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.
A rising political star with a reputation as a reformer says asset disclosure for Chinese officials will likely be slowly phased in as China’s Communist Party seeks ways to tackle corruption.Friday, 9 November, 2012, 6:23pm
Updated at 4:30pm
Brother Li leaves3 Sep 2013 - 12:58pm
While Wang Yang has certainly left his mark as Guangdong party secretary, it is safe to assume the province's citizens will not be looking back on his tenure with the same reverence as they did when Lin Ruo left office.27 Oct 2012 - 8:21am
"Empty the cage and let the right birds in" was Wang Yang's main economic prescription when he became Guangdong's Communist Party chief in December 2007.26 Oct 2012 - 7:20am
The opening of a 200 million yuan (HK$245.2 million) Museum of Migrant Workers in Guangzhou last week seems to have been designed to add the final gloss to Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang's bid for a seat on the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee at next month's party congress.13 Oct 2012 - 8:10am 2 comments
Few benefited more than Wang Yang when the murder of a British businessman in a Chongqing hotel room late last year triggered a chain of events that ultimately ended the political career of the city's party chief, Bo Xilai.1 Oct 2012 - 2:48pm
Villainous ploys of hostile forces
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, describes three 'slanderous' blogs which have publicised a string of high-profile scandals
Reform is the fundamental solution. We shouldn't be afraid of risks14 Sep 2012 - 2:20am
Guangdong's party secretary Wang Yang has made a fresh call for reform in what analysts are describing as a last-ditch attempt to garner support for his ascension to the top ruling body in the National Party Congress.14 Sep 2012 - 4:24am
Beijing gave approval yesterday for Guangdong to explore streamlining bureaucratic red tape, which may set an example for the rest of the country. It may also afford provincial party boss Wang Yang more leverage in political jockeying ahead of this autumn's party congress, analysts said.23 Aug 2012 - 3:04am
The Guangzhou-based New Express newspaper was missing most of its regular sections for the second day in a row yesterday following the removal of its editor-in-chief on Monday.
Analysts and journalists attribute the move to tightened censorship ahead of this year's Communist Party national congress.18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am