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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Guangdong is positioned to lead the next phase of China's quality growth

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... With China's new leadership now in place, Guangdong appears poised for change. Zhang Gaoli and Wang Yang, the two recently appointed vice-premiers who spent part of their careers in Guangdong, have both advocated sweeping changes. While discussing China's slowing economic growth, Zhang said recently that quality growth is more important than growth in size. Wang had pushed ...

  2. News - China - DEMOCRACY

    Wukan democracy leaves village divided

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Yang said, "and it is feared that future village committees will be appointed politically, instead of through elections." Young local activist Zhang Jianxing said democracy "has ... have yielded some positive results. Zhang noted that the committee's actions had at least stopped illegal land sales from continuing, and Yang said that "short-term chaos" ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Millions living near border now buy their groceries in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Victoria Ruan

    ... Saturday, Angela Zhang leaves her home in Shenzhen with a large, empty suitcase. When she returns from Hong Kong in the afternoon, it is bulging with cosmetics products, bottles of wine, cooking oil and sometimes even rolls of tissue paper. This has been a routine for the 35-year-old for more than five years. "Almost all the daily necessities we use at home are from Hong Kong." Zhang ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by MIMI LAU IN GUANGZHOU

    ... supporter for reform," Yuan said. "He is also open-minded and likes to get feedback as well as criticism; it will take him no time to get a handle on Guangdong." Zhang Lifan, ... "This is a lesson to be learned by Hu too: that it might not be a good idea to carry an ultra-reformist name card," Zhang said. "It is very hard to say if he's going to follow ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing confirms Zhang Xiaoming and Hu Chunhua in top regional positions

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Minnie Chan

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Minnie Chan Zhang Xiaoming and president's protégé Hu Chunhua take up top regional positions Beijing confirms leadership reshuffle Beijing confirms leadership reshuffle The new face of Beijing's leadership in the region came into focus yesterday as Zhang Xiaoming was appointed head of the central government's liaison office in Hong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong, Guangdong lower pollution reduction targets for 2020

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Li Jing, Emily Tsang

    ... two years compiling data from its thousands of factories and vehicles, among other polluting sources. Zhang Ruifeng, an official of the Guangdong provincial environmental protection bureau, ...

  7. News - China

    Guangdong's Wang Yang more style than substance, some say

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... compared with the hardline approaches of his predecessor, Zhang Dejiang . For example, during last year's Wukan village uprising in which locals stormed a police station in an escalating ...

  8. News - China

    Wukan villagers' experiment with democracy has been hard going

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of villains," said Zhang Bingchai, a seafood trader in Wukan. "Democracy is good, as we have a responsible village committee working on our behalf, but the upper levels of government are not acting ...

  9. News - 18th Party Congress

    Guangdong's liberal party boss Wang Yang may still be ahead of his time

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to seven from nine seats means competition for spots will be all the more fierce. At the moment, some observers believe Tianjin party secretary Zhang Gaoli, a Jiang Zemin ally, has the edge over ... Goldberg also described the Guangdong party secretary's style as a "a real change from the far less open attitude of his predecessor" Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang- another top ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-Guangzhou mayor Zhang appears in public after suicide rumours

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAF

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and He Huifeng Former Guangzhou mayor facing probe over Asian Games corruption allegations attends conference to end internet death speculation ZHANG APPEARSIN PUBLIC AFTERSUICIDE RUMOUR Former Guangzhou mayor and party chief Zhang Guangning made a public appearance yesterday morning amid rumours that he had been placed under internal disciplinary investigation ...




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