Former Beijing party secretary Chen Xitong, widely believed to be a political enemy of liberal leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang and to have actively plotted the latter's downfall, has heaped praise on both men and described himself as a fellow reformist.Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am
Computer screens at hundreds of internet cafes around Urumqi flickered with life but the seats in front of them were empty. With the city's connection cut in the wake of the riots, business at some establishments is down as much as 90 per cent.13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
What began as a hopeful partnership between a destitute Guizhou county and a Chongqing development company - both intent on realising the dream promised by the Government's 'go west' policy - ended with bitterness, worker unrest, death threats and suicides.7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am
The good news is you can live to be over 120 in China. The bad news is that you have to be a peasant living in poverty on top of a mountain in possibly the poorest county in China. And you have to eat your greens.21 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
Two of the surviving Communist Party 'immortals' have again flexed their muscles over national affairs.
State media yesterday gave coverage to ex-president General Yang Shangkun and senior leader Bo Yibo , indicating both party elders were still healthy and concerned with current affairs.11 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
STATE Planning Minister Chen Jinhua has pledged to strengthen the role of market mechanisms during the period of the Ninth Five-Year Plan (1996-2000).
In an interview with Xinhua (the New China News Agency), he stressed that the plan would be different from all previous plans since it would be 'the first one to be tied to the requirement of a socialist market economy'.12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
PARTY elder Chen Yun, who died last month, had 'absolute confidence and trust' in Communist Party boss Jiang Zemin, according to a eulogy by a conservative party leader.23 May 1995 - 12:00am
CHINA bade a restrained farewell to senior leader Chen Yun whose body was cremated at Babaoshan Cemetery for revolutionary martyrs yesterday.
Television showed a brief clip of his corpse being brought through the gates and a small group of relatives and senior leaders bidding their last respects.18 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
CHINA plans a low-key ceremony to mark the cremation of senior leader Chen Yun who died on Monday in Beijing at the age of 90.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Chen Jian said that in accordance with Chen's wishes and in terms of regulations, there would be no state funeral or major farewell ceremony.14 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
CHEN Yun will be remembered as a Long March veteran, as a cautious leader who opposed the madness of the Great Leap Forward and the cynicism of the Cultural Revolution and as a founding father of modern China.13 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
BEIJING has succumbed to tough lobbying by the state sector and scaled down plans to overhaul chronically unprofitable government enterprises.
Executive Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji has also encountered stiff resistance to his plans to change the ownership system of public-sector firms.15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am
BEIJING has officially denied that patriarch Deng Xiaoping is suffering from testicular cancer.
But Chinese sources in the capital said the 88-year-old senior leader's health was still ''problematic'' and that it was unlikely he would be able to follow his past habit of leaving Beijing in the summer.14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
EXECUTIVE Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji has taken advantage of his brief to ''cure and rectify'' China's economy to take effective control over the entire State Council.
And while his powers as economic tsar and watchdog over the regions have increased, those of Prime Minister Li Peng and his faction continue to recede.1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
A RESHUFFLE of the leadership of the People's Bank of China is in the works, with both governor Li Guixian and vice-governor Chen Yuan reported to be due for transfers.29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am