Wu Bangguo

Wu has been chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee and secretary of its Leading Party Members’ Group since 2008, and was the country’s vice-premier between 1997 and 2003. The 71-year-old from Anhui became Shanghai party boss in 1991, the city where much of his power base lies. Wu is a Tsinghua University graduate with a degree in engineering. He was a member of the Politburo’s standing committee between 2002 and 2012. 


Xinhua spurs talk that rising star is son of ex-NPC chief Wu Bangguo

Wu Lei (left) and Wu Bangguo. Photo: SCMP Pictures

An unusual Xinhua report has sparked speculation that the state-run news agency has taken a subtle shot at the promotion of a man who could be the son of a powerful political figure.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 4:31am

Is ex-NPC chief Wu Bangguo's son latest descendant to be promoted?

Wu Lei and Wu Bangguo seen in official photos. Screenshots from weibo.

An unusual Xinhua report has led to speculation that China's state-run news agency has taken a subtle shot at the promotion of a son of one of China's most powerful political figures.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties

Jiang Zemin seen in his hometown Yangzhou, Jiangsu in photos circulating yesterday. (Photo: Weibo)

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29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Outgoing NPC Standing Committee chief rejects Western political models

Wu Bangguo. Photo: Xinhua

Wu Bangguo, the outgoing chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, said in his last report to the legislative body that it would do everything it could to resist erroneous theories and reject Western political models.

9 Mar 2013 - 4:38am

Who said it?

Wu Bangguo

We will absolutely not copy models in the Western political system.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am

Praise for Macau's economic and social strides

Wu Bangguo (centre) arrives in the city, flanked by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on (in red tie). Photo: SCMP

National legislature chief Wu Bangguo praised the economic and social achievements of Macau during his first official visit to the city yesterday. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, will today officiate at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law in Macau.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:24am

China's Grand Old Men step into limelight

Hu Jintao (left) helps former leader Jiang Zemin stand. Photo: AFP

The first row of the presidium is a rare showcase of the Grand Old Men of Chinese politics.

Here, at the Great Hall of the People, all retired party leaders – except the 96-year-old Wan Li and the 88-year-old Qiao Shi – and previous standing committee members were on stage. Some of them even appeared younger and better-looking than the incumbent leaders.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Wu Bangguo

Wu Bangguo

Chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee

20 Nov 2012 - 11:03pm


Police sued for calling innocent a bomber

4 Sep 2012 - 3:26am

C.Y. pledge as pressure over Li Wangyang mounts

Leung Chun-ying would reflect Hongkongers' views to Beijing on matters of concern, his top aide said yesterday.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Going off-script

If all goes according to plan, Hu Jintao will step down from his position as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party at the 18th party congress to be held later this year.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

When you're on an expedition, nature hasn't read the script, the ocean hasn't read the script

Film director James Cameron, who will try to dive to the deepest place on earth

We need to remain sober-minded ... unwaveringly keep to the socialist path of political development with Chinese characteristics

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cherish political system, NPC chairman says

National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo vowed yesterday that the mainland would stick to its socialist path, saying that Western political systems were not suitable for China despite growing calls for political reform.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hu, Aquino vow to deepen ties

China and the Philippines vowed yesterday in a joint communique to deepen bilateral exchanges in the political, cultural, judicial and military fields, as Philippine President Benigno Aquino wrapped up meetings with top Chinese leaders on his first state visit.

Both sides also reiterated their pledges that maritime disputes would not affect bilateral ties.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Premier undaunted in call for political reform

Since last August, Premier Wen Jiabao has positioned himself as a champion of political reform on the mainland, and his campaign has since intensified.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am