Zeng Qinghong

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.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Beijing top brass quit in reshuffle

Beijing's mayor and a deputy mayor resigned yesterday in what is likely a routine reshuffle after the municipal party congress.

But the change in leadership comes amid a public outcry of the government's handling of rainstorms in the capital that left at least 37 people dead.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Innovation the key to survival

China's vehicle manufacturing industry must innovate to improve the quality of self-developed products and cut costs if it is to avoid losing more market share to foreign goods, warns a top mainland carmaker.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Another book keeps Jiang in the political limelight

Former president Jiang Zemin has had yet another book published in a sign that he's still wielding influence ahead of next year's key Communist Party congress.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mystery, little substance, in plenum's wake

In the coming days and weeks, the mainland's massive propaganda machine looks set to launch a nationwide campaign to exhort the 70 million Communist Party members to study a document, passed at last week's annual meeting of the party's Central Committee, on how to strengthen the party's control.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Politburo approves five-year anti-graft campaign

The Politburo called for better efforts in the fight against corruption as its top decision-making body approved a five-year anti-graft programme.

The Politburo called for redoubled efforts to achieve a clean government at a meeting chaired by President Hu Jintao that approved the plan to prevent and punish corruption, a statement on the government's website said yesterday.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hu protege to become provincial party boss

Woman's landmark posting in reshuffle

A protege of Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao will become the second female provincial party chief in the country's history, according to reliable sources.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Change at top won't alter policies on HK

The retirement of Zeng Qinghong has sparked intense speculation over who will be the next mainland leader with ultimate responsibility for Hong Kong affairs.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Round two begins in the guessing game of who will replace new elite

Close allies of outgoing Vice-President Zeng tipped to take up top posts

Sweeping changes to the Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo, unveiled on Monday, have prompted a new round of speculation: who will fill the vacancies left by those elevated to the upper echelon of power?

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Deft power broker kept in step with changing of the guard

Zeng Qinghong:

Zeng Qinghong , the de facto leader of China's princelings and a man regarded in some circles as an ultimate opportunist, will hold sway over the country's fate for years to come despite his nominal retirement.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang Gaoli: Guangdong know-how goes north

Zhang Gaoli has been tasked with transforming the moribund city of Tianjin into a rival of Shanghai with the help of a powerful political ally and his experience in the country's developed south.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Delegates hint at Zeng's retirement

Several congress delegates have indirectly confirmed Vice-President Zeng Qinghong will step down from the Politburo.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hu Jintao plots largely new road map for party

I wonder how former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin felt listening to his successor's report at the party congress last Monday.

In his first report as the Party secretary-general, Hu Jintao has largely redrawn the party road map set by Mr Jiang at the previous party congress five years ago. While Mr Jiang then wooed the haves, Mr Hu is targeting the have-nots.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The jockeying for power that could boost democracy within the party

Just one week before the Communist Party's landmark 17th congress, at which a major leadership reshuffle will be approved, something very strange has occurred in Beijing's corridors of power.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Former weapons procurement chief lands top party post in Hebei

Zhang Yunchuan, former minister in charge of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, has been appointed party secretary of Hebei , replacing Bai Keming , Xinhua reported yesterday.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am