Deng Xiaoping

A trip south worth remembering today

This week 20 years ago, the then 88-year-old Deng Xiaoping arrived in Guangzhou on his special train and began what later became known as his famous southern tour.

Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am

Another big idea - but will they make the move?

Shenzhen authorities unveiled a 285 billion yuan (HK$350.25 billion) plan this week to turn the city into a global logistics hub by 2015 and make Qianhai, a 15-square-kilometre development zone next to Hong Kong, a global centre for supply chain management.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New mayor set to clean up in Guangzhou

The man chosen to be Guangzhou's new mayor, Chen Jianhua, is described as a pragmatic and open-minded Communist Party veteran who is likely to focus on environmental protection, livelihood issues and clean governance.

The 56-year-old Hakka, born in Lufeng, was appointed deputy party head of Guangzhou on December 16, deputy mayor on December 19, and acting mayor a day later.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Jiang had his sights on academic role ... until June 4

A video clip showing Jiang Zemin recounting how he became the general secretary of the Communist Party at a critical time in 1989 became an instant hit among internet users over the weekend.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Party liberal stirs reform pot by calling for greater democracy

A leading liberal voice within the Communist Party has thrown his weight behind a push for greater democracy, with a modest plan for China's political reforms in the coming four decades.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Brakes on China's floating population

China's phenomenal growth is an excellent example of globalisation in action. Since Deng Xiaoping 's 'economic reforms and opening up' in the late 1970s, it has grown faster than anyone could have imagined. Cheap labour and lax environmental, health and safety laws have all played their part in sucking finance and business from developed countries.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Little man, big picture

In a turbulent century that saw China emerge from a collapsed ancient regime to become today's great economic power, the nation produced many political giants who helped shape this amazing transformation. But it is Deng Xiaoping - once ridiculed by a CNN commentator as 'the chain-smoking communist dwarf' - who may cast the longest shadow in history.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Common prosperity Is back in fashion

A long-forgotten socialist slogan, 'common prosperity', coined by the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, has returned to the limelight, becoming the latest catchphrase for mainland cadres ahead of next year's leadership reshuffle.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Next chief executive will need top-quality private sector leaders in core team

Since 1978, Chinese leaders such as Deng Xiaoping have sinified Marxism-Leninism to develop an indigenous form of a socialist market economy which, when linked with Western capitalist production systems, has made China what it is today - the 'workshop to the world'.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Charmer who went on the offensive

The British phone-hacking scandal may have left Rupert Murdoch's reputation in tatters, but his Chinese-born wife's stock has soared on the back of her rapid reflexes and killer slap-down.

Wendi Deng Murdoch became an internet sensation around the world after she lunged to defend her 80-year-old husband from a protester in London last week.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

When rumour more believable than truth

Days after Xinhua dismissed ATV's report of former president Jiang Zemin's 'death', many still believe the story. The fact ATV retracted it and apologised did little to change their view.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Rumours of Jiang Zemin's death abound amid official silence

Rumours have intensified in the past 24 hours about the death of former president Jiang Zemin, amid Beijing's heightened secrecy about his health and heavy censorship.

Months of speculation reached a climax last night when Hong Kong-based ATV led its main newscast with a report that the 84-year-old former leader had died, citing unspecified sources in the capital.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The boom that captivated the world

When 35-year-old Wei Wenyuan and several other Communist Party officials were asked to form a task force in 1990 to found communist China's first stock exchange, in Shanghai, they didn't know anything about such a quintessentially capitalist institution.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Social issues

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 The Chinese model of capitalism is unsustainable because ...

a. many people are still living in poverty.

b. the government and company bosses hold too much power.

c. the government has tight control over the economy.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A RICH history

Shenzhen made the quantum leap from paddy fields to initial public offerings in little more than a generation, trading agriculture for hi-tech and high finance at the drop of a hat.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am