more than 3 billion yuan from Shanghai's pension fund. More than 20 government and state company officials were implicated. Last week, the Politburo stripped Chen, 60, of his party membership as well as his National People's ...

  10. Row of shame

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai party secretary and Politburo member, sentenced to 18 years in prison in April, aged 61, for taking 2.39 million yuan in bribes and abuse of power Zheng Xiaoyu, former director ... in assets Chen Xitong, former Beijing party secretary and Politburo member, jailed for 16 years in August 1998, aged 68, for taking more than 550,000 yuan in bribes Wang Baosen, former deputy ...




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