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  1. Resolution of dispute a boost for Wang Yang

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... almost two weeks of conflict, giving its tacit backing to provincial party secretary Wang Yang, who is seen as a contender for elevation to the party's top decision-making body late next ... by provincial governments. In a departure from the earlier hardline rhetoric of subordinates, Wang had acknowledged the villagers had cause to complain. Zheng Yanxiong, party chief of Shanwei- which ...

  2. Olive branch brings life back to normal in Wukan

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was beaten to death in custody by police. The compromise offer is being seen as a major victory for villagers that sets a precedent for the handling of riots by provincial governments. Wang Yang ... meeting in Lufeng, Zhu quoted Wang as saying the Wukan protests resulted from conflicts arising from breakneck economic development. 'As a responsible government, we must directly resolve ...

  3. Tycoon's heir files claim for US$4b

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang's personal finances, were also named as defendants. Jao is the sole director of Hua Yang Investment. The writ says the defendants have wrongly siphoned off Wang's assets by using Hong ... Danny Mok and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Late Taiwanese tycoon Wang Yung-ching's eldest son yesterday filed a claim in Hong Kong's High Court for US$4 billion, saying ...

  4. The bureaucrats have been warned

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As one popular Chinese idiom goes, the writing mirrors the writer. Vice-President Xi Jinping's latest speech lambasting the mainland's bureaucrats for empty talk and pursuing vanity projects makes interesting reading, considering he will be the ...

  5. People First policies can nip any 'jasmine' blooms

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Last week, Zhao Qizheng, a top government adviser and former minister of the State Council Information Office, told overseas reporters the mainland faced no risk of a 'jasmine revolution' like those in the Middle East. But the overwhelming show ...

  6. Refreshing honesty as top leader 'embarrassed' by food safety

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Vice-Premier Wang Qishan is widely known for his sharp mind and witty remarks, among government officials and the overseas businessmen he has met. Unfortunately this is not well known to the general public, since state media reports about his activities are customarily brief. So a report in the Beijing Times yesterday quoting Wang as lamenting the country's poor level of food ...

  7. Wen's move lends hope for petition reform

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Ever since he came to power in 2003, Wen Jiabao has been carefully cultivating his image as 'the people's premier'. His populist approach has helped him stand out from other mainland leaders and has earned him much adulation from ordinary m ...

  8. Rethink on the rush to demolish

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... evicted residents left injured or dead. That makes a major shift in demolition policies in Guangzhou, strongly advocated by Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang, worth keeping an eye on. Wang ... with the first 52 to be completed by 2013. Unlike many similar edicts aimed at curbing forced demolitions that failed to work, the Guangzhou authorities soon fell into line with Wang's suggestion. ...

  9. Ex-cadre jailed after years of corruption

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A Guangzhou court sentenced former Maoming deputy mayor Yang Guangliang to 19 years behind bars for taking millions of yuan in bribes and not being able to account for property valued at more than 34 million yuan (HK$41.4 million). The Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court found that Yang, 57, took 10.48 million yuan and HK$2 million in bribes ...

  10. Gone missing: a little premiership passion

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... The annual press conference of Premier Wen Jiabao, broadcast live on television, radio and the internet, is always considered the climax marking the end of the 10-day annual session of the National People's Congress. This is not just because it is th ...




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