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  1. Wang Yang latest to vow loyalty to top leadership

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Guangdong party boss Wang Yang has joined a growing chorus of political heavyweights pledging their allegiance to the party's central leadership after the controversial ousting of Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai last month. In a meeting of senior party officials in the province this week, Wang asked his top associates to keep ...

  2. Another testing time for embattled vice-mayor

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yang, Bo Xilai and Liu Yong. Wen was a police official arrested and executed during the Chongqing gang trials in 2008. Bo launched the gang crackdown, and Wang Lijun made a name for himself ... should be Wang Yang, the party secretary of Guangdong, who has no notable connection with Wang Lijun. 'The questions were so tough and shocking,' said Zhou Man, one of the exam-takers. ...

  3. Consulate incident 'skirted disaster'

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in handling Wang's case. Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang- often seen as a competitor of Bo's in the upcoming political reshuffling- said he could not comment on Wang Lijun, as their paths never crossed when Wang Yang worked in Chongqing. US Ambassador to China Gary Locke repeated the US line on the deputy mayor. 'He came in for a regularly scheduled meeting,' ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When things go wrong in banks, you can screw up the whole economy rather than just shareholders' interests Adair Turner of Britain's banking regulator The co-operation between Chongqing and Guangdong is very friendly Guangdong party chief Wang Yang after meeting Chongqing party chief and political rival Bo Xilai It will be really interesting to see how airlines go ...

  5. Sensationalism a 'worrying trend'

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangdong party chief Wang Yang warned yesterday of 'a worrying trend' of sensationalism in reports by the local media, generally ... from our hometown warning me of one thing: 'Wang Yang, you must take care of yourself whenever you step outside the door.' Why is there such a concept? Guangdong is perceived ...

  6. Guangdong set for tough blitz in war on graft

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangdong officials may have a hard time escaping the heat this summer, as provincial party boss Wang Yang appears poised to escalate his campaign ... to focus on second-tier cities. 'We will see authorities in other Guangdong cities release their own list of local officials being toppled as signs of support for Wang Yang,' said ...

  7. Clue to lost hours of runaway vice-mayor

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an anti-triad campaign escape liability? You can't blame everything on Wang.' At the NPC's annual session yesterday, Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang- seen as a rival to Bo- refused ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Some light was shed yesterday on the mystery of just what went on during the hours Chongqing deputy mayor Wang Lijun spent holed up in a US consulate. ...

  8. Chongqing model 'barrier to reforms'

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and autocratic behaviour finally erupted into major unrest in Wukan village late last year. But under Bo's political rival, Guangdong party chief Wang Yang, the government adopted an open style ... linked to the scandal involving his police chief and former trusted ally Wang Lijun, who last month fled to the US consulate in Chengdu but was turned over to state security and has not been seen ...

  9. Village poll nothing new, says party chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Beijing mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang yesterday played down the significance of the weekend's village committee election in Wukan, denying ... in Guangdong has been hailed by overseas media and mainland internet users as a pioneer of grass-roots democracy on the mainland. But Wang said it had nothing to do with political reform. Wang also ...

  10. Wukan exposes the facade of Guangdong openness

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... caught attention because Wang Yang, Guangdong's party chief, projects a more open governing style. Only last month, the international media reported on how a protest in Wukan was allowed to proceed peacefully. Under Wang, registration rules for non-governmental organisations are eased, and the media urged to play a fuller watchdog role. Observers say Wang's economically liberal ...




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