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Chongqing party congress delayed

Political jockeying for Chongqing's top Communist Party post appeared to have delayed the mega-city's party congress until next month, local sources said yesterday, following official confirmation of the abrupt postponement.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Bo's fall brings out his fans - and also the harsh critics

Two events, somewhat related, attracted most comments from the mainland press last week. One was Wen Jiabao's final National People's Congress press conference.

The other was the dismissal of Bo Xilai, the once high-profile Communist Party boss of Chongqing, one of the four provincial-level megacities.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Remarks fuel speculation on probe of Wang

An investigation into disgraced Chongqing vice-mayor Wang Lijun is not being handled by the Communist Party's disciplinary watchdog, a top official from the agency confirmed yesterday.

The comments fuelled an earlier rumour that Wang was being investigated by the state security apparatus instead of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Canadian PM walks into political drama

As China's latest political drama continues to unfold, all eyes will be on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's scheduled meeting today with Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, whose right-hand man's disappearance this week has fuelled reports of a high-level power struggle.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Disgruntled ex-employee dies in bus fire he may have caused

A manager of a bus company who had been suspended by his firm was allegedly behind the deadly bus fire on Tuesday in Chongqing that killed 27 people, police said yesterday.

Police identified Xiao Yonghua, 50, and his wife, Zhang Xiaoya, 38, as suspects. But they died in the blaze, which gutted the bus with 38 people on board.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Diversified Chongqing General plans listing

Chongqing General Trading (Group), the largest merchandise distribution company in western China, is considering a listing on Hong Kong's stock market, according to the city's mayor.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Factory shake-up bid to close income gap

Chongqing is grouping and relocating its factories and universities to dozens of industrial parks and a university city, to help catch up with the east and narrow the urban-rural income gap.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

No limits to boosting growth, says chief

Chongqing's new party boss wants the municipality to make the most of its special status, writes Josephine Ma

Chongqing has yet to make the most of its special status as a municipality and there are no limits to the experiments that can be attempted as long as they boost economic growth, says new party secretary Wang Yang.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

HK hopefuls for Chongqing posts

The city of Chongqing has shortlisted eight Hong Kong candidates for three government posts in its first attempt to recruit civil servants from the city.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Mayor rejects marriage proposal

The mayor of China's most populous city yesterday said he would not support deliberate efforts to promote cross-border marriages to raise Hong Kong's birth rate.

Love, not policies, should determine marriages, said Wang Hongju , head of Chongqing municipality .

25 Feb 2005 - 12:00am