Hu Chunhua

Hu Chunhua: Heading to the Top via Guangdong?

As low-profile as he is, Hu Chunhua, the new Party boss of Guangdong Province, has nonetheless attracted curiosity over his policies, which could make or break his fortune as one of the Party’s sixth generation leaders....

“Little Hu” Thrown into the Guangdong Fire

Mimi Lau of the South China Morning Post reports that despite his reformist credentials, new Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua has held his cards close to the vest while navigating a series of early tests: His low-profile, opaque...

Guangdong Economy Still On Top, For Now

Senior Guangdong officials are feeling the heat, according to Li Jing at The South China Morning Post, as they fear the province may lose its spot as China’s top economic powerhouse: In a panel discussion on Friday...

Southern Weekly Censorship Faceoff Continues (Updated)

The heavy-handed rewriting of the Southern Weekly newspaper’s traditional New Year greeting has triggered a staff strike, a barrage of letters and petitions, and an upwelling of popular support both on- and offline. In the...

All Eyes on New Guangdong Party Chief, Hu Chunhua

Among a slew of other new appointments this week, Xinhua reported that Hu Jintao protégé “Little Hu” Chunhua is to be the new Party chief of Guangdong province. His time at the helm of the economic powerhouse is...

Princelings Hold Sway Now, But What About 2017?

Reuters’ Benjamin Kang Lim takes stock of the Communist Party’s new Politburo Standing Committee, where power has shifted from the technocrats to the “princeling” faction under the recently-completed...

Chongqing, a Slippery Stepping Stone

The CPC Central Committee has appointed Sun Zhengcai to fill Bo Xilai’s former position as Chongqing’s Party chief, following interim secretary Zhang Dejiang’s appointment to the Politburo Standing Committee...

“Little Hu” May Take Over Chongqing Post

If U.S. politics have taught us anything, it’s that it’s never too soon to start talking about the next election cycle. And while the masses in China have no hand in choosing their top leaders, Reuters’ Ben...

Little Hu and the Mining of the Grasslands

As the 2012 leadership transition looms, The Economist profiles a man tipped to come out ahead in 2022: Hu Chunhua, whose current position as Party secretary of Inner Mongolia parallels Hu (no relation) Jintao’s equivalent...

In Beijing, Succession Shuffle Begins

As China approaches a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, and President Hu Jintao prepares to retire from the Chinese Communist Party later this year, Reuters reports that he may have already begun to take steps to retain...



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