I am surprised and a little concerned that Xu Kuangdi, a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, felt that the rally on July 1 was a bad thing ('Beijing has never been so worried about HK', September 11).Tuesday, 16 September, 2003, 12:00am
THEY SAY YOU cannot fight city hall. But it is probably even harder when you do not have a clue who works there or what goes on behind those imposing doors.
That seems so on the mainland. A survey of more than 3,400 residents of major Chinese cities showed that not a few had trouble identifying the mayor.22 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Former Shanghai mayor Xu Kuangdi has been given a new title, but not one that puts him in line for promotion.
He has been named president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in addition to the post he now holds as the institute's party secretary, academy officials said yesterday.23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
Shanghai mayor Xu Kuangdi has been posted to Beijing in a surprise move seen by some analysts as part of the jockeying for position expected within the Communist Party next year.8 Dec 2001 - 12:00am
Shanghai and Hong Kong are friendly rivals but the east China metropolis is poised to become the region's largest semi-conductor production base, Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi said yesterday.
Mr Xu addressed a wide range of issues, including the health of the city's economy and government corruption.23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am
Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi has said the city will do its best to popularise the Internet among its residents but warned the government would also seek ways to block the spread of information it deemed 'unhealthy'.
While characterising the Internet as primarily beneficial, Mr Xu also cautioned 'some bad people have used [it] to engage in immoral and illegal activities'.25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am
If it's Thursday in Shanghai, chances are Xu Kuangdi is greeting a stream of visitors to the impressive marbled City Hall that fronts the spruced-up gardens of People's Square. It is the public's day at the town hall. The mayor of the great city on the Huangpu likes to hear what people think. Workers groups, business associations.22 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
THE latest controversy over personnel has focused on the possible promotion of Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi to state councillor.
Diplomatic sources said a Politburo meeting held in Beijing last week failed to finalise new appointments to the State Council and the National People's Congress (NPC).18 Jan 1998 - 12:00am
VICE-PREMIER Zou Jiahua has called on Shanghai to take the lead in the next stage of China's reform.
During a recent inspection tour, the official praised the city's economic achievements in the past year.
'I witness new and great changes in Shanghai every year I go there,' he said.5 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
While China is often seen as a gerontocracy, Shanghai's leaders are a relatively youthful bunch.
The majority of the nation's leaders are mostly in their late 60s or early 70s; none of the city's big guns are significantly over 60 years of age.19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am