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  1. Pioneering survey gives the people a voice

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or 'might' vote for their current representative were counted in the 'yes' group. Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng ranked second, behind Beijing's Wang Qishan, with a yes vote of 67.4 per ... and rural residents asking them what they though of their local mayor or county leader. The results were published this week without comment in the official state media, with Beijing's Wang ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    World waits for timetable on Beijing's leadership transition

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei In absence of any indication of dates for all-important transition, rumours abound World is waiting for Beijing timetable As Beijing makes the final preparations for its once-in-a-decade leadership transition, the mainland's massive propaganda machine is getting into gear by eulogising the achievements of the 10-year rule under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen ...

  3. Beijing plays PR game with Tibet talks offer

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Beijing's sudden announcement on Friday that it was prepared to meet the Dalai Lama's representatives 'in the coming days' has drawn swift praise from western leaders but also scepticism over its motives from some overseas analysts. While Beijing insists it extended the invitation 'in view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side ...

  4. Beijing should legalise and regulate booming underground banks

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The mainland leadership's embarrassing decision to impose cash withdrawal limits at banks in Shenzhen at the beginning of this month only to lift them days later, has focused media attention on the illegal outflow of mainland funds into Hong Kong's stock market through the booming underground banking operations. While there is no way of knowing the exact ...

  5. Beijing must rein in local authorities

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... When President Hu Jintao came to power in late 2002 and Premier Wen Jiabao in early 2003, trumpeting their policy of putting the people first, expectations ran so high that the state media and some overseas media in Hong Kong affectionately hailed the era ...

  6. Creativity gone wild

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to the letter, ordering an investigation and telling Beijing's Mayor Wang Qishan to halt construction on major Olympic projects. These included the 'bird's nest' national stadium, ...

  7. Compound problem

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... signs, official motorcades, and the like. Adding to the list in Beijing are the ubiquitous 'big compounds', which block through traffic and force people to make detours. Mayor Wang Qishan, who regards congestion as his biggest challenge, has acknowledged that they are one source of the problem. The Forbidden City is the prototype big compound, combining government offices ...

  8. 'Don't be fooled by sweet words of the British'

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Vice-Premier Wang Qishan told a group of Chinese economic and financial scholars not to be fooled by 'the sweet words' of the British during his visit to Britain last week, one of the scholars said. During the visit, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had told Wang that more mainland Chinese could now afford to send ...

  9. Premier admits that economy could overheat

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao admitted for the first time yesterday that the mainland's economy was in danger of overheating, calling for 'forceful measures' to rein in rapid growth in investment and lending, and promising to enhance the yuan's f ...

  10. Mayor says capital needs more culture

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai A lack of social amenities highlighted ahead of Olympics Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan lamented the lack of culture in the national capital yesterday and argued for greater social ... is the only public venue of its kind along the street. And there are few such spaces in other parts of the city, despite the capital being more than 10 times the area of Hong Kong. Mr Wang said he had ...




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