18th National Congress

Roll back red carpets, Xi tells senior leaders

Xi Jinping graces the cover of a news magazine in central Beijing. Photo: EPA

Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping took aim on Tuesday at over-the-top welcoming ceremonies which are the staple for senior leaders, demanding less show for foreign trips.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 9:38pm

New leaders move to right Bo's wrongs in Chongqing

Li Zhuang, an ex-lawyer who was wrongfully jailed for 18 months leaves Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday. Photo: AP

With China’s new leaders freshly installed in power, authorities are turning their attention to tying up loose ends in the scandal-ridden city once ruled by Bo Xilai before his downfall.

3 Dec 2012 - 10:04pm 2 comments

China downgrades powerful domestic security chief position

Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu will replace Zhou Yongkang as head of as head of China's Political and Legal Affairs Committee. Photo: Xinhua

China confirmed on Monday that it had downgraded the position of domestic security chief as part of a move to a new and smaller top elite, an expected move that reflects fears the position had become too powerful.

19 Nov 2012 - 6:51pm