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Wang Yang

Hailing from one of the country's poorest provinces, Wang Yang lacks the revolutionary pedigree of the so-called "princeling" party leaders. Yet since taking office in 2007, Wang has led a far-reaching crackdown on corruption resulting in several high-profile convictions, including that of former Shenzhen mayor Xu Zongheng. He has also overseen a rise in government transparency, making the provincial capital of Guangzhou the mainland's first city to publish its budget.

State Council prioritises stabilisation of economic growth

The central government has made stabilising and sustaining economic growth and basic price stability policy priorities this year, according to a statement issued yesterday after a cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 5:31am

Vice-premiers' activities may shed light on division of labour in State Council

The division of labour between the State Council's four vice-premiers and five state councillors, appointed last week, has yet to be made public, but the activities of two of the vice-premiers this week may shed light on their responsibilities.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:36am

New ministry needed to map out reforms

"In fact, reforms are aimed at cutting off pieces from one's own body." Wang Yang's words may sound sadistic but they encapsulate the enormous challenges and difficulties the mainland leadership has in pushing ahead with any major reform - political, economic or social.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:45am

Wang Yang is no reformist leader

Wang Yang has never been far from the limelight during his five years as Guangdong party chief, so cue the headlines when he stepped down last month for another posting. Reviewing his own performance in the south, Wang said he "had not been lazy or deceptive, or tried to avoid facing up to problems".

1 Jan 2013 - 4:03am

All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

New Guangdong Communist Party chief Hu Chunhua is filling some big shoes, with his predecessor, Wang Yang, one of the most high-profile and outspoken politicians on the mainland.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

Briefs, November 20, 2012

Campaigners detail death of activists

20 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

Front runners emerge for vice-premier vacancies

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

Congress Briefs, November 15, 2012

US media snubbed at inner circle's debut

15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Transparency calls at China congress face tough road

Pledges for more transparency by top Chinese Communist officials made after high-profile graft cases have been met with scepticism that corrupt leaders can come clean over their assets.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Guangdong chief Wang Yang dodges questions on promotion

Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang downplayed his straight-talking, reformist reputation and reined in his lighter side yesterday amid speculation that he may miss out on promotion to the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee at this party congress.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:43am