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 joins growing parade of retired leaders

Jia Qinglin made a rare public appearance in Hubei.

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.

Saturday, 26 April, 2014, 6:07am

Carson Yeung 'met Beijing heavyweight'

Jia Qinglin. Photo: Xinhua

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

At the CPPCC session yesterday are (from left) President Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping, Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: AP

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

Jia Qinglin

Jia Qinglin

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

20 Nov 2012 - 11:00pm

China official says spat with Japan derails free trade talks

China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin (right) meets with Yohei Kono (left) head of the Japanese Association for the Promotion of International Trade at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Thursday. Photo: EPA

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

Talking points

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Beijing envoy to attend African Union summit

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story headlined 'Xi warns Taiwan on 1992 consensus' on page A5 yesterday, the warning for Taiwan not to deny the '1992 consensus' was made by Jia Qinglin , chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, not Vice-President Xi Jinping.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing credibility hinges on fair trial for fugitive

Across the mainland, the excitement was palpable for much of yesterday as chattering over telephones, internet chat rooms and dinner tables invariably focused on one person - Lai Changxing.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Busy session ends on happy note

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference closed its annual session in Beijing yesterday after endorsing the 12th five-year plan.

The nation's top advisory body holds its annual session every year alongside that of the national legislature, the National People's Congress, whose session closes tomorrow.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fujian party official jailed for life

A top party official in Fujian province was jailed for life yesterday for taking more than eight million yuan in bribes, state media reported.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Liu Xiang faces different hurdle as stars fluff their advisory lines

For a week or so, former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang faced a personal obstacle that increased in size as the days went by: the mounting public criticism over his two-year absence from the annual CPPCC session.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am