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  1. News - China

    Is ex-NPC chief Wu Bangguo's son latest descendant to be promoted?

    Posted May 15th 2013, 03:12pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... powerful political figures. The cryptic report led to online debate on whether Wu Lei, a 37-year-old official soon to be promoted, could be the younger son of Wu Bangguo, the recently retired head of China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress.  Wu Bangguo ranked second after former president Hu Jintao in state protocol, before he retired in March. Almost nothing ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xinhua spurs talk that rising star is son of ex-NPC chief Wu Bangguo

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... about whether Wu Lei, a 37-year-old official soon to be promoted to a deputy director of Shanghai's Economic and Information Technology Commission, could be the younger child of Wu Bangguo, who in March retired as head of the National People's Congress, the mainland's rubber-stamp legislature. Wu Bangguo ranked second after former Communist Party general secretary Hu ...

  3. News - 18th Party Congress

    Wu Bangguo

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:22pm

    ... Wu has been chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee and secretary of its Leading Party Members’ Group since 2008, and was the country’s vice-premier between 1997 and 2003. The 71-year-old from Anhui became Shanghai party boss in 1991, the city where much of his power base lies. Wu is a Tsinghua University graduate with a degree in engineering. He ...

  4. Wu Bangguo's US visit 'reflects closer ties'

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Parliamentary chief Wu Bangguo's visit to the United States, the first by such a senior legislator in 20 years, is a sign of the depth of engagement between the world's two most influential nations, analysts say. At the invitation of the US Congress' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wu arrived at Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday to begin his official visit ...

  5. Wu Bangguo: Pushing ahead with a raft of new laws

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui His election into the powerful Politburo standing committee five years ago was seen as the outcome of a balancing act, but Wu Bangguo has since stood firm, surviving the fall of the Shanghai faction. In his recent role as No2 in the party and chairman of the country's legislature, the National People's Congress, Mr Wu, 66, has strengthened ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... We will absolutely not copy models in the Western political system Wu Bangguo, outgoing NPC Standing Committee chairman   The negotiation rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone US diplomat Joseph Torsella on drinking at UN headquarters in New York   When you sing from the heart there is always sadness there. We can't avoid it in our lives Israeli singer Yasmin ...

  7. Wu Bangguo interesting choice to present draft

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... yesterday. However, one short sentence is likely to catch the attention of analysts: Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the National People's Congress and a Politburo Standing Committee member, explained the draft of the document to the Central Committee members before their approval. The choice of Mr Wu to make the presentation is interesting as this shows he was most likely the person ...

  8. Wu Bangguo to weigh up HK political situation

    Posted Sep 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Observations during visit will influence Beijing on issues such as democracy The mainland's number two leader and parliamentary chief, Wu Bangguo, will assess constitutional development in Hong Kong during a visit in December, say sources close to the central government. They said the findings by Mr Wu, who will be in Hong Kong to attend Telecom World 2006, ...

  9. News - China - MACAU

    Praise for Macau's economic and social strides

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Colleen Lee

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau and Colleen Lee Praise for economic and social strides National legislature chief Wu Bangguo praised the economic and social achievements of Macau during his first official visit to the city yesterday. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, will today officiate at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary ...

  10. News - China - BRIEFS


    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Police sued for calling innocent a bomber The family of a man duped into carrying a rucksack which contained explosives is taking the unusual step of suing the police for branding the 26-year-old a suicide bomber after a blast in Yunnan in May which left ...




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