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.
If the government wants to diminish people’s electoral rights, it needs to give something back by improving their living standards and housing conditions.
The show of support for her leadership is essential to stability and recovery, but it will take more than that to bail Hong Kong out of its current crisis
The central government may have quashed rumours that Hong Kong’s leader will be replaced soon, but it wants order restored and social problems tackled.
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.
Despite the make-up of the new team, their job is already clearly defined as ‘Hong Kong has entered a new era’, says analyst.
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.
Russia’s deputy prime minister also says the country supports a ‘further increase of coal supplies’ to China.
Discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng included climate pledges, Xinjiang and prospects for official US-China talks, says person familiar with the matter.
Han Zheng urges the two governments to work towards creating an international centre for legal services and commercial dispute resolution.
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.
Chinese president will address virtual meeting of 40 world leaders organised by the White House to tackle climate change.
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.
Macau and Hong Kong are ‘focal points’ of national plan to focus on domestic market and reduce reliance on exports.
Vice-Premier Han Zheng also urges city to harness strengths and reap benefits of China’s development to revive embattled economy.
Chief executive and five city ministers will focus on economic recovery in series of meetings with Chinese officials to be followed by Guangdong trip.
Meeting with state officials set for next week once top-level Communist Party meeting concludes, and could feature Vice-Premier Han Zheng.
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.
The central government is looking to safeguard national security as well as the city’s stability through the new law, according to Lam.