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As the Communist Party Congress gets underway, Xi Jinping announces “a new era”
Xi’s opening speech lasted more than three hours. China will be a "modern socialist power" under the leadership of the Communist Party. The fight against corruption and the opening up of the economy will continue. Xi Jinping pursues his rise.
Education, health care and rural development main election issues
The Democratic Party and the People’s Power Party, made up of former PM Thaksin’s loyalists, begin their confrontation ahead of the December 23 election focusing on the main issues facing the country. As a key element to democracy, education tops the list.
First post-coup elections underway
Some 18 Parties are competing for 480 seats to be decided on December 23. The Democratic Party is going head-to-head with the People’s Power Party which still backs ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, now in exile after last year’s military takeover.
02/08/2016 17:58:00 CHINA
Lobby of intellectuals calls for more freedom. Tripping up Xi Jinping's rivals
As the next Party Congress approaches, conflicts between the Xi line and that of the liberals, the Youth League, the Shanghai Gang, are apparent in mainstream media. Meanwhile Xi maintains his grip on absolute power, just like Mao. An expert analysis by Willy Lam, on Chinese politics and society courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
Upbeat, Sundaravej announces his new cabinet
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej expects to present his new cabinet to the king. Meanwhile he is getting best wishes and congratulations from everybody. After 16 months of military rule problems have become more urgent. Burmese refugees in Thailand are hopeful but also apprehensive.
Abhisit Vejjajiva is the new prime minister of Thailand
In a special session parliament elects Democrat Party leader by 37 votes against Pracha Promnok, backed by the old coalition government. Abhisit will be the fifth prime minister in just over two years. His election provokes protests by supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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