Hailing from one of the country's poorest provinces, Wang Yang lacks the revolutionary pedigree of the so-called "princeling" party leaders. Yet since taking office in 2007, Wang has led a far-reaching crackdown on corruption resulting in several high-profile convictions, including that of former Shenzhen mayor Xu Zongheng. He has also overseen a rise in government transparency, making the provincial capital of Guangzhou the mainland's first city to publish its budget.
Disputes between China and Western nations over alleged human rights abuses in the restive region can be resolved only if both sides recognise the other’s concerns.
"In fact, reforms are aimed at cutting off pieces from one's own body." Wang Yang's words may sound sadistic but they encapsulate the enormous challenges and difficulties the mainland leadership has in pushing ahead with any major reform - political, economic or social.
The ‘two establishments’ has been a consistent theme in panel discussions at the five-yearly gathering, according to Xinhua reports.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has broken his silence and voiced support for the country’s tech firms to go public at home and abroad.
‘Do not believe nor circulate’ attempts to question China’s basic economic system, China’s CPPCC chairman tells representatives of business communities at ‘two sessions’ gathering.
Wang Yang, the number 4 in the party hierarchy, says any attempt to separate Tibet is doomed to failure as international scrutiny of Beijing’s policies grow.
Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi made the remarks on a visit to the region, saying cooperation on counterterrorism must be stepped up.
Party ‘must scientifically grasp the situation of the Xinjiang work, focus on the ultimate goal of long-term stability’, Wang Yang says after four-day trip to region.
The yuan replaced the US dollar as the most used currency in transactions in the Greater Bay Area development zone, a local branch of the country’s central bank said.
Report says city should be given status of a centrally administered municipality on par with Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing.
Communist Party chief has been on the road to promote the message that time is ripe to get the economy back up and running, as deadline on first ‘centenary goal’ looms.
Large parts of the country are under lockdown in an effort to contain Covid-19, hitting poor rural areas and bringing economic activity to a standstill.
China has rightly understood the transformative effect Christianity can have on a society, and the faith will prove its resilience in the face of persecution once again.
While Muslim communities are in lockdown, the Han population is voting with its feet and leaving the region, sources say.
Appointment of Wang Yang seen as ‘calculated move’ to assuage international concerns, but analysts doubt it will mean a change in Beijing’s hardline approach to the region.
Wang Yang, the country’s No 4 official, meets a delegation from Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and tells them situation may last for a long time.
China must be ‘prepared to fight tough battles’ this year, the nation’s largest political advisory body is told on the final day of ‘two sessions’.
Veteran Wang Yang is expected to go up a rung to executive vice-premier, while Shanghai chief Han Zheng will head political advisory body, sources say.
Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently launched a Hong Kong-based hedge fund focused on mainland equities, joining a growing number of young family members of top officials who have set up asset management businesses in the city.
Vice-Premier Wang Yang's jokes in opening remarks at this year's US-China strategic and economic dialogue in Washington were uncharacteristic for a Chinese official, but they were just what was needed.
Wang Yang's surprisingly light-hearted tone in Sino-US talks - in which the vice-premier compared the countries' relationship to a "straight" marriage and joked about Americans' "longer" noses - reflects the more direct and personable style of the new Chinese leadership.
The dire manners and "uncivilised behaviour" of some of its tourists are harming China's image overseas, a top official said. Vice-Premier Wang Yang singled out "talking loudly in public places, jay-walking, spitting and wilfully carving characters on items in scenic zones".