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Yu Zhengsheng

Born in 1945, Zhejiang native Yu Zhengsheng graduated from Harbin's Military Engineering Institute specializing in the design of automated missiles. Yu was mayor of Qingdao and Yantai in his early political career.  His brother Yu Qiangsheng defected to the US in 1985, dealing a heavy blow to Yu's political career. Yu became Minister of Construction in 1998, became a Politburo member in 2002, and Shanghai party chief in 2007.  He was promoted to the Communist Party's top body, the 7-member Politburo Standing Commitee, during the 18th Party Congress in November 2012. 

Yu Zhengsheng

Member of the Politburo Standing Committee

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 6:17pm

CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups

The chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng, has been put in charge of ethnic and religious issues in the troubled Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions, giving him more clout than his predecessors.

4 Jun 2013 - 4:37am

Warning over city becoming 'politicised'

A state leader warned yesterday that Hong Kong has become "politicised" over many issues, and that it's hurting the city economically and socially. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, was addressing 28 key members of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

14 May 2013 - 5:03am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 9, 2013

I refer to the report ("Expert accused of twisting facts on voting rights", April 1). Maria Tam Wai-chu may have had a momentary slip of the mind when she said that Article 25(b) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights did not cover the right to stand for election.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am 5 comments

City's politicians play tough game of 'pass the message'

As mainland officials rarely comment publicly on the city's issues under the "one country, two systems" principle, the central government's messages to the administration are often delivered behind closed doors. As a result, the media has to rely heavily on the messenger - usually a pro-establishment figure - to shed light on Beijing's views on Hong Kong matters.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am 3 comments

Message within CPPCC chairman's remarks bears a reminder

Reading between the lines was a technique Western analysts used to find out what the Soviet Union was really up to during the Cold War when there was a dearth of reliable information.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Who said it?

We need to more strictly follow the socialist path of political development with Chinese characteristics.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Western-style reform not on agenda, says CPPCC chief Yu Zhengsheng

China's new top political adviser has urged members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to reject "impetuous and extremist attitudes" in political ideas and said the ruling Communist Party would explore its own political path and shun reform based on Western models.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Defector’s brother Yu Zhengsheng made chairman of CPPCC

A senior Chinese politician whose brother defected to the US in a major spy scandal was on Monday elected as chairman of the country’s highest-profile advisory organisation, state media reported.

12 Mar 2013 - 1:01am

Flagging up fears over threat to Hong Kong's autonomy

Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, recently denounced Hong Kong activists who waved colonial flags during protests, and warned that "opposition" and "centrifugal forces" would not be allowed to rule the city after universal suffrage was introduced.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am 4 comments