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  1. How Xi Jinping can prove China is not a kleptocracy

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Last Friday the Bloomberg news agency published a 4,000-word investigation into the family business interests of Xi Jinping, heir apparent to China's presidency. From rare earth ... a multibillion-yuan business empire built up by Xi's siblings, his in-laws and their children. Although the news agency stressed that its reporters had not traced any holdings directly to Xi, his ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Xi set for talks at the pentagon

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem william.clem@scmp.com Vice-President Xi Jinping is to visit the Pentagon during his five-day US tour this week 'to discuss the importance of [the Sino-US] ... at the residence of Vice-President Joe Biden, a visit to students of Chinese at a Californian school, and potentially the first attendance of a Chinese state leader at an NBA basketball game. Xi is due ...

  4. Xi all smiles but still a mystery

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Los Angeles, California teddy.ng@scmp.com The hectic five-day US trip for China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, was orchestrated to show his stamina and boost his ... the vice-president's work style and how he will handle the ups and downs of Sino-US ties, analysts say. Xi's trip was widely seen as a chance for the US to get a glimpse of China's future leader. ...

  5. Same track?

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Martin Luther King. As Vice-President Xi Jinping prepares to head across the Pacific to meet US President Barack Obama in the White House on Valentine's Day, they may be tempted by the malapropisms of Yankees' baseball legend Yogi Berra. Xi's visit, after all, does seem to be a case of 'deja vu all over again', as Berra would have it. It is almost exactly 10 years ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sunday. The two countries have territorial disputes over the South China Sea. Tong is returning the visit made by Vice-President Xi Jinping to Hanoi before Christmas. The Chinese delegation's ...

  7. Biden ends trip by reassuring Beijing

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... despite the debt crisis, and getting to know his counterpart Xi Jinping, widely expected to become China's president in 2013. Biden flew out from Chengdu yesterday morning, a day after he ... them into reality,' it said. A key feature of Biden's tour was that he was accompanied by Xi for most of the itinerary. Xi left US officials with an open and straightforward ...

  8. Rising star appointed to clear air over Games

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing The central government leadership has asked rising political star Xi Jinping to oversee preparations for the Olympic Games amid the intensifying global attention ... in handling the complex preparatory work involving dozens of government departments, ministries and provinces. Sources said the appointment of Mr Xi, a new Politburo Standing Committee member, did ...

  9. Xi sends SMS to 'dear comrades'

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A million grass-roots cadres and Communist Party members received a surprise gift this new year- a personal text message from Vice-President Xi Jinping. The new ... then I really wouldn't dare to believe that this kindly worded text message was truly written by Xi Jinping, vice-president of the nation,' the paper quoted local district secretary Sun ...

  10. Cable cites Beijing succession fears

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Shanghai's leading intellectuals expressed uniformly negative views of Vice-President Xi Jinping's leadership abilities, and concerns about the prospects for needed political reforms if he succeeds Hu Jintao, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable. The consular memo, released by the Wikileaks website, describes ...




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