Hu Jintao

  • Obama leads Forbes power list, Manmohan is 19th 06-12-2012 08:24 AM

    New York: When it comes to power, politics trumps business, according to a new Forbes ranking on Wednesday that found heads of state occupying six of the top 10 spots among the world's most powerful people, led by US President Barack Obama. The annual list selected what Forbes said were...
  • Xi Jinping - China's 'princeling' who remains enigma to world 15-11-2012 12:37 PM

    Beijing: Xi Jinping, a "princeling" and "hereditary" Communist who is now at the helm in China, is an enigma to the outside world, and even to his 1.3 billion countrymen he is known more because of his revolutionary father and a hugely popular singer wife. Not much is known about...
  • Xi Jinping takes over as leader of China Communist Party 15-11-2012 09:54 AM

    Beijing: Xi Jinping became leader of China on Thursday, securing the Communist Party's top spot and oversight of the military in a political transition upset by scandals that have added fuel to public demands for change as the country faces slower economic growth. Xi's elevation to party general secretary and...
  • China's next leaders named to Central Committee 14-11-2012 10:59 AM

    Beijing: China's Communist Party re-elected the nation's future leaders Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang onto its Central Committee on Wednesday, as it moved to conclude a pivotal transfer of power in the world's second-largest economy and rising superpower. Xi, now vice president, is expected to be named the party leader...
  • China: Party Congress finalises list of top officials 11-11-2012 08:50 PM

    Beijing: On the fourth day of their brain storming congress to select the new set of Chinese leaders to replace the current lot, ruling Communist Party on Sunday finalised a list of candidates for the 365-member Central Committee, an administrative and policy body, that would govern the country for next...
  • How selection of China's new leadership works 08-11-2012 10:46 PM

    China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking. At the center of the spectacle is the Communist Party congress, a gathering held once every five years that is the 18th such event in the...
  • China's leadership change: Why it matters 08-11-2012 10:16 PM

    Next month Chinese President Hu Jintao and most of the Communist Party leadership will begin to hand over power to younger colleagues in a once-a-decade political transition. Over the coming months, scores of leaders across the party, the government and the military will be replaced in a painstakingly choreographed and...
  • China's Hu says graft threatens state, party must stay in charge 08-11-2012 08:46 PM

    Beijing: President Hu Jintao warned China's incoming leaders on Thursday that corruption threatened the ruling Communist Party and the state, but said the party must stay in charge as it battles growing social unrest. In a state-of-the-nation address to more than 2,000 hand-picked party delegates before he hands over power,...
  • China opens party congress to begin power transfer 08-11-2012 07:34 AM

    Beijing: China's ruling Communist Party opened a congress on Thursday to usher in a new group of younger leaders faced with the challenging tasks of righting a flagging economy and meeting public calls for better government. The weeklong congress starts a carefully choreographed but still fraught power transfer in which...
  • China set for 'sweeping' leadership changes 09-01-2012 02:23 PM

    Beijing: China is set for "sweeping" leadership changes next year as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are due to retire, an official media report said without confirming the widely held view that Vice President Xi Jinping would succeed Hu. "Only the murkiest of crystal balls can't foresee that...
  • US seeks better military ties with China 07-12-2011 06:38 AM

    Washington: Amid growing uneasiness in the US over the rise of Chinese military power, Washington on Tuesday asserted that its interest in the Asia-Pacific region is not targeted towards any specific country, but towards the general peace and security of the region. "The United States views the Asia-Pacific region as...
  • US slams ad showing Obama-Chavez 'kiss' 18-11-2011 03:33 AM

    Washington: An advertising campaign that depicts US President Barack Obama kissing two male world leaders on the mouth drew a critical response from the White House on Thursday. "The White House has a longstanding policy disapproving of the use of the president's name and likeness for commercial purposes," said White...
  • Obama to China: Behave like 'grown up' economy 14-11-2011 11:26 AM

    Honolulu: President Barack Obama told China on Sunday that the United States was fed up with its trade and currency practices, as he turned up the heat on America's biggest economic rival at an Asia Pacific summit. "Enough's enough," Obama said bluntly at a closing news conference at the annual...
  • China accomplishes its first space docking 03-11-2011 07:11 AM

    Beijing: China on Thursday accomplished its first space docking mission when two Chinese spacecraft silently coupled in space more than 343 km above the Earth's surface as part of the country's maiden attempt to build a space station by 2020. The unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 which was launched two days ago...
  • Obama tops Forbes powerful list, Sonia no. 11 03-11-2011 02:19 AM

    New York: Barack Obama topped Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people in 2011, as the US leader's clout rose after the deaths of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Obama bumped Chinese President Hu Jintao from the Number 1 spot on the magazine's...
  • Our spirit stronger than Chinese soldiers: Tibet PM 23-10-2011 02:50 PM

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, the new Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Lobsang Sangay talks about the Tibetan struggle against China and discusses the international community's need to take a moral stand on Tibet, even if it means compromising economic interests with China....
  • A thriving China is good for America: Clinton 30-09-2011 08:30 AM

    Washington: Congratulating Chinese people as they celebrate their National Day on Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the US is committed to the success of China. The Secretary of State said that a thriving China was good for America. "The United States is committed to the success of...
  • China gears up to avert Soviet-style collapse 21-06-2011 07:27 AM

    Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase...
  • China backs Pak to counter tense ties with US 20-05-2011 06:46 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday wrapped up his high profile visit in Beijing after securing China's open backing to counter-balance his country's tense ties with US, following the killing of Osma bin Laden, besides garnering a large economic and defence package. On the last day of his...
  • Constructive meet in China says Manmohan Singh 17-04-2011 08:21 AM

    On Board: The PM sounded optimistic on India's standing relations with China after he met Chinese President Hu Jintao earlier this week. He was on-board a special flight on the way back from Kazakhstan when he spoke to the media, expressing hope that the discussions would lead to the set...
  • PM, Jintao discuss strengthening strategic ties 13-04-2011 02:36 PM

    Sanya: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao met on Wednesday, with the Indian leader conveying the intention to expand cooperation in all areas and strengthen the strategic and economic partnership. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit and discussed ways to enhance bilateral...
  • India, China might hold joint military exercises 12-04-2011 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: Months after suspending the high-level defence exchanges, India appears to be moving to resume military manoeuvres with China as indications emerged on Tuesday that the two countries could be holding joint exercises in the near future. The indications emerged on the eve of the meeting between Prime Minister...
  • China cracks down on call for Jasmine Revolution 20-02-2011 08:02 AM

    Beijing: Chinese authorities cracked down on activists as a call circulated for people to gather in more than a dozen cities on Sunday for a "Jasmine Revolution" apparently inspired by the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping the Middle East. The source of the call was not known, but authorities moved...