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Han Zhengi

Han Zheng was 48 when first named mayor of Shanghai in 2003, the youngest person to hold the post in 50 years. He is strongly tipped to become the city's party chief and a Politburo member having successfully overseen Shanghai's hosting of the World Expo in 2010, its rise as the world's busiest container port and the current strides it is making towards becoming the top renminbi trading, clearing and pricing centre by 2015. However, his lack of experience outside Shanghai might hinder his chances of becoming a member of the Politburo.

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If the government wants to diminish people’s electoral rights, it needs to give something back by improving their living standards and housing conditions.

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City is not being thrust forward as a leader in regional development plans as it once might have been, and grand ideas for Hainan province mean Hong Kong will have to play to its strengths.

  • Chinese vice-premier co-chairs 18th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, is expected to meet top leaders
  • Meeting is ‘significant’ and ‘underlies the depth and breadth’ of Singapore-China ties amid recent political changes, analysts note
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Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, has called for stronger support for coal power as hydropower reservoirs fall in the Yangtze River basin.

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Discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng included climate pledges, Xinjiang and prospects for official US-China talks, says person familiar with the matter.

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The announcement on Sunday followed a visit by Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng, who was on an inspection tour of China’s southern Guangdong province from Friday to Sunday.

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Carrie Lam’s official Beijing visit typically held this time every year, but sources expect it be to delayed until she has the crisis under control, state officials’ diaries are clearer.

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Chief executive and five city ministers will focus on economic recovery in series of meetings with Chinese officials to be followed by Guangdong trip.

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The new legislation will focus solely on bad actors who try to damage China’s interests while preserving the personal rights of most citizens. Outsiders who complain about China preserving its national security do so from a place of hypocrisy.

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