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  1. Xi Jinping's HK role hailed as welcome news for the city

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Denise Hung and Ambrose Leung Xi Jinping, a new Politburo Standing Committee member, has officially succeeded Vice-President Zeng Qinghong as Beijing's top man overseeing Hong Kong affairs. Chen Zuoer, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told Hong Kong reporters in Beijing that Mr Xi had taken up the post of the head of the Communist Party's ...

  2. Xi Jinping: Man for all factions is tip for top

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Xi Jinping, a so-called princeling whose father was a Communist revolutionary, is now the man who would be king. Mr Xi is trusted by president and Communist Party general ... in a deliberate move to reject luxury. Retired Shanghai worker Qian Rongpei said: 'I don't know about Xi Jinping as he just took over the post. I only get information from the media or other ...

  3. State media lavishes praise on rising star

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Xi Jinping, the emerging dark-horse candidate to head China's next generation of leaders, has received lavish praise from the state media for the second time in a week. ... Shanghai welcomes the Party Congress'. Mr Xi took over the Shanghai post from disgraced Chen Liangyu in March. On September 22, People's Daily ran a lengthy commentary praising ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chief insists Shanghai will reap rewards from Expo' on page A4 on Monday, the name of Shanghai Party Secretary Xi Jinping was misspelled. ...

  5. Creating a perfect First Family

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... in a blitz of tabloid-style stories about Xi Jinping, the 54-year-old former Shanghai party chief who's slated to lead the country in five years' time, and his superstar wife Peng Liyuan ... last month, catapulted Mr Xi to the position of heir apparent to president and party chief Hu Jintao when the latter retires in 2012 and propelled him to the centre of public attention. ...

  6. A succession message for all to see

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi in Beijing Red carpet lineup indicates Xi Jinping is destined to lead the nation When China's new leaders took to the red carpet of the Great Hall of the People under the media glare, Xi Jinping stepped forward unruffled, followed closely by Li Keqiang. The grand game of succession looks all but over, even though nothing has been formally announced. Mr Xi ...

  7. Tsang set to meet state leaders

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will probably meet Xi Jinping, the new Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs, when he pays a duty ... Xi's new portfolio. A Beijing-friendly source said Mr Xi chaired the party's working group that oversees Hong Kong and Macau affairs last week and was stepping up efforts to acquaint ...

  8. New Shanghai chief to work with regions

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the Communist Party's first and second congresses. Mr Yu was appointed to replace Xi Jinping, who spent only seven months as Shanghai's top leader before being promoted to the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee at the party's 17th National Congress last month. Mr Xi had replaced Chen Liangyu, the corrupt party boss who was ousted last year over the city's pension fund ...

  9. Sun is shining again in Shanghai, city's anti-graft chief declares

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shanghai. Xi Jinping, who replaced Mr Chen in March and is widely tipped to be promoted to the Politburo's Standing Committee at the end of the congress, said the scandal had little impact ...

  10. All eyes on Shanghai as party holds talks

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... also would offer a chance for new party secretary, Xi Jinping, to outline broad policies for Shanghai, foreign diplomats said. Mr Xi replaced Chen Liangyu, who was sacked for corruption last ...




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