Hu Chunhua raised political eyebrows with how quickly he rose from a staff position with the Communist Youth League in Tibet to become party chief of Inner Mongolia. He now stands a chance of entering the Politburo after surviving two major scandals - the tainted milk formula furore; and Mongolian protests over a hit-and-run - that would have cost many top politicians their jobs.
Seven months into his tenure as Guangdong's party chief, Hu Chunhua is betting that uplifting the province's less-developed regions can serve as an engine to rejuvenate the battered local economy.Saturday, 17 August, 2013, 3:28am 1 comment
Long China's leading economic region, Guangdong is at risk of being surpassed soon by Jiangsu . Stronger in innovation, Jiangsu has been growing faster. Yet, at the same time, parts of the Pearl River Delta are still going strong.1 Jun 2013 - 1:36am
New Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua, who marks 100 days in the job today, has taken an ultra-low-profile approach to getting to grips with the complicated province.27 Mar 2013 - 5:22am
On the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Hu Chunhua answered just one question from more than 200 journalists representing some 140 media organisations at an open session for Guangdong delegates.16 Mar 2013 - 4:41am
Hu Chunhua and Sun Zhengcai, both three years younger than the 52-year-old Zhou, have now eclipsed him on the political stage after joining the 25-member Politburo, and are in pole position to become the core of the party's sixth-generation leadership.16 Mar 2013 - 5:01am
Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou remain the top three cities on the mainland in terms of economic status and living standards.
But Guangdong's new Communist Party chief, Hu Chunhua, is worried that the southern city may be losing its glamour and becoming increasingly irrelevant.2 Feb 2013 - 5:47am 2 comments
Guangdong party secretary Hu Chunhua pledged continuity and consistency while touching on his policy vision for the province for the first time since assuming the position last month.18 Jan 2013 - 3:55am
Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua has shown flexibility in resolving the crisis at the outspoken Southern Weekly newspaper, following the approach of his predecessor in tackling emergencies, analysts said.10 Jan 2013 - 10:33am
Guangdong's new party chief Hu Chunhua followed in the footsteps of president-to-be Xi Jinping when he headed to Shenzhen for his first inspection tour after taking over the powerful job from Wang Yang last week.27 Dec 2012 - 3:20am
It is fair to say Hu has accepted the idea of reform. But how far he will go is yet to be seen
Dr Peng Peng on new Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua
We know the road of music composition is full of hard work and bitterness … but we will march on courageously
Composer Wang Qiang
27 Dec 2012 - 3:55am