Former top party official Li Ruihuan made a rare public appearance in Beijing at the weekend, joining a long list of retired political heavyweights who appear keen to reassert their influence ahead of next month's once-a-decade transfer of power.Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 4:30am
Unlike much of Beijing's powerful elite, the woman known as China's 'Iron Lady', Wu Yi, rose to acclaim on her own merits.30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The National People's Congress yesterday endorsed Li Keqiang as the first-ranked vice-premier, confirming the protege of President Hu Jintao as the most likely candidate to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in five years.18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
November 16, 2002: First Sars case appears in Guangdong .
February 11, 2003: Guangdong government reports 305 cases of atypical pneumonia and five deaths in the province.
February 21: A medical professor from Guangzhou arrives in Hong Kong and stays in the Metropole Hotel, where he spreads the disease to 12 other guests.26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
The mainland leadership has reached broad consensus over the leading positions in Premier Wen Jiabao's State Council for his second five-year term, with Wang Qishan taking over the expanded portfolios of financial affairs, foreign trade and investment.4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Close-up lesson in the art of faking it14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
The latest round in the high-level strategic economic dialogue between China and the United States has produced solid results but no major breakthroughs. Both sides described the two days of trade talks, which concluded yesterday, as fruitful and constructive. That, in itself, is an achievement, given the tensions that exist.14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Importance of co-operation, not confrontation, emphasised at opening of dialogue
Vice-premier Wu Yi and US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson opened the Third China-US Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing yesterday amid rising concerns over food and product safety and protectionist sentiments.13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Mandelson speech angers Wu Yi
Wrangling between China and the European Union over mainland product safety intensified yesterday, with Vice-Premier Wu Yi publicly rebuking visiting EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson for his criticism of China's safety record.27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
The indication by Premier Wen Jiabao that the so-called money through-train scheme has been put on hold is no surprise. In fact, he could have sounded the warning last month or even earlier. The whole scheme, which allows mainlanders to invest directly in Hong Kong-listed shares, has been bungled from the beginning.5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
While the 17th party congress is a significant indicator of political fortunes, it also tells the story of how women are sadly sidelined in politics.
During the congress, the Great Hall of the People was packed with more than 2,000 elite party representatives - most of them middle-aged or elderly men in grey or black suits.23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Named the second-most powerful woman this year by Forbes magazine, Vice-Premier Wu Yi has proved herself in the male-dominated world of mainland politics with her unique personality and tough working style.23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
The United States has taken the mainland's alleged failure to protect intellectual property rights to the World Trade Organisation, increasing trade tensions between the two countries.15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
A visit to Russia's former imperial capital by Vice-Premier Wu Yi at the weekend brought Shanghai investments, 168 mainland businessmen and 19 contracts worth US$2 billion to St Petersburg, but more than anything, it signalled that Moscow and Beijing want trade, not politics, to fuel their relationship.12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
As Beijing intensifies its courtship of Moscow and Central Asian countries, Vice-Premier Wu Yi is heading to Russia for a three-city visit to promote Chinese business and meet Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Ms Wu will spend tomorrow and Sunday in St Petersburg, Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi and Tuesday in Moscow.8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am