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  1. Xi Jinping's wife joins TB-HIV fight

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com The wife of the man tipped to be the next president and Communist Party chief has been appointed as the World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and Aids. Folk singer Peng Liyuan, the wife of Vice-President Xi Jinping, would help raise international awareness of the two diseases, WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun ...

  2. US cable tells of Xi Jinping's strong ambition

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 'redder than red', a close friend reportedly told American diplomats. Vice-President Xi Jinping is of only 'average intelligence', but incorruptible and women find him ... of Xi. According to the professor, Xi is 'exceptionally ambitious, confident and focused' and has had his 'eye on the prize' from early adulthood, the cable says. After ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the story headlined 'Xi warns Taiwan on 1992 consensus' on page A5 yesterday, the warning for Taiwan not to deny the '1992 consensus' was made by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, not Vice-President Xi Jinping. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in seven days. Farms gave animals were given feed containing the cancer-causing chemical. Delegation meets Xi Jinping Vice-president Xi Jinping received a delegation from the Hong Kong Chinese ...

  5. Xi glosses over territorial rows in Hanoi talks

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China and Vietnam yesterday brushed aside differences over territorial disputes and vowed to further consolidate bilateral ties on the second day of Vice-President Xi Jinping's visit to Hanoi. Xi and Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Doan witnessed the signing of seven agreements pledging co-operation on financial, youth and health affairs and the media at Hanoi's ...

  6. Xi reaches out to pupils stranded by thai floods

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vice-president Xi Jinping and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited a school in a village near Bangkok yesterday that was forced to suspend classes in late October because ... The worst flooding in half a century swamped more than two-thirds of the country and affected millions of people. On Thursday, the first day of Xi's visit to Thailand, he and Yingluck agreed ...

  7. Test of mettle for Xi in Vietnam

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping is due to visit neighbouring Vietnam next week - a mission that analysts believe will see him wade into South China Sea issues as a key test ahead of his expected elevation to the full presidency in 2013. Luong Thanh Nghi, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman, confirmed that Xi would visit Hanoi from December 20 to 22 at the invitation of Vice-President ...

  8. Top officials face trial in soccer corruption scandal

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of World Cup qualifying failures and a display of unsportsmanlike behaviour by the national team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Vice-President Xi Jinping promised to clean up and revive Chinese soccer during a trip to Germany in 2009. Businessman Zhong Guojian , general manager of Guangdong Eagles, was arrested less than a month after Xi's return and that quickly led to the fall ...

  9. Li and Xi give peek into future leadership skills

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Even though next year's leadership reshuffle is not finalised, the international community is eager to know how Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang will shape ... on international issues. It is a tradition for Chinese leaders to avoid revealing too much of their own personal style before they officially take over. However, both Xi, who is expected to replace ...

  10. Xi vows to crush moves by Tibetan separatists

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Any separatist attempts in Tibet would be crushed, Vice-President Xi Jinping vowed yesterday at a rally marking the 60th anniversary of the region's 'peaceful liberation'. Xi called the remote Himalayan region a 'national security screen' whose stability Beijing was determined to protect. In a speech watched closely by analysts, overseas Tibetan ...




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