Communist Party of China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27221/all en China's Xi urges swatting of lowly "flies" in fight on everyday graft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/chinas-xi-urges-swatting-lowly-flies-fight-everyday-graft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Chinese president-in-waiting Xi Jinping on Tuesday took his campaign against corruption to the petty bureaucracy and minor infractions of lowly officials who are the bane of many Chinese people and businessmen's everyday lives.</p> <p>Xi, in comments carried by the official Xinhua news agency, said it was just as important to go after the "flies", or lowly people, as it was to tackle the "tigers", or top officials, in the battle against graft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/chinas-xi-urges-swatting-lowly-flies-fight-everyday-graft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Technology Xi Jinping Xi Jinping Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737623 at http://www.globalpost.com Paper says Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/paper-says-chinese-anti-corruption-drive-nets-politburo-member <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China's anti-corruption drive.</p> <p>Li Jianguo, a member of the country's elite Politburo and the vice chairman of the national rubber-stamp legislature, has not been charged with any offence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/paper-says-chinese-anti-corruption-drive-nets-politburo-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Government of the People's Republic of China Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740035 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-From builders to managers: educating China's leadership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/analysis-builders-managers-educating-chinas-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Information and data for this story was derived from a new interactive tool, "Connected China". Click on connectedchina.reuters.com to visit a site that tracks thousands of people, institutions and connections that form China's power structure.)</p> <p>* More PhDs now in Politburo</p> <p>* Engineers replaced military cadres in the 1980s and 1990s</p> <p>* Now more managerial and worldly leaders coming to the fore</p> <p>By Irene Jay Liu and David Lague</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/analysis-builders-managers-educating-chinas-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Education Politics Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770265 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-ANALYSIS-From builders to managers: educating China's leadership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/analysis-builders-managers-educating-chinas-leadership-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Information and data for this story was derived from a new interactive tool, "Connected China". Click on <a href="http://connectedchina.reuters.com" title="http://connectedchina.reuters.com">http://connectedchina.reuters.com</a> to visit a site that tracks thousands of people institutions and connections that form China's power sturcture.)</p> <p>* Repeats to fix link</p> <p>* More PhDs now in Politburo</p> <p>* Engineers replaced military cadres in the 1980s and 1990s</p> <p>* Now more managerial and worldly leaders coming to the fore</p> <p>By Irene Jay Liu and David Lague</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/analysis-builders-managers-educating-chinas-leadership-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Education Politics Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770267 at http://www.globalpost.com China to seal Xi's power after months of pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders who have raised expectations with a deluge of propaganda during their first months running the Communist Party.</p> <p>Xi Jinping is due to replace Hu Jintao as China's President at the annual National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, a rubber-stamp parliament which meets on Tuesday. Li Keqiang will become premier, replacing Wen Jiabao. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Government of the People's Republic of China Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771988 at http://www.globalpost.com China to seal Xi's power after months of pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders who have raised expectations with a deluge of propaganda during their first months running the Communist Party.</p> <p>Xi Jinping is due to replace Hu Jintao as China's president at the annual National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, a rubber-stamp parliament which meets on Tuesday. Li Keqiang will become premier, replacing Wen Jiabao. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-seal-xis-power-after-months-pledges-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Government of the People's Republic of China Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:00:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771989 at http://www.globalpost.com China enlists Jackie Chan to kick off political meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Film star Jackie Chan joined other celebrities Sunday at a meeting of China's highest-profile advisory body, a move seen by analysts as an attempt by the ruling Communist Party to cultivate "soft power".</p> <p>Nobel literature prizewinner Mo Yan and basketball star Yao Ming also attended the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), organised by the party.</p> <p>The Hong Kong actor's participation in the meeting, as one of 2,000 delegates making suggestions to China's government, has been strongly criticised by some in his native city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Communist Party of China Entertainment Human Interest Technology Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:30:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772097 at http://www.globalpost.com China sets 2013 economic growth at 7.5% as NPC opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday targeted 2013 growth of 7.5 percent and vowed an unwavering fight against corruption as the world's second-largest economy opened its annual parliamentary session.</p> <p>Wen also pledged to protect China's "territorial integrity" as the government laid down another double-digit rise in military spending to modernise the world's largest standing army, at a time of mounting tensions in Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-sets-2013-economic-growth-at-75-npc-opens-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Communist Party of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Socialism Wen Jiabao AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 03:47:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773486 at http://www.globalpost.com Hope, despair and apathy as Chinese leaders meet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/hope-despair-and-apathy-chinese-leaders-meet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As China grandly opened its showcase annual parliamentary session in Beijing on Tuesday, the city's residents and visitors reacted with a mixture of hope and despair -- and sometimes apathy.</p> <p>Some saw prospects for reform, others anger at "wasteful meetings", but the concerns of wide-eyed out-of-town tourists thronging the capital were directed firmly elsewhere.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/hope-despair-and-apathy-chinese-leaders-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Tuanpai AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773535 at http://www.globalpost.com China parliament opens with growth and graft pledges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/china-parliament-opens-growth-and-graft-pledges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China targeted 2013 economic growth of 7.5 percent and vowed an unwavering fight against corruption Tuesday at the start of an annual parliamentary session that will seal its transition to new leadership.</p> <p>Outgoing premier Wen Jiabao pledged to protect China's "territorial integrity" as the government laid down another double-digit rise in military spending to modernise the world's largest standing army, at a time of mounting tensions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/china-parliament-opens-growth-and-graft-pledges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Communist Party of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Socialism Technology Wen Jiabao AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773547 at http://www.globalpost.com China parliament targets growth, graft, well-being http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/china-parliament-targets-growth-graft-well-being <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China Tuesday targeted 2013 economic growth of 7.5 percent and vowed to tackle corruption and improve the quality of life as an annual parliamentary session to seal its transition to new leadership started.</p> <p>Outgoing premier Wen Jiabao also pledged to protect China's "territorial integrity" as the government announced another double-digit rise in military spending to modernise the world's largest standing army amid mounting tensions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/china-parliament-targets-growth-graft-well-being" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Communist Party of China Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Tuanpai Wen Jiabao AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773696 at http://www.globalpost.com Outgoing premier sees a brilliant future for China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/outgoing-premier-sees-brilliant-future-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 5 (EFE).- Wen Jiabao gave his last speech Tuesday as China's prime minister, leaving power with assurances that the Asian giant "has before it a future of unprecedented brilliance."</p> <p>In an address lasting an hour and 40 minutes before the National People's Assembly, the outgoing premier set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for 2013 and a goal of creating 9 million new jobs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/outgoing-premier-sees-brilliant-future-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Technology Wen Jiabao Agencia EFE Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:01:59 +0000 Agencia EFE 5774127 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Xi flexes muscle, chooses reformist VP - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/chinas-xi-flexes-muscle-chooses-reformist-vp-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Benjamin Kang Lim and John Ruwitch</p> <p>BEIJING, March 12 (Reuters) - A reformist member of China's decision-making Politburo, Li Yuanchao, is set to become the country's vice president this week instead of a more senior and conservative official best known for keeping the media in check, sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/chinas-xi-flexes-muscle-chooses-reformist-vp-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Politics Technology Tuanpai Xi Jinping Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780334 at http://www.globalpost.com China to name Xi Jinping as new president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/china-name-xi-jinping-new-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's parliament is to name Xi Jinping as the country's new president Thursday, formalising his leadership of the world's most populous nation four months after he took charge of the ruling Communist Party.</p> <p>He will take the reins of the world's second-largest economy alongside incoming premier Li Keqiang, who is due to be anointed on Friday.</p> <p>Xi's party leadership is his real source of power but the title of head of state will increase his public role, such as on overseas trips, and marks his final step in China's once-in-a-decade power handover.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/china-name-xi-jinping-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Politics of the People's Republic of China AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:16:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782718 at http://www.globalpost.com China to name Xi Jinping as new president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/china-name-xi-jinping-new-president-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's parliament was set to name Xi Jinping as president Thursday, four months after he took charge of the Communist Party with pledges of reform that have raised hopes but so far yielded little change.</p> <p>Top officials of the world's most populous nation, including Xi himself, took part in a leadership vote at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, taking turns to places red papers into ballot boxes.</p> <p>Xi, wearing a black suit, appeared relaxed as he cast his vote, before taking his seat on a platform next to Li Keqiang who is due to be anointed as premier on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/china-name-xi-jinping-new-president-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Tuanpai Xi Jinping AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 03:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782941 at http://www.globalpost.com