Chen Liangyu

Beijing top brass quit in reshuffle

Beijing's mayor and a deputy mayor resigned yesterday in what is likely a routine reshuffle after the municipal party congress.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Chen and Yao's plan to 'set the record straight'

Disgraced Politburo member Chen Xitong was reluctant to talk about the past for fear of political repercussions until scholar Yao Jianfu mentioned a conversation he had with purged leader Zhao Ziyang.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

June 4 'could have been avoided'

Former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong - one of the leaders blamed for the military crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square - now calls it 'a regrettable tragedy that could have been avoided' and downplays his role in the incident.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Yu returned as Shanghai party chief

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.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mayor says he defied Bo on axing

Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan openly challenged disgraced party chief Bo Xilai at a high-level meeting early this year when Bo announced his decision to sack the municipality's police chief, Wang Lijun .

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hint at death penalty for Bo

There is speculation that ousted Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai might face the death penalty, after a People's Daily commentary mentioned the famous executions of two corrupt officials in 1952.

However, some mainland analysts said drawing such a conclusion from Sunday's piece may be a bit of a stretch.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

P.L.A. is target of Bo media blitz

The unusually strong state media blitz targeting disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai is a bid to warn his army supporters to adhere to the party line and to limit the scandal's repercussions on public opinion, analysts say.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wen's anti-graft article could point to Bo's fate

Premier Wen Jiabao is vowing more resolute anti-graft measures during his last year in office, according to an article to appear today in the party's mouthpiece magazine, Seeking Truth.

The timing of the article has prompted speculation that corruption charges may be brought against the disgraced former party chief of Chongqing, Bo Xilai.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Power struggle set to intensify

The downfall of the former right-hand man of the maverick Chongqing Communist Party boss Bo Xilai looks likely to deal a heavy blow to Bo's hopes in the top-level reshuffle this autumn and has cast further uncertainties over the possible leadership line-up, political analysts said yesterday.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Leaked us cable sheds light on Hu faction

After the downfall of Chen Liangyu in 2006, President Hu Jintao offered the key job of Shanghai party boss to several of his close allies, but most were reluctant to take the hot seat, a leaked US cable says.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

A case of handbags at dawn for bosses at Milan Station

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Wider reforms needed to tackle corruption

There is nothing more embarrassing for China's leaders than corruption in high places, but the prospect of it at the top of the powerful Railways Ministry is especially troubling.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Basic insurance needs covered in new law

A law providing mainlanders with basic insurance needs - covering fundamental medical care, workrelated injuries, and unemployment and maternity insurance - was one of four laws passed yesterday by the National People's Congress, state media reported.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Temptations make top jobs risky

Being a government official on the mainland often brings power and money, but a recent survey shows average people consider such jobs 'high-risk' because the temptations officials face can wreck their careers.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Developers suspected of bribery arrested

Several high-profile property developers are being investigated for bribing Huang Yao, the top political adviser in Guizhou province, who has been under a form of Communist Party discipline since October.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am