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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING WANG XIANGWEI

    Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Despite the heightened political uncertainty, there is every reason to believe the transfer of power will be orderly and peaceful, not least because Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li ... and the rising gap between rich and poor. Xi will also have to grapple with a new kind of politics in which the decision-making process will be increasingly complicated by various factions within the top ...

  2. Political talks get closer after forum

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Cross-strait talks are set to approach the so-called 'deep water zone' after complex political issues were raised for discussion ... raised by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, during their meeting held jointly by the Communist Party ...

  3. Cherish political system, NPC chairman says

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo vowed yesterday that the mainland would stick to its socialist path, saying that Western political systems were not suitable for China despite growing calls for political reform. In a report delivered to the annual session of the NPC in Beijing, Wu said that a socialist system with Chinese ...

  4. Chongqing boss speaks up amid political storm

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Embattled Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has returned to the public eye after a conspicuous three-day absence from a series of official events amid a continuing political storm ... the importance of party cadres staying clean even in a corrupt environment, according to party mouthpiece Chongqing Daily yesterday. Political analysts said Bo might have been implicated in the scandal, ...

  5. Chongqing's political mystery deepens

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That text came shortly before Chongqing's official announcement on February 2 that Wang, who orchestrated a high-profile crackdown on organised crime and helped boost Bo's political ... What has since transpired has promised to become the biggest political storm on the mainland in recent history, casting uncertainties over Bo's political future and China's ...

  6. Delegates edge closer to crossing the political lines

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang The annual sessions of local people's congresses and branches of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Guangdong attracted lots of media ... representative are the proposals, and how does the government respond to them? Wang Fan, a new member of Guangzhou's CPPCC, said it had focused on particular issues and avoided political affairs. ...

  7. Wenzhou crash response exposes rot in political system, say analysts

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and exposed serious flaws in the Ministry of Railways and the political system, according to mainland analysts. They have called upon Beijing to introduce political reform. A disrespect for life, ... of people's core values, they said. Analysts said the problems laid bare by the ministry's much-criticised response could only be addressed if political power were restricted under an improved ...

  8. Wen in renewed plea for wider political reforms

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has renewed his campaign for political reform, in an outspoken call for change as the Communist Party's official mouthpiece, People's Daily, issued a surprising plea for China to tolerate dissenting opinion and criticism. Most political observers said Wen's remarks indicated frustration with the pace of reform rather than any fracture within ...

  9. Another book keeps Jiang in the political limelight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of mainland politics Johnny Lau Yui-siu said yesterday that the function was a reflection of Jiang's determination to have an influence on the personnel reshuffle of top leaders at the 18th party congress. 'It is conspicuous that Jiang wants to be in the limelight and show that he is still on the country's political stage, so as to secure a pole position for his son after the party ...

  10. Premier undaunted in call for political reform

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Minnie Chan Since last August, Premier Wen Jiabao has positioned himself as a champion of political reform on the mainland, and his campaign has since intensified. Wen, 69, known for his populist image, triggered a slew of debates over political reform following a speech on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. 'Without ...




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