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  1. News - 18th Party Congress

    Ma Wen, leader of anti-corruption drive, contends for Politburo place

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Ma Wen has led the Communist Party's anti-corruption drive and now looks set to join the Politburo, and possibly even its standing committee ... and rushed away. Ma has been seen as a strong contender for elevation to the party's Politburo, and some whisper there is even a slim chance she may become one of the very few women to serve ...

  2. Party rethinks twin-role postings

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com The unfolding scandal surrounding Bo Xilai- one of the few Politburo members also tasked with overseeing a municipality- has raised questions within ... Liangyu were sanctioned- prompting growing calls to stop the practice of appointing Politburo members to local posts. The mainland's four most economically and politically significant ...

  3. Beijing wants to close Bo case soon

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... violations' and stripped of his membership in the party's Central Committee and Politburo. Meanwhile, his wife Gu Kailai is a murder suspect in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, ... for his life. Bo is the biggest headache, not least because he is the most senior official to fall from grace in more than a decade. Compared to ex-Politburo members like former Beijing party ...

  4. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Deal-making on Bo Xilai's penalty shows extent of factional struggles

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in disarray. In addition to expulsion, Bo, who had been a member of the powerful Politburo, now faces criminal prosecution over accusations that he accepted bribes and covered up his wife's murder ... of the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, said the repeated delays before announcing action on Bo exposed the splits within the Politburo and its supreme Standing Committee. ...

  5. News - 18th Party Congress - ANALYSIS: CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Fall of Bo Xilai could boost progress of political reform, say analysts

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to be accused of serial crimes." A statement released on Friday by the decision-making Politburo said Bo had repeatedly "violated party discipline" over a career dating to his days ... to the US consulate in Chengdu . It ended a career some thought could have won Bo a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. The official statement suggested that Bo's trial would cover ...

  6. Catching the big fish

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chen Liangyu The most prominent people to be brought down by corruption since 1989 Positions: Party secretary of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, member of Politburo, member of Central ... bribes Sentence: 18 years in prison Chen Xitong Positions: Member of Politburo, mayor of Beijing Allegations: Embezzlement Jailed: 1998 Convicted of: Corruption, dereliction of duty Sentence: 16 ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun charged with corruption

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 01:13pm by Keith Zhai

    ... a member of the elite Politburo. The government has not yet released any details on Bo's expected trial, but a prosecution source told the South China Morning Post it would probably happen ...

  8. Deft power broker kept in step with changing of the guard

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has fashioned himself into the Communist Party's top powerbroker. His fingerprints are all over the reshuffle of the Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee unveiled yesterday. Mr ... Shangkun and Yang Baibing, former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong and former Politburo Standing Committee member Qiao Shi. Mr Zeng's impeccable people skills as well as his good relations ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Learn from the West on how to curb graft

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... practices from China's feudal dynasties to help fight rampant corruption within the Communist Party and the government at all levels. According to Xinhua, the Politburo held its fifth group ...

  10. 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 ...




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