Li Xiaopeng

Shanghai vice-mayor set for China Investment Corp

Tu Guangshao, tipped to head CIC. Photo: Bloomberg

Beijing is expected to announce appointments to key financial positions in the near future as the new leadership prepares to take bolder steps towards financial reforms.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 4:22am

Shanxi governor vows to go down coal mines often to promote safety

Li Xiaopeng. Photo: SCMP

Princeling Shanxi Governor Li Xiaopeng pledged yesterday to venture down coal pits often to promote mine safety. At his first press conference to include overseas reporters since he became governor in January, Li, the son of hardline former premier Li Peng , said: "I will still go down coal pits often to be with miner brothers to promote safe coal production."

8 Mar 2013 - 5:32am

Who said it?

Rao Geping

You can't choose Basic Law clauses you like while ignoring others you dislike

Rao Geping ties universal suffrage to passage of national security laws


I will still go down to coal pits often to be with miner brothers

Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng, on his promotion to Shanxi governor


8 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Briefs, January 30, 2013

Reform and opening up are essential to Tibet's prosperity, the new chairman of the autonomous region said yesterday. Losang Gyaltsen, a former mayor of Lhasa, once taught Marxist theory, according to his official biography.

30 Jan 2013 - 5:05am

Calls for governor Li Xiaopeng to resign after second Shanxi disaster cover-up

A boy walks over a drain contaminated by aniline released from the Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group in Changzhi, Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua

The Shanxi government has come under fire for covering up another industrial disaster - this time a toxic chemical spill that has contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of residents in Hebei.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:07pm 1 comment

I'll investigate killer blast cover-up, pledges acting Shanxi governor

Acting Shanxi governor Li Xiaopeng visited accident site.

Shanxi's acting governor, Li Xiaopeng, has visited the city where eight construction workers were killed on Christmas Day and promised a thorough investigation amid calls that he should be held accountable for the week-long cover-up of the accident.

2 Jan 2013 - 11:30am

Briefs, January 1, 2013

Xi Jinping (centre) was happy with a simple meal. Photo: Xinhua

Taiwan plans to complete the first stage of a project to upgrade its fighter jet force by the end of 2013, in an effort to maintain a credible deterrent against the mainland into the 2030s. Some 60 of Taiwan's Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDFs) will be upgraded and ready within 12 months, according to a defence ministry report. The aircraft will be equipped with enhanced radar, avionics and electronic warfare capabilities, along with a locally produced cluster bomb, according to the report. The remainder of its 127-strong fleet of IDFs will be upgraded by 2017, the report said. 

1 Jan 2013 - 5:01am

Li Peng's son, Li Xiaopeng, appointed acting governor of Shanxi

Li Xiaopeng (centre), son of former premier Li Peng, Shanxi's new acting governor. Photo: SCMP

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

Who said it?

New Shanxi governor Li Xiaopeng

I will be forever a primary school student, to learn from the masses, from the grass roots

New Shanxi governor Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng


His choking style of leadership, his persistent and obsessive defiance, have finally exhausted his players

20 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Ex-premier Li Peng's son wins fewest votes

Li Xiaopeng follows Xi Jinping in coming last. Photo: SCMP

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

Sighs, screams and hearts aflutter for star gymnasts

It has been almost a decade since I last was a diehard fan chasing stars but, at yesterday's demonstration by China's gold-medal-winning gymnasts, that old familiar feeling came back - my heart pounded so fast there were moments I could hardly catch my breath.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Volleyballers keep dream alive

China clung to their hopes of retaining their Olympic volleyball title last night after crushing arch-rivals Russia 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals.

The victory capped another good day for China, who bagged four gold medals to take their burgeoning tally to 43 and maintain a 17-gold lead over the US. China has a total of 76 medals, three behind the US.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

No 5: Yang Wei

Name: Yang Wei

Date of birth: February 8, 1980, Xiantao, Hubei province

Olympic entry: men's gymnastics

Career highlights: Olympic gold in men's gymnastics team competition and silver in men's individual all-round event at Sydney 2000?z?o

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Gymnast on form for Games

Veteran gymnast Li Xiaopeng returned to the world's spotlight after a two-year break.

His brilliant performance at this year's World Cup in Germany proved he is still the key man in the Chinese men's gymnastics squad.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

We'll take extra measures to ensure our safety, says Cheng

China's top gymnasts are much more aware of the serious injury hazards the sport poses following the broken neck suffered by a competitor at the national championships, according to Olympic hope Cheng Fei.

Cheng said yesterday she and her teammates were more concerned than in the past about safety measures, in competition and practice.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am