Beidaihe meeting

The Beidaihe meeting, or "summer summit" as it is known to China watchers, is held annually in the resort town in Hebei province. It is where China's leaders and elders from earlier generations meet in an informal setting for closed-door discussions that will set the tone for major domestic issues.

Xi Jinping's appearance on CCTV marks end to party conclave

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with members of the Chinese Youth Olympic delegation in Nanjing. Photo: Xinhua

A public appearance by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping yesterday signalled the end of the annual direction-setting gathering of party elites and elders at the seaside resort of Beidaihe in Hebei.

Saturday, 16 August, 2014, 2:37am 1 comment

Communist Party leaders gather in Beidaihe for annual policy summit

Politburo Standing Committee member Liu Yunshan greets former World Bank Chief Economist Justin Lin Yifu as he meets top thinkers in the seaside resort of Beidaihe. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ruling Communist Party elites are gathering this week in the seaside resort of Beidaihe for a summer summit to work out major policy decisions.

6 Aug 2014 - 11:45pm

Liu Yunshan re-emerges, suggesting Beidaihe policy talks winding down

Liu Yunshan. Photo: Xinhua

Liu Yunshan, who ranks fifth on the Politburo's all-powerful Standing Committee, appeared in Beijing to host a meeting on the Communist Party's "mass line" education campaign, according to China Central Television.

15 Aug 2013 - 3:51am

Zhu Rongji speech, newly revealed, likely aimed at leadership summit

The forthcoming compliation of speeches by Zhu Rongji.

The People's Publishing House will on Monday release a collection of speeches Zhu gave as mayor of Shanghai between 1987 and 1991. The People's Daily website yesterday ran excerpts, which were picked up by major mainland portals.

10 Aug 2013 - 4:00am

Security tightens around Beidaihe ahead of Communist Party conclave

The section of Beidaihe beach reserved for government officials. Photo: Reuters

Increased numbers of armed police have been seen in the vicinity of a private Beidaihe beach. Also, 200 "model workers" - people the party has recognised for their contributions to society - have recently arrived for holiday in the area, the China News Service reported.

30 Jul 2013 - 4:00am

Xi Jinping's economic and political reforms get Jiang Zemin's backing

Xi Jinping

The secret discussions of party leaders at their annual conclave in the beach resort of Beidaihe set the tone for important political and economic policy issues.

28 Jul 2013 - 8:36am

Former leader Jiang Zemin gives public support to Xi

Jiang Zemin

Retired top leader Jiang Zemin publicly voiced strong support for new president Xi Jinping in a rare move that analysts say is designed to influence an upcoming gathering of the country's key decision-makers.

Jiang gave Xi his full backing during a meeting with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger on July 3.

23 Jul 2013 - 10:45am

Hot topics loom at Beidaihe summer summit as Chinese leaders meet to discuss reform

Illustration: Henry Wong

A year ago, Communist Party chiefs convened a secretive conclave in the seaside town of Beidaihe to finalise plans to hand over power to a new generation of leaders in the wake of the most serious crisis in years.

23 Jul 2013 - 12:24pm 1 comment

Security in full swing in Beidaihe as resort awaits VIPs

The section of Beidaihe beach reserved for government officials. Photo: Josephine Ma

The hustle and bustle of the "summer summit" is back in the seaside town of Beidaihe. Punters had questioned whether this year's meeting would be suspended as part of the austerity drive ushered in by President Xi Jinping .

23 Jul 2013 - 10:45am

Ex-president Jiang Zemin's media blitz flaunts clout in power transition

Jiang Zemin: a "deep thinker"

Former president Jiang Zemin has made his fourth foray into the public eye in a month, with a People's Daily article hailing him as the "core of the third-generation leadership".

Analysts see the praise as a reminder that the octogenarian may have cast a few decisive votes at the recent Beidaihe leadership summit.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Beidaihe meeting on leadership succession ends, say analysts

The secretive party conclave in the beach resort of Beidaihe is widely believed to have come to an end last weekend, setting the tone for the once-in-a-decade leadership succession later this year, according to political analysts.

16 Aug 2012 - 4:23am

Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

With the Communist Party's 18th congress just weeks away, the overseas media has focused upon the summer resort of Beidaihe where mainland leaders are slugging it out behind closed doors to pick the so-called fifth generation of officials to lead the country for the next 10 years.

16 Aug 2012 - 4:23pm

Road scholars

Beijing school administrator Li Shouen and her husband, Fu Jianhui, a security camera supplier, are great advocates of the benefits of travel.

'We believe in the old saying 'It's better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books',' says Li, 35. 'Travel can facilitate brain development in young children.'

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New chiefs, policies on agenda at secret talks

The mainland's top communist leaders began gathering in the northern summer resort of Beidaihe for secret talks that could finalise decisions on the party leadership lineup and key policy issues for the next five years.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Speech shows Wen far from losing power

Xinhua yesterday released a long speech by Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao, apparently to highlight that his political fortune is on the rise.

19 Aug 2002 - 12:00am