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.
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.Thursday, 15 August, 2013, 3:51am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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