Zhang Hong

Zhang Hong is the deputy editor in chief of the Economic Observer, an influential business newspaper based in Beijing.
Zhang Hong is the deputy editor in chief of the Economic Observer, an influential business newspaper based in Beijing.

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274 quotes from Xi Jinping: Propaganda machine publishes book 'to bolster his image'

It's unlikely to set the literary world alight, and may even prove to be a useful insomnia cure. A collection of 274 quotes uttered by President Xi Jinping has been compiled into a book by the Party's propaganda machine.

30 May 2014 - 5:45PM
274 quotes from Xi Jinping: Propaganda machine publishes book 'to bolster his image'

It's unlikely to set the literary world alight, and may even prove to be a useful insomnia cure. A collection of 274 quotes uttered by President Xi Jinping has been compiled into a book by the Party's propaganda machine.

Judge who sentenced Bo Xilai to life in jail promoted to Supreme People's Court
Anti-graft body under the spotlight as corruption probes gather pace

The mainland's anti-graft organisation is building a fearsome reputation as a massive campaign against corruption gains momentum.

21 May 2014 - 7:35AM
Anti-graft body under the spotlight as corruption probes gather pace

The mainland's anti-graft organisation is building a fearsome reputation as a massive campaign against corruption gains momentum.

‘Dissatisfied’ anti-graft chief orders officials to ramp up corruption crackdowns

Wang Qishan has urged all central government departments and state-owned companies and financial institutions to strengthen efforts to combat graft, signalling his dissatisfaction with their current campaigns.

14 May 2014 - 2:46AM
‘Dissatisfied’ anti-graft chief orders officials to ramp up corruption crackdowns

Wang Qishan has urged all central government departments and state-owned companies and financial institutions to strengthen efforts to combat graft, signalling his dissatisfaction with their current campaigns.

Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

Despite its traffic challenges and air quality issues, Beijing still manages to come in just behind Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms of "sustainable development", according to an annual ranking of Chinese cities.

12 Jan 2018 - 2:59PM
Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

Despite its traffic challenges and air quality issues, Beijing still manages to come in just behind Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms of "sustainable development", according to an annual ranking of Chinese cities.

Partially-paralysed woman dies 'after protest at Chinese government office'
Politician at centre of Sichuan graft probe 'helped relatives, friends, secure lucrative land deals'

Li Chuncheng, the former deputy Communist Party chief in Sichuan province who is under investigation for corruption, allegedly used his power to help relatives and friends buy land cheaply, according to a media report.

9 May 2014 - 2:53AM
Politician at centre of Sichuan graft probe 'helped relatives, friends, secure lucrative land deals'

Li Chuncheng, the former deputy Communist Party chief in Sichuan province who is under investigation for corruption, allegedly used his power to help relatives and friends buy land cheaply, according to a media report.

Government handouts at China holiday resort spark debate

The Sanya city authorities' plan to give residents a bigger half-year subsidy of 360 yuan (HK$453 yuan) has triggered fierce debate online and in the media about whether it is the best use of public funds.

8 May 2014 - 4:46AM
Government handouts at China holiday resort spark debate

The Sanya city authorities' plan to give residents a bigger half-year subsidy of 360 yuan (HK$453 yuan) has triggered fierce debate online and in the media about whether it is the best use of public funds.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang takes wife on state visit for first time

Premier Li Keqiang kicked off a week-long trip to Africa, with his wife accompanying him for the first time on a state visit since he took office last year.

5 May 2014 - 2:25PM
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang takes wife on state visit for first time

Premier Li Keqiang kicked off a week-long trip to Africa, with his wife accompanying him for the first time on a state visit since he took office last year.

More Shanxi officials investigated for corruption

More senior officials from Shanxi are under investigation for alleged corruption, the latest in a series of anti-graft probes focused on the coal-rich province.

1 May 2014 - 4:32AM
More Shanxi officials investigated for corruption

More senior officials from Shanxi are under investigation for alleged corruption, the latest in a series of anti-graft probes focused on the coal-rich province.

State Council urged to halt 'illegal' extra permits required to secure hukou for babies
President Xi Jinping delivers tough message to ‘frontline of terror’ on visit to Xinjiang

Xi Jinping has made his first presidential visit to what he called the "frontline against terrorism" in the restive region of Xinjiang. Xi's tour of Kashgar came ahead of a work conference in June that will decide policies for the troubled region.

30 Apr 2014 - 7:15AM
President Xi Jinping delivers tough message to ‘frontline of terror’ on visit to Xinjiang

Xi Jinping has made his first presidential visit to what he called the "frontline against terrorism" in the restive region of Xinjiang. Xi's tour of Kashgar came ahead of a work conference in June that will decide policies for the troubled region.

Premier Li Keqiang makes high-profile visit to Chongqing

Premier Li Keqiang has visited Chongqing, the first top state leader to visit the city since the 18th party congress in November 2012. Li began his trip on Sunday and focused on economics and people's livelihoods, steering clear of sensitive political topics.

29 Apr 2014 - 4:08AM
Premier Li Keqiang makes high-profile visit to Chongqing

Premier Li Keqiang has visited Chongqing, the first top state leader to visit the city since the 18th party congress in November 2012. Li began his trip on Sunday and focused on economics and people's livelihoods, steering clear of sensitive political topics.

Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji breaks long silence with letter to university

Former premier Zhu Rongji has made a rare public gesture, writing a letter for the 30th anniversary of his alma mater, becoming the latest ex-party leader to step briefly out of low-key retirement.

29 Apr 2014 - 3:42AM
Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji breaks long silence with letter to university

Former premier Zhu Rongji has made a rare public gesture, writing a letter for the 30th anniversary of his alma mater, becoming the latest ex-party leader to step briefly out of low-key retirement.

Xining party chairman Mao faces corruption investigation
Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

The mainland passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years.

25 Apr 2014 - 4:43PM
Revised green law imposes stiffer penalties

The mainland passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years.

Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines
Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate's former chairman, Song Lin, was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter have revealed.

25 Apr 2014 - 4:21PM
Two more senior China Resources bosses held in wake of Song Lin graft probe

Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate's former chairman, Song Lin, was placed under investigation for corruption, sources familiar with the matter have revealed.

Beijing bans petitioners seeking redress from appealing directly to higher authorities
China Southern Airlines in Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the classes on Tuesday, said a publicity official at the company.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:38AM
China Southern Airlines in Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the classes on Tuesday, said a publicity official at the company.

Hubei deputy governor stripped of party membership over bribery, abuse of power
Government to finally reveal plans for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei integration
China anti-graft agency denies going on political witch-hunt

The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has hit back at suggestions that its corruption crackdown is in fact a political witch-hunt in disguise.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16AM
China anti-graft agency denies going on political witch-hunt

The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has hit back at suggestions that its corruption crackdown is in fact a political witch-hunt in disguise.

Dissident Chen Yizi, former aide to Zhao Ziyang, dies in Los Angeles

Chen Yizi, a former aide and senior policy adviser to disgraced Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, died at his home in Los Angeles on the eve of yesterday's 25th anniversary of the former party chief Hu Yaobang's death.

16 Apr 2014 - 3:37AM
Dissident Chen Yizi, former aide to Zhao Ziyang, dies in Los Angeles

Chen Yizi, a former aide and senior policy adviser to disgraced Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, died at his home in Los Angeles on the eve of yesterday's 25th anniversary of the former party chief Hu Yaobang's death.

Firms profited in 'shady coal-rights deals'

Three privately owned companies in Shaanxi have been accused of using officials' influence to gain the rights to explore coal resources in the province.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:03AM
Firms profited in 'shady coal-rights deals'

Three privately owned companies in Shaanxi have been accused of using officials' influence to gain the rights to explore coal resources in the province.

PLA to set up local 'watchdog' offices to monitor graft and protect troops' rights

The Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army are setting up offices at the local government level to better monitor soldiers for illegal activities and to address any grievances.

15 Apr 2014 - 7:51AM
PLA to set up local 'watchdog' offices to monitor graft and protect troops' rights

The Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army are setting up offices at the local government level to better monitor soldiers for illegal activities and to address any grievances.

Energy giant CNPC reviews internal anti-graft efforts
Beijing to ease rules to spur overseas investments

Beijing will ease restrictions on overseas investments and scrap the need for approval on deals below US$1 billion starting next month, the country's top economic planner said in a statement.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:42PM
Beijing to ease rules to spur overseas investments

Beijing will ease restrictions on overseas investments and scrap the need for approval on deals below US$1 billion starting next month, the country's top economic planner said in a statement.

Xu Yean, deputy chief of petitions office, found hanged in Beijing office

A top official with the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, which handles petitions, committed suicide in his Beijing office, mainland media reported.

11 Apr 2014 - 4:38AM
Xu Yean, deputy chief of petitions office, found hanged in Beijing office

A top official with the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, which handles petitions, committed suicide in his Beijing office, mainland media reported.

PLA sets up leading group to boost training

The People's Liberation Army has established a new leading group to supervise military training, the latest move in the drive by party secretary Xi Jinping to improve the combat readiness of the world's largest army.

6 Apr 2014 - 6:01AM
PLA sets up leading group to boost training

The People's Liberation Army has established a new leading group to supervise military training, the latest move in the drive by party secretary Xi Jinping to improve the combat readiness of the world's largest army.

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