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  1. PRD economic integration gets fresh start with 'win small' tactic

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Party secretary Wang Yang providing a new blueprint. Compared with previous plans since the mid-1990s that made little success, experts say policymakers are using 'win small' tactics ... will depend on long-term support in a system driven by the ambition of senior officials, such as the pan-Pearl River Delta plan raised by Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang, Wang's predecessor ...

  2. 'Happy index' will grade work of officials

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and income, social security, and consumption and housing. The two most important secondary indexes will be per capita income in rural and urban areas. Provincial party secretary Wang Yang first raised the idea of the index system late last year and has pushed hard for the drafting work to progress. Wang, a 55-year-old Politburo member, is widely tipped to be promoted to the Politburo's ...

  3. Are we ready for the Guangdong challenge?

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... usually remain rather low profile. Not Wang Yang, however, the new Guangdong party secretary, who can only be described as flamboyant. When he took over the post in December, he wasted no time ... have ever heard of Mr Wang, and fewer still follow the mainland media in order to be aware of his high-profile moves. In fact, no one here has the slightest idea what he is doing. It's ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Hu Chunhua's low profile, opaque style sets him in stark contrast to his reformist predecessor, Wang Yang At first glance, Guangdong's new party chief, Hu Chunhua, appears to be the complete opposite of his reformist, media-savvy predecessor, Wang Yang. On the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Hu answered just one ...

  5. Hopes, but no date, for fresh talks on prisoner rendition

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang in Beijing Hong Kong and the mainland hope to resume stalled discussions on a prisoner-rendition agreement soon but no timetable has been drawn up, the city's security ... Xiao Yang in Beijing yesterday, as part of his 10-day trip to the mainland. 'The feedback from the two top leaders [of the mainland's judicial system] is very positive,' Mr Lee ...

  6. New commissar for PLA force

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Lieutenant-General Wang Jitang, General Zhang and his successor briefed Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen about the change during a meeting yesterday. Veteran China-watcher Johnny Lau Yui-shui said ...

  7. Door open for skilled migrant workers

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... numbers. Provincial Communist Party secretary Wang Yang endorsed the initiative. Speaking at a group discussion with congress members after Zhu presented his report, Wang mentioned last year's ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Guangdong, facing a dire economic outlook, says it will give about 880,000 skilled migrant workers urban household registration after a year marked ...

  8. Province faces hard times in 2012, boss says

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Guangdong party boss Wang Yang has warned of a tough year ahead and lamented a lack of results in the province's joint development with Hong Kong of overseas markets. Yang said at a meeting of the provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Wednesday in Guangzhou that the next 12 months could ...

  9. Free-trade zone, twin cities ideas floated

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong's party boss, Wang Yang, has floated the idea of a free-trade zone between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. A feasibility study would soon begin on setting up ... a recent meeting with Mr Wang. 'Now each region has its own customs,' Mr Liang said. 'If the customs could merge, the efficiency of logistics would be greatly enhanced.' ...

  10. Guangdong chief speaks out on riots belatedly

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangdong party chief Wang Yang made a long-overdue, and vague, response to recent widespread riots in the southern province that appeared to put a damper on his signature 'Happy Guangdong' campaign. Wang was quoted by the Guangzhou Daily as saying strengthening 'social construction' was Guangdong's top priority. ...




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