Meng Xuenong

Beijing restaurants adapt to ban on lavish banquets and Party scholar calls for transparency

The price of high-end Moutai liquor has dropped by a third since Xi Jinping called for austerity in Dec. (Photo: Xinhua)

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Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 10:59am

Officials sacked over deadly blaze back in top posts

Two former Shanghai officials sacked following a blaze in a high-rise building that killed at least 58 people 15 months ago have returned to senior posts - one in Xinjiang and the other with a leading government-run developer in Shanghai.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Promotion of disgraced cadres hit by new rules

To break the 'sacked-then-back' culture among cadres - which has made a mockery of the mainland's official accountability system - the Communist Party leadership has introduced provisions that could bar disgraced officials from promotion for up to two years.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Draft law to give errant officials second chance

A controversial draft law being debated by national lawmakers would expunge the records of disgraced officials after a set term, promising that cadres' promotion prospects would not be affected by previous faults.

26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Recruit good leaders and let them do their jobs

The appalling safety record of many key industries on the mainland points to the need for systemic reform and restructuring, not just the punishment of individuals. There is a need for accountability that targets not only corrupt or incompetent officials but the flaws in the system that allow them to act in such a way.

1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Youth stressed in changing of the guard

With a shuffle of local leaders basically complete, China has taken pains to emphasise the relative youth and education of its newest group of appointed officials.

The changing of the guard also marks the rise of the tuan pai faction, those with links to the Communist Youth League, the main power base of President Hu Jintao .

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Official sacked over Sars fiasco vows to do better in Shanxi

Meng Xuenong , whose connection with President Hu Jintao has seen him pull off a dramatic political comeback after being sacked during the 2003 Sars outbreak, pledged he would do better as the acting governor of resource-rich Shanxi province .

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Hu protege resurrected ahead of congress

A protege of President Hu Jintao, who was sacked as Beijing mayor at the height of the 2003 Sars crisis, has made a dramatic political comeback amid a sweeping reshuffle ahead of next month's party congress.

Meng Xuenong, 58, had been appointed deputy secretary of the Communist Party's provincial committee in the coal-rich province of Shanxi, Xinhua reported yesterday.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Shanxi governor 'for culture post'

Shanxi governor Yu Youjun is widely tipped to become minister of culture in one of the reshuffles shaping the political lineup ahead of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress in October.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Capitalist roaders a moving tribute to central planning

Liu Lin watched one man carrying her small television wrapped in a green cloth with a bow and another with the ageing fan that kept her breathing through the long hot summers.

They walked carefully through the narrow alley, past the spanking-clean chamberpot, rusting bicycles and mounds of coal briquets stacked neatly in a lean-to shed, and put her goods on to the waiting van.

22 Dec 1997 - 12:00am


Mayor: Li Qiyan. Deputy mayors: Zhang Baifa, Wang Baosen, Lu Yuchang, He Luii, Li Runwu, Hu Zhaoguang, Meng Xuenong, Duan Qiang. Address: 2, Zhengyi Rd, telephone: 1-3088080, fax: 1-5129604. Beijing Foreign Investment Service Centre: Address: A-3, Jianguomenwai Ave, telephone: 1-5014532. Foreign Affairs Office of Beijing: Address: 2, Zhengyi Rd., telephone: 1-5121175, fax: 1-5129604.

28 Feb 1993 - 12:00am