Hu Jintao

  • BRICS nations are key drivers of economic growth: Manmohan Singh March 27, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also lauded the nations for boosting global economic growth. ...
  • Sino-India ties on centre stage as Xi assumes power in China March 15, 2013

    Beijing: President Hu Jintao, who took a number of initiatives to put Sino-India ties on a fast track during his decade-long stint, retired on Thursday handing over the power to Xi Jinping, who is set to begin his engagement with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by meeting him later in February. Though...
  • Xi Jinping appointed as China's new president March 14, 2013

    Beijing: China's parliament formally elected heir-in-waiting Xi Jinping as the country's new president on Thursday, completing the country's second orderly political succession since the Communist Party took power in 1949. The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress chose Xi in a tightly scripted ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in...
  • China hikes defence budget, spends three times more than India March 5, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday hiked its defence budget by a whopping 10.7 per cent to $ 115.7 billion, well above India's current defence spending of $ 37.4 billion, underlining Beijing's military ambitions amid territorial disputes with neighbours. The double-digit rise in defence budget for 2013-14 was announced by Premier Wen...
  • China's legislature begins annual session, Xi to head govt March 5, 2013

    Beijing: China's new leadership headed by Xi Jinping is all set to take over power to succeed outgoing President Hu Jintao and his team during the two-week annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) which began here on Tuesday. The 3000-strong NPC, often described as the rubber stamp Parliament, is...
  • China: Xi Jinping to take over as the President March 4, 2013

    Beijing: China's new advisory legislative body began its annual session on Sunday commencing the once-in-a-decade power transfer to a new leadership headed by Xi Jinping from the outgoing government led by Hu Jintao. The 2,200-member Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) comprising, perhaps for the first time with majority of non-ruling...
  • Obama leads Forbes power list, Manmohan is 19th December 6, 2012

    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 November 15, 2012

    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 the...
  • Xi Jinping takes over as leader of China Communist Party November 15, 2012

    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 November 14, 2012

    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 November 11, 2012

    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 November 8, 2012

    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 November 8, 2012

    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 November 8, 2012

    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,...
  • Analyst talks about how China's power transfer will affect India November 8, 2012

    The developments in China are being watched closely by the entire world including neighbours India. CNN-IBN met analyst C Raja Mohan to get a perspective. "It's going to be important for the whole of Asia because people want to know how the rising China asserts itself vis-a-vis its neighbours," he...
  • China opens party congress to begin power transfer November 8, 2012

    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...
  • Crowds protest in Hong Kong as Hu anoints leader July 2, 2012

    Hong Kong: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong hours after Chinese President Hu Jintao swore in the city's new leader and urged him to resolve what he called "deep disagreements" among the islanders. The by-now annual July 1 demonstration - marking the end of...
  • Hong Kong protests as Hu anoints leader July 2, 2012

    Hong Kong: A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub's return to Beijing's control. The outpouring of discontent...
  • South China Sea property of the whole world: India April 6, 2012

    Bangalore: Countering China's objections on its oil exploration projects in the South China Sea, India on Friday said the region must be freed from any "national interference". "India maintains that South China Sea is the property of the world. I think those trade-ways must be free from any national interference," External...
  • World Bank chief should be selected on merit: BRICS March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The five-nation BRICS group of emerging economies, representing almost 43 per cent of the world's population, on Thursday welcomed the candidatures of developing countries for the World Bank presidency, demanding that the selection should be through an "open and merit-based process". "We welcome the candidatures from developing world for...
  • Manmohan Singh, Hu Jintao review bilateral ties March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday reviewed bilateral ties including the vexed boundary dispute and decided to continue dialogue to resolve outstanding issues. At a brief ceremony at the Prime Minister's official residence, Hu and Singh also declared 2012 as the year of India-China...
  • China to discuss border dispute with India March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: On the first day of the BRICS Summit, China regretted that Tibetans have created trouble for India and also confirmed that the border dispute will be discussed by the Chinese President Hu Jintao with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. China was also appreciative of the effective concrete measures...
  • BRICS: Announcement on setting up of development bank likely March 29, 2012

    Trade and political issues are expected to be the primary talking points at the summit. ...
  • BRICS: Trade, political issues to be discussed March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: India is all set to play host to world leaders that include Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, South African President Jacob Zuma and Chinese Premier Hu Jintao, at the fourth BRICS summit on Thursday. Trade and political issues are expected to be the primary talking points...
  • BRICS: Tight security in Delhi as Tibetan protestors detained March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The first day of the BRICS summit saw tight security in the Capital with the police fearing violent demonstrations by Tibetan protestors. The Tibetan community were angered as the police clamped down on their protests against China on Wednesday. The anger against China is intensifying after 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi...
  • Tibetans try to storm hotel hosting Hu Jintao March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A group of protesting Tibetans on Wednesday attempted to storm a five-star hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao is staying but were detained by police who also picked up several other activists from the capital. Eleven activists were picked up from near Oberoi Hotel on Wednesday afternoon while eight...
  • BRICS summit: Tibetans taken into preventive custody March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The trade ministers of BRICS countries are meeting in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties. Chinese President Hu Jintao landed in New Delhi on Wednesday amidst high security even as Delhi Police took scores of Tibetans into preventive custody after a youth who immolated...
  • Hu Jintao arrives in India, to meet Manmohan March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and to hold wide-ranging bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Chinese president is accompanied by a high-profile delegation comprising Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, State Councillor Dai Bingguo,...
  • Tibetan activist who set himself on fire dies March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A young Tibetan activist, who set himself ablaze during a protest against Chinese president Hu Jintao's India visit, died at a hospital in the national capital on Wednesday morning. Jamyang Yeshi (26) breathed his last in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital at 7:30 am, Dr LK Makhija, who...
  • Dalai Lama followers plan self immolation: China March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: China has blamed the self immolation attempt by a Tibetan protestor on Delhi on people close to the Dalai Lama. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said, "All of their deeds show that a group of Dalai followers are responsible for planning the self immolation. Maiming and destroying...