China Politics

Xi learns from Castro and Putin in graft fight

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro (right), on June 5, 2011 at Revolution Palace in Havana. Photo: AFP

Cuban president Raul Castro and Russian president Vladimir Putin may not have much in common, but Xi Jinping seems to take inspiration from them both.

Wednesday, 26 December, 2012, 10:01pm 5 comments

The missing Chinese in the Chinese dream

The missing Chinese in the Chinese dream

Following the conclusion of the 18th national congress of the Communist Party, general secretary Xi Jinping toured the southern city of Shenzhen, reminiscent of Deng Xiaoping's famous southern tour exactly 20 years ago, which ushered in an unprecedented period of growth and prosperity in China's modern history.

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am 13 comments

Party's first policy plan to focus on rural issues, say experts

Party's first policy plan to focus on rural issues, say experts

The Communist Party's first policy blueprint next year will continue to focus on rural issues, with priority likely to be given to diversifying patterns of agricultural production to encourage more specialised, large-scale farming, experts said.

21 Dec 2012 - 11:42am

Cadres 'squandering public funds' despite pledge on curbs

Local Communist Party cadres are still misusing public funds to build up their guanxi - networks of influence - even though the party leadership has pledged to reduce pomp, ceremony and red carpet welcomes for senior officials, Beijing Times reported yesterday.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

'Cosmetic corruption' the latest pattern uncovered in graft-fighting campaign

'Cosmetic corruption' the latest pattern uncovered in graft-fighting campaign

A dozen women cadres have expanded the envelope for official corruption on the mainland, becoming entangled in a scandal that involved accepting prepaid cards for spa treatments and hairdressing.

20 Dec 2012 - 9:47am 1 comment

Li Peng's son, Li Xiaopeng, appointed acting governor of Shanxi

Li Xiaopeng (centre), son of former premier Li Peng, Shanxi's new acting governor. Photo: SCMP

Li Xiaopeng, who only just scraped into alternate membership of the Communist Party's Central Committee last month, has been appointed acting governor of Shanxi province, a promotion widely seen as a result of the continued influence of his father, former premier Li Peng.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am 2 comments

Former Hong Kong liaison chief Peng Qinghua to be party boss in Guangxi

Peng Qinghua, former head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Guo Shengkun is set to become public security minister after yesterday's announcement that the former head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Peng Qinghua, has been appointed party boss of Guangxi Autonomous Region, replacing Guo.

20 Dec 2012 - 5:12am

All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

Hu Chunhua (right) at the end of his studies at Peking University in 1983, with a Tibetan military doctor at a Beijing forum. Photo: Xinhua

New Guangdong Communist Party chief Hu Chunhua is filling some big shoes, with his predecessor, Wang Yang, one of the most high-profile and outspoken politicians on the mainland.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

Beijing confirms Zhang Xiaoming and Hu Chunhua in top regional positions

Zhang Xiaoming and Hu Chunhua

The new face of Beijing's leadership in the region came into focus yesterday as Zhang Xiaoming was appointed head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong and Hu Chunhua was named to lead the economic powerhouse of Guangdong.

19 Dec 2012 - 7:50am 1 comment

Inside Bo Xilai's dungeon: victims reveal ruthless torture

Bo Xilai, pictured during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March 2012. Photo: AP

In the first of a four-part series, Revisiting Chongqing, we look at one of the earliest and most high-profile victims of the disgraced party chief's crackdown on so-called gangsters.

20 Aug 2013 - 7:55pm 4 comments

Zhang Xiaoming to head liaison office; Peng Qinghua to be Guangxi party chief

Peng Qinghua

Zhang Xiaoming is to take over as head of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong, weeks after he caused controversy by saying "external forces" were meddling in Hong Kong politics, according to sources.

He will succeed Peng Qinghua, who will become Communist Party secretary of Guangxi , say the sources, who are familiar with the reshuffle of liaison office staff.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41am 1 comment

Analysts welcome Xi Jinping's changes with caution

Xi Jinping greets residents in Shenzhen during his recent inspection tour, which was notable for his openness. Photo: Xinhua

A month into office, the Communist Party's new leaders have shown an interest in change - symbolic or meaningful - to differentiate themselves from their predecessors.

16 Dec 2012 - 8:31am 1 comment

Hong Kong has role to play in China's new era

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ("HK's places in a family of 1.3b", December 9) seems to have missed the essential motive which underpins the concept of "one country, two systems".

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

China's new Central Committee members urged to disclose assets

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

More than 1,000 lawyers, academics and professionals signed an open letter calling for newly chosen members of the Communist Party's Central Committee to publicly disclose their family assets to rein in corruption.

14 Dec 2012 - 1:39pm 2 comments

1992 consensus between Beijing and Taipei appears here to stay

Illustration: Henry Wong

When Su Chi, then the head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council coined the term "1992 consensus" in 2000 few could have expected it to become the guiding principle for Beijing's own cross-strait policies.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am