Li Ruihuan

Li Ruihuan the latest retired party heavyweight to appear in public

Li Ruihuan (left) and Wu Yi on Sunday. Photo: SCMP

Former top party official Li Ruihuan made a rare public appearance in Beijing at the weekend, joining a long list of retired political heavyweights who appear keen to reassert their influence ahead of next month's once-a-decade transfer of power.

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 4:30am

Reform is urged for CPPCC selection

A professor says the current system is cumbersome and a waste of resources

A Communist Party School professor has proposed making the nation's top advisory body more effective in supervising the government by reforming the system of selecting its representatives.

18 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Tough issues are put on the agenda

The 10th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opened yesterday with a promise to tackle tough issues ranging from social stability and the needs of disadvantaged groups to arbitrary levies and rural reforms.

4 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Advisory body chief in conciliation plea

CPPCC Chairman Li Ruihuan closed the annual session of the advisory body yesterday with a plea to different social sectors 'to resolve conflicts through conciliation' and to co-exist harmoniously.

His call followed Premier Zhu Rongji's vow in his Tuesday speech to the NPC to address a litany of grassroots problems that would flow from China's transition to a market economy.

14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Chairman seeks to encourage artists

The chairman of the CPPCC has called for reforms to encourage more literature and art in China.

13 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Li Ruihuan says internal criticism highlights need to assess if forum is best representing society

The head of the CPPCC has called for a re-examination of the top political consultative body to invigorate members' interest and have different sections of society better represented.

13 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Burning issue

The report headlined, 'Top official tells Tung he must improve on British rule' (South China Morning Post, November 6), referred to a demonstration outside Government House on Sunday when Li Ruihuan was attending a reception inside.

10 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Beijing advisers told not to meddle in SAR

A top mainland official yesterday said Beijing-appointed advisers in the SAR should not just focus on their own interests.

Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) chairman Li Ruihuan also warned appointees that their comments on SAR affairs would be seen as interference and would blur the 'one country, two systems' concept.

9 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Unity is strength

Officially, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Li Ruihuan plays no direct role in overseeing Hong Kong affairs. But on the few occasions he has revealed his thoughts on the territory, he got a receptive audience here.

8 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Leader's liberal lecture

Politburo member Li Ruihuan has espoused theories on democracy and 'people's rights' that are more liberal than the official line.

The chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) has taken advantage of his trip to Canada and South America to preach the virtues of 'equality' and 'happiness for the people'.

22 May 2000 - 12:00am

Senior cadres mull key promotion

A group of top cadres meeting ahead of the National People's Congress is deciding whether Guangdong party chief Li Changchun will be promoted to vice-premier.

Politburo members and senior cadres are finalising personnel and other matters to be tabled at the NPC, the highest law-making body.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Senior cadres urge faster pace of reform

Senior members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have written to the leadership urging a faster pace of political reform.

The cadres, including several vice-chairmen of the top advisory body, pointed out that liberalisation measures should be introduced soon after the mainland's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next year.

23 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Patience, sensitivity 'keys to social order'

Cadres should be patient and sensitive in handling public distress and complaints, a senior leader has urged.

During an inspection tour to Hebei province last week, Politburo Standing Committee member Li Ruihuan underscored the importance of maintaining social stability while promoting social tolerance.

20 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Advisers told to weigh words

CHINESE People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) chairman Li Ruihuan told members yesterday to be cautious in their words and deeds.

'What the CPPCC members say and do is not only their own affair, but will affect the work and reputation of the CPPCC,' Mr Li said at the closing of the 9th CPPCC plenum.

15 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Delegates' vote shows protest at crackdown

Delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference showed their disapproval yesterday of the Government's anti-corruption and job creation efforts by giving an unusually low number of votes to three nominees for vice-chairmen.

14 Mar 1998 - 12:00am