The nation's new cabinet was unveiled yesterday - a mix of veteran diplomats, senior politicians and technocratic newcomers with international exposure. Analysts say the line-up will maintain policy stability and strengthen China's position in the world order.Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 9:29am 7 comments
Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang, State Councillor Liu Yandong and State Council secretary general Ma Kai are front runners to fill the vice-premiership vacancies to be left by Zhang Dejiang, Hui Liangyu and Wang Qishan in March.16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am
China's next leaders need to raise the profile of foreign-policy making in the government hierarchy as the country becomes involved in a broader spectrum of international affairs, analysts say.14 Oct 2012 - 4:36am
A trusted adviser to both Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao will probably become the vice-premier in charge of China's diplomatic affairs after the upcoming leadership transition, sources say.11 Oct 2012 - 4:21am
The controversy surrounding the visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang last August has aroused concerns about whether some of our core values have been compromised. Questions have been asked whether the University of Hong Kong sought to curry favour by staging the centennial celebrations during the state leader's visit.10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
An internal investigation has dismissed an allegation that the University of Hong Kong tried to cover up records of its controversial handling of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit in August.
'The allegation is based on multiple hearsay evidence and, up to this stage, none of this evidence has been substantiated,' a university-appointed review panel reported yesterday.3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Efforts by pan-democrat lawmakers to set up an independent Legislative Council committee to investigate the police security operation for the visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in August have been rejected.
Instead, at a special meeting of the Legco security panel yesterday, members endorsed a motion that supported the police.8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
The police force and the media have very different - but equally important - roles to play in our society. Both work for the good of the community. The police keep our city safe and ensure the law is enforced. The media keep people informed, monitor those in positions of power - including the police - and generally contribute to a free and open society.21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Council says it will set up a committee to look into controversies surrounding the recent visit of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to the campus. The university was criticised for its heavy-handed security. It also allowed Li to be seated so that his status seemed to be above that of the chancellor and pro-chancellor during a ceremony.2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Free speech is best tested not under normal circumstances but abnormal ones. We pass with good grades under normal circumstances. Hongkongers can protest, rant on talk radio, and even insult our leaders. But free speech was put through a stress test during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit and we failed.29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am