The next governor of the People's Bank of China is likely to have got there by first becoming the head of one of the country's big state-owned lenders. His initial task? To curb the power of those very banks.Friday, 30 November, 2012, 3:35am
Senior members of the Communist Party held an internal poll in May to select their favoured top leaders, Xinhua confirmed.17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am
In a procedural move that nonetheless shores up his rise within the party hierarchy, Li Zhanshu has been appointed to oversee the departments under the Communist Party's Central Committee.4 Nov 2012 - 4:14am 1 comment
Television game shows can be mindless and reality TV banal in the extreme. This is a point of view, though, not a fact. There are those who find such programmes engaging, who argue that they tell stories, reflect the times we live in, are even high art.4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The Politburo's internal security boss, Zhou Yongkang, has been very busy in the last couple of months.
It all started in late August when the committee that he chairs expanded and changed its name from the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security to the Central Committee for Comprehensive Social Management.16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
CUTS in government administration fees have saved Guangzhou firms more than 200 million yuan (HK$187 million), the Nanfang Ribao reported.
The paper said several sections of the district and county governments had reduced 376 fees charged to companies, to ease the financial burden on firms.1 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
BEIJING has sought to maintain political stability by pacifying demands that fees and levies slapped on the nation's 800 million farmers be slashed.
Over-taxation and meagre income for the agrarian sector have been the hottest issues raised by deputies to the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.23 Mar 1993 - 12:00am