Tianjin party chief Zhang Gaoli prefers to work away from the spotlight but that may change as momentum builds for making him a member of the Politburo Standing Committee at the upcoming party congress.Monday, 1 October, 2012, 2:48pm
President Hu Jintao's most trusted aide, Ling Jihua , has been appointed to lead the party's United Front Work Department - a strong indication that scandals have damaged the rising star's hopes of securing a seat on the powerful Politburo this year.
Another Hu ally, Li Zhanshu , will succeed Ling as director of the General Office of the Communist Party's Central Committee.2 Sep 2012 - 6:07pm
One of the mainland's richest men, Liang Wengen, is a front runner to become the first private businessman on the Communist Party's Central Committee after being nominated as a potential delegate to the 18th party congress this autumn.18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Former president Jiang Zemin has had yet another book published in a sign that he's still wielding influence ahead of next year's key Communist Party congress.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Presidium opts to continue poll method
The 17th National Congress presidium has decided to hold a primary election to choose the new Central Committee - the same method used by the party since 1987.
The 237-member body held its second meeting yesterday and announced it had approved the method, but it still has to be endorsed by the more than 2,200 delegates.18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Surprise Congress secretariat lineup
Vice-President Zeng Qinghong may retain his membership of the Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, adding a new twist to the intrigue-ridden 17th National Congress which opens today in Beijing.15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
The Communist Party's 16th Central Committee began its last plenary session yesterday, with the party's ruling elite expected to hammer out a new leadership and decide the fate of Shanghai's sacked party boss.10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Mid-October start for party's key meeting
The Communist Party will start its 17th National Congress in Beijing on October 15, party leaders announced yesterday, and hinted strongly they had reached consensus on a new leadership lineup and key policies.29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The corruption case against former Shanghai Communist Party chief Chen Liangyu has hurt the city's development, his successor said a day after the disgraced leader was stripped of all official positions.28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
President Hu Jintao and another state leader are expected to visit Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the handover this summer, a local deputy to the National People's Congress said.12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am