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Jia Qinglin

72-year-old Jia is chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The Hebei native spent 11 years in Fujian province between 1985 and 1996 where he was the province’s vice party boss, governor and then party boss. He became the mayor of Beijing in 1996 before being appointed Beijing party boss the following year. He was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee between 2002 and 2012.

 

Jia Qinglin

Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 11:00pm

Jia Qinglin joins growing parade of retired leaders

Jia Qinglin made a rare public appearance last month in Hubei province inspecting factories of a domestic car maker, according to the website of Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

26 Apr 2014 - 6:07am

Carson Yeung 'met Beijing heavyweight'

Joseph Ng Loi-ping, one of Yeung's friends, spoke of the reception when the defence asked him to describe Yeung's reputation on the mainland. The details of the meeting - when and where it took place - were not given.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:55am

Beijing urges HK delegates to play 'exemplary' roles

In a keynote speech to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), outgoing chairman Jia Qinglin called on Hong Kong and Macau delegates to play a greater role in their special administrative regions and the nation's economic, social and political development.

4 Mar 2013 - 11:34am 1 comment

China official says spat with Japan derails free trade talks

A festering territorial dispute between China and Japan has derailed talks for a free trade zone involving the two countries and South Korea, a Chinese banking adviser said on Thursday.

27 Sep 2012 - 8:18pm

From smuggling kingpin to a life behind bars

Lai Changxing, once the mainland's most-wanted fugitive, has been jailed for life by a court in Fujian for running a huge smuggling operation and leading a bribery ring.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Jia Qinglin in NZ for 40th anniversary of ties

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bigger CPPCC role on stability

The Communist Party's fourth most powerful figure, the chief of the government's advisory body, has called on other advisers to play a bigger role in religious and ethnic affairs in order to help resolve conflicts during a politically sensitive year.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

China's A.U. tower shows its intent

China's top political adviser, Jia Qinglin, was at the opening ceremony of the 18th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa yesterday to inaugurate its new, Beijing-funded headquarters there.

The US$200 million, 113-metre-high complex was built on 110,000 square metres of land provided by the Ethiopian government, according to the AU website.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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Beijing envoy to attend African Union summit

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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