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Zhao Ziyang

Liang Boqi, wife of China's purged ex-leader Zhao Ziyang, dies at 95

The widow of Zhao Ziyang, the late Communist Party chief removed from office for opposing the military crackdown against student democracy protestors in 1989, has died.

Friday, 27 December, 2013, 2:57am

Mourners honour ousted premier Zhao Ziyang on anniversary of death

More than 100 mourners flocked to a traditional house in a quiet alleyway in Beijing yesterday morning to pay their respects at the home of the late Zhao Ziyang on the eighth anniversary of the ousted party chief's death.

18 Jan 2013 - 3:55am 1 comment

Netizens pay tribute to late Zhao Ziyang

Chinese netizens discreetly paid tribute to the late Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang on social network sites on the 8th anniversary of his death on Thursday.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:44pm

Mourners gather on birthday of late Zhao Ziyang to salute spirit of reform

Dozens of mourners gathered in a small alleyway just off Beijing's premier shopping street, Wangfujing, yesterday to pay tribute to late Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang on the 93rd anniversary of his birth.

18 Oct 2012 - 7:18am

Bank of America Merrill Lynch hires Margaret Ren in mainland push

To fast-track its growth on the mainland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has appointed Margaret Ren, a well-known banker and relative of a former premier, as China chairman, according to an internal memorandum seen yesterday by the South China Morning Post.

17 Oct 2012 - 2:57am

An explosion of questions

'A loving husband, sincere and honest' was how neighbours characterised Zhao Dengyong So it came as a shock when the 26-year-old was blamed for a suicide bombing last month.

Four people, including the alleged suicide bomber, were killed and 16 others injured in the attack on a county office in Qiaojia county, Yunnan province, on May 10.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Calls for June 4 rethink grow in party ranks

Yet another anniversary of the bloody 1989 Tiananmen crackdown passed off rather peacefully, without a major hitch or signs of much headway having been made in the quest for a review of the official verdict on one of modern China's most tragic events.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Alleged Yunnan bomber 'a nice honest man'

Those who knew Zhao Dengyong describe the 26-year-old as well-mannered and find it hard to believe he could be behind an explosion that killed four and injured 16 at a community office in Yunnan.

His landlord, Peng Zixiang, 51, said Zhao (pictured) caused no trouble other than sometimes being short on the rent.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Online tributes to Zhao Ziyang pass censors

Internet users have flocked to pay tribute to Zhao Ziyang, the Communist Party chief purged in the wake of the June 4 crackdown 22 years ago, at online memorials in the lead-up to next Thursday's Ching Ming tomb-sweeping festival.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wen all is said and done

All eyes were on Premier Wen Jiabao's last post-NPC press conference on Wednesday. But Wen, 70 in September and a year from retirement after nine years in the job, gave a much less energetic performance than usual in his three-hour press conference at the conclusion of the annual National People's Congress session.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am