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  1. Give snubbed Peiyi a role in closing ceremony

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... voice but was not allowed to appear because she was deemed not pretty enough. The music director of the ceremony, Chen Qigang, says the decision was taken after a senior member of the Politburo ...

  2. Perfect young singer lip-synched in opening ceremony, says director

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said, 'and it was a very important and serious thing that involved national interests and an order from a state leader from the Politburo. 'It was about... presenting the nation's ...

  3. Six stars shine brightest in a triumph of tradition

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Venue-hopping former US president George H.W. Bush and his entourage arrived. Politburo member Bo Xilai swooped down to his box amid heavy security. But at the National Indoor Stadium yesterday, heavyweight politics stepped aside for the stars on the mat. The six Chinese gymnasts, who powered their way to the men's team title in front of a full house ...

  4. Games village opens with fanfare and stars, but skies remain hazy

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... coach of the gymnastics squad. 'Our gymnasts will not move in until August 3.' Earlier in the morning, Chen Zhili, a former Politburo member turned Olympic Village mayor, presided over ...

  5. Tsang falls back on the reconciliation play

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... place on the eve of Mr Xi's three-day visit, his first since succeeding Zeng Qinghong as the top official in charge of Hong Kong policy in the Politburo. The easing of relations between ...

  6. We won't accept an evil deal, say parents

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... only 41 days away, is of major concern to the central government. Zhou Yongkang, a Politburo member and the country's top official for security and legal affairs, and Public Security ...

  7. Beijing points way for children of the rich

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Politburo, politicians, economists and chairmen of established companies. A 10-year-old girl sat behind her mother, listening to the classes. Her mother, an entrepreneur, said: 'I hope my kid ...

  8. Home truths for Ma

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the new appointments that will be made at the most senior levels of the Communist Party in the autumn, when most of the Politburo Standing Committee's nine members will retire, including ...

  9. Tensions linger a year after bloody clashes

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

    ... have prevented the bloody unrest that followed. During a groundbreaking three-day central work conference in Beijing in mid-May, attended by all nine members of the Politburo Standing ...

  10. Victory over corruption

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could become a factor in national politics in future. Both Wang, perceived as one of the more liberal leaders, and Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, a hardliner, are eyeing a politburo ...




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