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....
by Sophie Beach | Mar 3, 2013
With the 12th annual National People’s Congress opening in Beijing, the Chinese government is set to conclude the second stage of its once-a-decade leadership transition when Xi Jinping takes over as president and Li...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 5, 2013
Wang Yang, father of the “Happy” Guangdong Model and formerly mooted counterweight to Bo Xilai, was last month replaced as Guangdong Party chief by rising star Hu Chunhua. Having failed to win a seat on the reduced...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 11, 2012
At the opening of the 18th Party Congress, which will enshrine the next generation of Communist Party leadership in China, President Hu Jintao outlined the major problems facing his country but made it clear that the Party would...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 9, 2012
In his work report at the opening of the 18th Party Congress, President Hu Jintao spoke out about corruption at the highest levels of government. The official China Daily quotes his speech: “Leading officials at all...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 19, 2012
For months, Zhongnanhai watchers have speculated over who will take over the powerful Politburo Standing Committee in the upcoming once-a-decade leadership transition, and whether the current nine members will be reduced to...
by Scott Greene | Sep 20, 2012
A year after land grab protests began in the Guangdong fishing village of Wukan, and just six months after electing a new village committee in what many hailed as a new approach to dealing with social unrest in China, about 100...
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