Li Xiaolin, the daughter of former Chinese premier Li Peng who now heads China Power International Development (CPI), was "born with a mission" to run the Hong Kong-listed company, state newspaper China EnterprisesWednesday, 22 January, 2014, 2:51pm 2 comments
Li Xiaopeng, who only just scraped into alternate membership of the Communist Party's Central Committee last month, has been appointed acting governor of Shanxi province, a promotion widely seen as a result of the continued influence of his father, former premier Li Peng.20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am 2 comments
Retired leaders in China’s Communist Party used a last-minute straw poll to block two pro-reform candidates from joining the policymaking standing committee, including one who had alienated party elders, sources with ties to the leadership said.21 Nov 2012 - 11:24am 2 comments
With all 376 full and alternate members elected yesterday to the Communist Party's Central Committee, somebody has to be least popular among the bunch.15 Nov 2012 - 5:08am
"Every man should confine himself to his own duties", the Chinese saying goes, and when state leaders retire they often vow to refrain from interfering in the nation's politics and seek more time to pursue personal interests. Some travel around the country to relax, write books and learn the arts, but others want to show they are still political heavyweights.11 Nov 2012 - 3:28pm
Former premier Li Peng has thrust himself into the public eye before next week's party congress by donating 3 million yuan (HK$3.7 million) to a scholarship for poor university students in Yanan, the Communist Party's old revolutionary base in Shaanxi.
The source of the money was the proceeds of books Li wrote in retirement, CCTV reported yesterday.31 Oct 2012 - 7:21am
A lengthy People's Daily piece yesterday praising controversial former premier Li Peng is being seen as the latest attempt by party elders to flex their political muscles during sensitive talks to finalise the party's next leadership line-up.15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm
In a rare move, People's Daily ran a full-page article yesterday about former premier Li Peng's new books on macroeconomics, as well as a commentary criticising mainstream Western economic thinking.
The article on Li's books comes at a politically sensitive time, ahead of a party congress this autumn that will see a once-in-a-decade transfer of power.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Plenty of famous faces, pomp and pageantry at the most significant annual political events in China have drawn much interest this week from the nation's army of web users, many of whom have taken a very critical stance on the lavish displays in a country where millions still live on less than US$1 a day.9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
China Power International Holding, parent of listed China Power International Development (CPID) - both chaired by former premier Li Peng's daughter, Li Xiaolin - is eyeing opportunities to invest in highly indebted European utility firms amid the region's sovereign credit crisis.11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The diary of a former high-ranking mainland politician has become an internet sensation.
The unpublished diary, believed to have been written by former premier Li Peng on the 1989 student pro-democracy protests, became accessible online to millions of internet users over the weekend. It quickly became the hottest topic in mainland cyberspace.8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
The unpublished diary believed to have been written by former premier Li Peng on the 1989 student pro-democracy protests became the hottest topic in mainland cyberspace over the weekend after it became accessible online to millions of savvy internet users.7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Ex-premier Li Peng praised Wen Jiabao for his refusal to sign off on an important telegram that could have led to an emergency session of the National People's Congress over the legality of imposing martial law in Beijing in 1989, according to an unpublished book based on what are believed to be his diaries.5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Li Peng resurfaces... on the bookshelves8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
In memoirs that are largely objective but calm, Zhao Ziyang opens his heart to recount the pain of his isolation after the bloodletting at Tiananmen when he was put under a house arrest that was illegal and extremely secretive.15 May 2009 - 12:00am