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  1. Princeling with a record in politics

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

    ... Staff Reporters When Henry Paulson made his first official visit to China as US Treasury Secretary in September, he picked Zhejiang's provincial capital, Hangzhou, as his first stop for having dinner with a rising political star he regards as a friend. Mr Paulson had come to know provincial party secretary Xi Jinping in his many visits to the mainland when he was with US ...

  2. Ex-ambassador Wang Yi named vice-minister

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... before the annual National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings [in March], so changes are possible,' he said. Former Shanxi governor ... Klaudia Lee China's former ambassador to Japan, Wang Yi, was formally appointed a vice-foreign minister yesterday in the latest reshuffle of government positions in the run-up ...

  3. Liu Yandong: A capable and popular princeling

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

    ... and legislative bodies who have dealt with her. 'Ms Liu is an amiable and self-confident person,' National People's Congress deputy Ip Kwok-him said. 'She is very familiar with Hong ... of a party veteran. With her promotion to the Politburo, she is also the highest ranking female official on the mainland and the body's only female member, following the retirement ...

  4. New generation lines up to take over party leadership

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... assessment, which was made ahead of the ministerial appointments to be announced today at a session of the National People's Congress's Standing Committee, is based on the turnover rates ... cent of members likely to step down during its 17th congress in Beijing this autumn, according to a leading scholar of elite Chinese politics. 'There will be large-scale changes in the top ...

  5. Politburo trio expected to fill economic roles win praise

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A leading China watcher yesterday voiced confidence in the three members of the Politburo who are widely expected to become vice-premiers overseeing economy-related portfolios. Pei Minxin, director of the China Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, told a post-party congress seminar in Hong Kong he believed the new team would be 'as strong ...

  6. People's legal action on the rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a year, according to Supreme People's Court president Xiao Yang. Mr Xiao announced the figures on Tuesday at a national conference on administrative trials, which was marked by the presence ... People's Court, said the lawsuits covered all aspects of administration, with the most common cases last year involving resources, municipal construction and police administration, accounting ...

  7. Job at elite institution for leadership contender

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The country's sixth-ranked leader, Xi Jinping, has taken over from outgoing Vice-President Zeng Qinghong as the president of the elite Central Party School- another indication that he is likely to lead the country in five years. His appointment has not been formally announced, but both Xinhua and China Central Television called Mr Xi 'the president ...

  8. On 'Prachanda's path' to a people's Nepal

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... South China Morning Post columnist Laurence Brahm was this month invited to advise Nepal's Maoists on economic policy, in the process gaining rare access to the rebel leader ... lit room, it is with the confidence of a revolutionary at the cusp of assuming political power, tinged with the warm ebullience of a fatherly philosopher. 'Nepal is rich in resources ...

  9. More women fill top posts, but still wield little authority

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the list, according to Xinhua, followed by National People's Congress Standing Committee vice-chairwomen He Luli, Gu Xiulian and Uyunqimg, and State Councillor Chen Zhili. Ms Huang said ... greater decision-making power, according to a researcher. All-China Women's Federation vice-president Huang Qingyi said yesterday that women were gaining influence in Chinese politics and now ...

  10. NPC wants to open its ranks to migrant workers

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Those selected should fight for benefits, says one delegate The National People's Congress wants migrant workers to become deputies, but NPC delegates ... component in our society,' he said. 'Their population grows constantly, and they deserve a certain quota of representatives in the National People's Congress.' He said the NPC ...




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