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Did news story on riches of China’s Premier weaken reformists?


The hot pot of Chinese politics is still boiling madly after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party and the leadership transition that took place in Beijing on November 14, 2012. Many see the composition of the new Politburo Standing Committee as a defeat for outgoing President Hu Jintao, who failed to see his … Continue reading

China: The real beginning of a little inner-party democracy?


Reuters reports from Beijing: “China‘s commerce minister was surprisingly blocked from a spot on the ruling Communist Party’s elite body during a conclave this week, sources said, a rare snub for an official that could raise questions about trade policies during his tenure. “The failure of Chen Deming to secure a seat on the 25-member … Continue reading

China: Interesting messages from top non-democratic election


SCMP reports: “Ling Jihua, Hu’s former top aide, overcomes scandal of son’s death, and ‘no’ votes, to join Central Committee, the party’s ruling body” perhaps due to his mentor Hu Jintao’s efforts. “However, 94 delegates voted against his re-election, showing that not everyone supports a man who was once one of the president’s closest aides.” … Continue reading

China’s bloggers ridicule congress delegates’ sycophantic speeches


Self-important party delegates attending the national congress have become the target of ridicule online on the mainland blogosphere. Some delegates, while discussing a report delivered by party chief Hu Jintao when the congress began on Thursday, were criticised for sycophantic speeches that served to attract attention to themselves, without offering any insight into the country’s … Continue reading

China web users greet Hu speech with derision


Chinese internet users have evaded censors to take potshots at President Hu Jintao’s assessment of his performance in a farewell speech, saying the country is walking down a dead-end road in “broken shoes”. Hu launched a week-long Communist Party congress in Beijing on Thursday with a speech that touted his political leadership but also warned … Continue reading

Ordinary Chinese don’t care about upcoming party congress


With two days to go before the national congress, it appears the average person in China isn’t bothered it is taking place Just two days before the Communist Party convenes its once-in-five years national congress, where representatives of the 82-million-strong ruling party will usher in a new generation of leaders, ordinary mainlanders appear to be … Continue reading

China: Front-runners for promotion at 18th Congress


Reuters reports from Beijing titled China to promote rising star in Bo Xilai’s old stomping ground: sources: “China is set to promote two rising stars and possible future national leaders at a Communist Party congress opening next week, one taking the old job of disgraced former high-flyer Bo Xilai in the country’s biggest metropolis, sources … Continue reading

China’s reserve of talented leaders: Sun Zhengcai


SCMP says in its report “Sun Zhengcai is being tipped as a future top leader” that being one of the youngest provincial party chiefs, Sun Zhengcai is tipped to be a future top leader for his efforts in booming Jilin. “He was once the youngest government minister on the mainland. Now he serves as one … Continue reading

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