Governors of Guangdong

Guangzhou daily omits sections again

The Guangzhou-based New Express newspaper was missing most of its regular sections for the second day in a row yesterday following the removal of its editor-in-chief on Monday.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

A resurrection of sorts for disgraced Zhao

People can now read a profile of Zhao Ziyang, the Communist Party general secretary purged after the June 4 crackdown, on Baidu Baike, a web-based encyclopaedia similar to Wikipedia run by Baidu, the mainland's largest search engine.

Zhao's entry had long been blocked by internet censors but internet users discovered late on Monday that was no longer the case.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Paper in 'subtle push' for democratic change

A newspaper article eulogising a reformed-minded official has sparked speculation that it is subtly - yet boldly - pushing the upcoming leadership to launch democratic reforms.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New man a critic of slothful civil service

The new acting governor of Guangdong spent the early years of his career making musical instruments and party propaganda. But analysts say Zhu Xiaodan has now developed a deep knowledge of Hong Kong-Guangdong co-operation.

Zhu, 58, has been a vice-governor of Guangdong since February last year. He was born and grew up in Guangzhou, but his family are from Wenzhou, Zhejiang.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Beauty mogul seeks to double maternity leave

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong invites young talent to fill 100 key cadre jobs

Guangdong authorities have issued an open invitation for applications to fill 100 senior and mid-level cadre positions in seven Pearl River Delta cities after the Beijing Olympics, mainland media have reported.

The vacancies come amid tougher economic prospects and the provincial Communist Party chief's push for 'thought liberation'.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-premier praised at a sensitive time

An outspoken magazine run by retired officials has published a rare article by a former aide of ex-premier Zhao Ziyang, praising Zhao at a sensitive time - the run-up to this autumn's 17th party congress.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Guangdong party boss tipped for Beijing role

Guangdong's branch of the Communist Party elected Zhang Dejiang to a second term as provincial party secretary yesterday, but analysts said his election did not preclude a later transfer to another position.

Announcing the election results, Mr Zhang said: 'I will not say anything more about myself since I have just been introduced [by the master of ceremonies].'

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Propaganda tsar now Guangzhou party chief

Guangdong propaganda chief Zhu Xiaodan has been named the new party secretary of Guangzhou.

The 53-year-old official typifies the nation's new leadership - young and educated, with an extensive Communist Youth League background and experience gathered from making his way up through the ranks.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Zhao letter reveals freedom demand

Disgraced party boss saw arrest as 'brutal trampling' of system

A collection of commemorative essays and poems mourning late Communist Party general secretary Zhao Ziyang to be published in Hong Kong this weekend includes a letter by the disgraced chief to party leaders demanding his freedom.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Key post for Daxing mine disaster man

Delegates to the Guangdong People's Congress yesterday elected a former vice-governor blamed for a serious mine accident as a vice-chairman of the legislative body and voted in two new vice-governors with Communist Youth League backgrounds.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Democrats want to talk not gawk during visit

Party chief Lee Wing-tat says meetings, not sightseeing, should be the priority

Democratic Party legislators may boycott sightseeing activities during their trip to the Pearl River Delta region this weekend if a formal meeting with senior Guangdong officials cannot be arranged, party chairman Lee Wing-tat warned.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Governor in self-criticism over mine deaths

Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua has been forced to make a self-criticism over the Daxing Colliery disaster that killed at least 123 miners this month.

Mr Huang rushed to Meizhou city's Xingning township - his home town - after the mine flooded and publicly took responsibility for the disaster along with Guangdong Communist Party Secretary Zhang Dejiang .

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Zhao's funeral still delayed by wrangle

The family of former Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang and authorities are still divided over arrangements for the deposed leader's funeral and are wrangling over details that could hold up the ceremony for several more days, according to one of his sons.

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Thank you, from the Pearl River Delta

The left hand of the mainland's censorship system clearly did not know what the right was doing on Monday morning as I awoke in Guangzhou . The plug was pulled on CNN just as its presenter had said: 'Xinhua reports that Zhao Ziyang has died...' Later, gazing out from the China Hotel at a billboard of Deng Xiaoping , I was saddened by the irony of the situation.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am