Communist Youth League of China

Questions over son's rapid rise in Guangdong county leads to his demotion

Jiang Zhongyong

A 29-year-old deputy county head of Jieyang in Guangdong has been demoted to the rank of clerk after internet users questioned whether his father, who held the post before him, had a hand in his son's fast-track promotion.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 6:28am 1 comment

Communist Youth League removes post attacking NPC delegate

Shen Jilan in 2008. Picture: SCMP/ Nandu

The Shanxi Committee of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) startled netizens this week by lashing out at 12th term National People’s Congress delegate Shen Jilan in a post on its official Weibo account.

The CYLC, under the auspices of the CPC, is an important pillar in cultivating elite Chinese youth, who aspire to become fully-fledged members of the party.

1 Feb 2013 - 3:27pm

Wang Zhaoguo: Union chief a comeback king

Wang Zhaoguo may have proved his political ability in pushing Wal-Mart, the US retail giant that does not recognise organised labour, to unionise its mainland stores.

But it took more than astuteness for the once-hottest leadership candidate to return to the top after years in less important positions.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Former Fujian party chief dies, aged 61

Former Fujian party boss Song Defu, once a frontrunner to succeed President Hu Jintao , died in Beijing on Thursday.

Mr Song, a close adviser to Mr Hu, died at 4.56am after an illness, according to China News Service. He was 61.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Youth on governor's side in climb up political ladder

Hunan leader's career path similar to President Hu's

Hunan Governor Zhou Qiang, who turns 47 next month, became the youngest governor in China when he landed the central province's top post last year.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Tibet cadre promoted to chief of youth league

Appointment shows president is cementing grip on power

A deputy party chief in restive Tibet has been appointed head of the influential Communist Youth League in another sign that President Hu Jintao has solidified his grip on power ahead of next year's crucial party congress.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Journey of discovery

Outstanding students aged 14 to 17 are invited to apply for places on a China Culture Discovery tour organised by the China Communist Youth League, China Juvenile and Children Hand-in-Hand Art Troupe, and DotMeOn Group Ltd. The trip - from July 17 to 31 - costs $19,000. Apply before April 16. Tel: 8208 6010.

23 Mar 2002 - 12:00am