Liu Shaoqi

Top security official Zhou Yongkang makes landmark Afghan visit

Zhou Yongkang (left), ranked ninth in China’s ruling Communist Party hierarchy, is welcomed by Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Anwar Ul-haq Ahady in Kabul on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top security official has made the first high-level trip to Afghanistan by a senior Chinese leader in nearly half a century, meeting President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, state media said on Sunday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Corporate identity of Bo's elder brother is a puzzle

Bo Xiyong, the eldest brother of ousted Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, apparently remains a vice-chairman of China Everbright International - but it seems he also goes by another name.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

V ision statement

'I don't know whether it's [Richard] Nixon serving Tsingtao beer or [Mikhail] Gorbachev resigning,' says Liu Heung Shing, trying to decide which opportunity pleased him the most. 'I have always had people asking, 'Liu, where is your camera?' 'Liu would you like to come?' and I have always said, 'Yes, yes, yes.''

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Liu Yuan - a princeling with a humble image

Despite his low-profile style, Liu Yuan, the youngest son of late president Liu Shaoqi, is a popular topic for mainland and overseas media because of his background and promotion prospects.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pride and dogmatism worsened Great Famine, author says

Ask most mainlanders about the Great Famine and they will blame it on natural disasters and the need to repay debts owed to the Soviet Union, following the ideological split in 1960, when it withdrew all its 1,500 advisers from projects across China.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Rights lawyer held for four hours over T-shirt

Guangzhou police took a human rights lawyer into custody yesterday afternoon, while he was hiking with friends, because the slogans on his T-shirt were considered politically sensitive.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Ex-vice-governor to lose NPC post

The Guangdong People's Congress will soon strip former vice-governor Liu Weiming of his membership to the National People's Congress, a local official said yesterday.

'The Standing Committee is reviewing the proposal,' said the official. 'The decision won't be made before Thursday.'

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Hallowed hall under threat

An historic Communist Party building in Liaoning province is under threat of demolition.

The future of the former Fengtian Spinning Factory's offices hangs on the ability of Shenyang's Cultural Relics Bureau preventing the owner, Shenyang Weaving Factory, from knocking it down to make way for housing.

25 May 1999 - 12:00am

Toing and froing on truth and tolerance

Back in Cultural Revolution days, one politically correct tour sometimes laid on for visitors included a trip to the loess caves of Yenan, where the Long March came to an end.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

On This Day

ON THIS day 25 years ago: China said it would stage its long-delayed Party Congress, achieve ''all-round victory'' in its Cultural Revolution and celebrate its 20th anniversary ''with grandeur'' in 1969.

2 Jan 1994 - 12:00am