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General Fan Changlong tipped for top post in China military commission

The commander of the PLA's Jinan Military Area Command, General Fan Changlong, is being seen as a "dark horse" for one of the two military vice-chairmanships of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) after next month's Communist Party leadership transition.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 4:17am

Liaoning's Communist Party secretary Wang Min eyes his Politburo prize

Liaoning's Communist Party secretary, Wang Min , responded to 34 online petition letters in July, a show of sympathy for public concerns that has become normal practice for provincial leaders keen to ease social tensions and maintain stability.

5 Oct 2012 - 10:24am

Rigidity may cost Heilongjiang party secretary promotion into Politburo

The recent collapse of an approach ramp on a new, 1.8 billion yuan bridge in Harbin , Heilongjiang , could be the final blow to provincial party secretary Ji Bingxuan's hopes of promotion to the Communist Party's Politburo.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:42pm

Bo decision allows China to focus on succession

With disgraced politician Bo Xilai expelled from the party, his career effectively ended with a slew of criminal charges that are certain to result in convictions, China’s ruling communists can finally focus on the crucial task of ensuring a smooth transition to a new generation of leaders.

29 Sep 2012 - 7:21pm

Morning Clicks, August 29

Who's really behind the news that China has developed the capability to put multiple warheads on ICBMs?

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05pm

Top jobs for two presidential allies

The party boss of Sichuan - a protege of President Hu Jintao - has been appointed to head the party's United Front Work Department, according to a statement issued by the party's Central Committee yesterday.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Intraparty vote for Politburo

The Communist Party mouthpiece has lifted the lid on the lead-up to the back-room selection of the mainland's most powerful leaders, revealing that an intraparty vote had been a factor in determining promotions.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The limits of Hu's influence are laid bare

With the eight other members of the revamped Politburo Standing Committee standing behind him, President Hu Jintao yesterday declared the Communist Party's 17th National Congress 'a resounding success' and, in a live television broadcast, promised to open up 'a broader vista' for the party and the country.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The people absent from their great hall

A few token athletes aside, party conference could pass for meeting of Fortune 500

Judging from media coverage alone, it is easy to mistake the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party for a business conference like the World Economic Forum or Fortune 500 - except for the absence of foreign business magnates.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The jockeying for power that could boost democracy within the party

Just one week before the Communist Party's landmark 17th congress, at which a major leadership reshuffle will be approved, something very strange has occurred in Beijing's corridors of power.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am