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If you were up last night live streaming CCTV waiting to meet China’s Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), you’d know that Xi Jinping and his six PSC colleagues were nearly an hour late.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Politics&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352343415&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=8f01c71b223b4e6285dfb9354900544a&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] China has wrapped up its 18th Congress and it is now clear who will be leading the world’s second largest economy.Xi Jinping was named the Head of China’s Communist Party (CPC) and chairman of the country’s Central Military Commission. In the new year, he […]
[credit provider=”NTDTV” url=”http://ap.ntdtv.com/b5/20120223/video/89162.html”] A year ago, Ling Jihua was one of the most important people in Beijing. He was President Hu Jintao’s chief of staff, and widely expected to be one of the 7 members of China’s Politburo Standing Committee — the highest echelons of power in the country.Flash forward […]
[credit provider=”Vincent Yu/AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Congress&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352960234&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=12eed573382e44daa47dfc912ebe6052&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] China officially wrapped up its 18th Congress yesterday.We already had the names of the 205 members of the 18th central committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the 171 alternate members.
[credit provider=”ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/choir-sings-red-songs-on-stage-to-mark-the-90th-anniversary-news-photo/117831631″] One important factor of recent Chinese politics has been that even when the Chinese leadership retire, they still exert a phenomenal amount of power.For example, look at former President Jiang Zemin. Despite the fact he has not been formally in charge since 2003 (and the fact […]
As the China continues its leadership transition, there will be a new face at the head of the People’s Bank of China.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alexis_de_tocqueville.jpg”] What’s on the reading list for Chinese politicos, currently in the middle of a vital once-in-a-decade power change?According to the FT’s Jamil Anderlini, China’s next premier Li Keqiang has been telling everyone to read Alexis de Tocqueville’s The Old Regime and the French Revolution.
[credit provider=”AP”] While everyone’s eyes have been on the US elections this week, in fact the most important leadership transition has been happening in China.But don’t get too excited.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=wukan%20protest&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1350658901&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=035481a739c7476ab4f595251b340c44&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] It’s been 91 years since China’s Communist Party was first founded but, the party is growing increasingly antsy about its survival.The Bo Xilai scandal has drawn attention to rampant corruption within the party. The public has grown increasingly outraged by the wealth gap, land grabs, incidents […]
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Politics&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352343415&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=8f01c71b223b4e6285dfb9354900544a&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Hu Jintao kicked off the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress at the Great Hall of The People in Beijing.With anger mounting over corruption in China, the current president spent a significant amount of time addressing the issue, and said the party […]
[credit provider=””>Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] With the Chinese leadership transition upon us, many people have been asking me about my thoughts on the prospects for Chinese reform under the new leadership.I’m no formal expert, but I lived in China for 5 years and over that time I got to […]
[credit provider=”WPA Pool/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/chinese-vice-premier-li-keqiang-delivers-a-speech-during-news-photo/107989651″] Back in 2010, WikiLeaks (then still working with the Guardian), published a 2007 U.S. diplomatic cable featuring an unknown diplomat’s assessment of a rising star in the Chinese Communist Party, Li Keqiang.Li made a good impression on the US Ambassador, the cable said, being “engaging […]
[credit provider=”AP”] China’s current leader, Hu Jintao, and his heir apparent, Xi Jinping, are pushing the ruling communist party to adopt an internal election system for determining new leadership, according to reports in Reuters.If accurate, the plan would be the most extensive democratic reform to hit China adopted since the […]
[credit provider=”Sky News Screenshot”] The death of Neil Heywood, a British businessman who worked in China, was the spark that brought down Chinese leader Bo Xilai and his wife, Gui Kalai.The official version goes something like this — Heywood, angry with a business deal that went sour, had at some […]
[credit provider=”Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/president-barack-obama-and-chinese-president-hu-jintao-walk-news-photo/108147361″] The U.S. heads for its presidential election on November while China will witness its once in a decade handover of power on November 8. As the political faces of both countries change, relations between the two countries have grown increasingly strained.