Zhou Qifeng

Peking University's new president Wang Enge faces huge challenge

Wang Enge succeeds Zhou Qifeng. Photo: China Foto Press

Wang succeeds the controversial and flamboyant former president Zhou Qifeng, who became president in November 2008 but had been dogged by a number of controversies, including leading a delegation to Chongqing in November to pay tribute to "creative reforms" launched by Bo Xilai , the municipality's disgraced former party secretary.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013, 4:33am

University officials under fire again

The conduct of mainland university officials has been called into question again after the president of Zhejiang University was caught playing a computer poker game at a top-level symposium where controversial Peking University president Zhou Qifeng was also seen promoting a CD single featuring a song dedicated to his mother.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The US is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which, of course, we cannot

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Alexandria

If he knowingly chose to co-operate with the media ... I'd feel ashamed for him

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sceptics mock professor's mother-hugging display

Flamboyant Peking University president Zhou Qifeng has sparked a public debate over filial piety after returning to his ancestral home in Hunan province for his mother's 90th birthday.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chemistry song has winning formula, despite lyrics

A song about chemistry, with lyrics by the president of Peking University, became one of the most downloaded tunes on the mainland this week - a first for a song about science.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am