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  1. Yu Zhengsheng: Party man of patrician roots

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan As one of the rising stars of the Chinese Communist Party, Hubei party chief Yu Zhengsheng has defied his patrician roots to scale communist political heights. Mr Yu, 62, ... members had a party pedigree. Mr Yu's father, Yu Qiwei, also known as Huang Jing, was at one point married to Mao Zedong's third wife, Jiang Qing, and introduced the former first lady ...

  2. Yu returned as Shanghai party chief

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren ren.wei@scmp.com Yu Zhengsheng was re-elected Shanghai party boss yesterday- a move that reaffirms his potential to join the country's highest ruling body- as he highlighted the city's role in national reforms. The 67-year-old Yu, a princeling who has been on the Politburo for 10 years, stands an even greater chance of rising to the supreme nine-member ...

  3. Top cadre warns of 'political casino'

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Shanghai party boss Yu Zhengsheng has said he accepts 'independent candidates' who support communist rule, but warned them not to immerse themselves in Western-style democracy. Yu (pictured), a member of the Politburo and a contender for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee at next year's 18th party congress, made ...

  4. New Shanghai chief to work with regions

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

    ... it being too early to map out the specifics of the next steps. Yu Zhengsheng, the former party secretary of Hubei province who was appointed Shanghai party boss a week ago, made the remark during his first meeting with overseas media since taking on his new post. The meeting yesterday was Mr Yu's second public appearance since his promotion. On Tuesday, he visited the sites ...

  5. New Shanghai party chief named

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... with the appointment of 62-year-old Yu Zhengsheng as Shanghai's Communist Party Secretary. Xinhua announced the appointment yesterday, quoting a statement from the party's Central Committee. Mr Yu ... the party's recently concluded 17th National Congress. Mr Xi had replaced Chen Liangyu, the corrupt party boss who was ousted last year for embezzling from the city's pension fund. Mr Yu, from ...

  6. Stage is set for fourth generation to make waves

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... document for the party,' said Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, professor of political science at City University in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Passports seized in war against corruption

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Anti-graft inspectors are trying to keep suspects from fleeing to safety overseas Anti-graft inspectors are confiscating suspects' passports to prevent them from fleeing abroad in the latest effort to curb widespread corruption among senior officials ...

  8. Communist Party to lift presence in private sector

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The Communist Party plans to increase its presence in business in an attempt to boost its influence in the increasingly important sector, mainland media said yesterday. At a national conference on Friday, the Communist Party Central Committee Organisation ...

  9. Law will curb scope for graft at local level

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The central government moves to close avenues for corruption To curtail rampant corruption among government officials, the country's legislature is expected soon to pass a law soon that would limit the administrative powers of local governments. The ...

  10. Liaoning deputy governor detained

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The deputy governor of Liaoning province, Liu Ketian, has been detained following a Communist Party investigation, a provincial government official said yesterday. The official said Mr Liu was detained by the Communist Party's Central Commission for ...




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