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Hu Jintao consolidates his power as 17th Party Congress ends
Fifth generation party leaders join the politburo. Hu’s party line comes out strengthened in Central Committee—the Shanghai Clique and other factions maintain their power. Religion is cited in an amendment to the constitution.
Economy and Maoist slogans at the CP Central Committee
The 370-member Communist Party Central Committee gets underway tomorrow. Participants must pick 25 candidates for the Politburo and 9 for the Standing Committee, China’s de facto government. Unless there is some last minute surprise, Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Li Keqiang should be elected.
The secrets of the party plenum or who will succeed Hu Jintao
Politburo member Xi Jinping is slated to become the next vice chairman of the Military Commission and Hu’s likely successor. For ordinary Chinese though, what matters is to see the party do something against the widespread corruption among its officials, which has reached unprecedented levels.
01/09/2017 14:25:00 CHINA
The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is set for 18 October
Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as general secretary and get his thoughts put into the party’s constitution, like Mao and Deng. With his anti-corruption campaign, he has eliminated personal enemies. His achievements are being promoted on TV and print.
Central Committee's plenum ends with 15 years worth of pledges
In a sign that not all is well in the land and that corruption is rampant, the in camera meeting's final communiqué talks about the need for ethics. The next party congress is scheduled for late next year. Hu's political rival, Zeng Qinghong, is tasked to organise the event.
11/10/2017 15:20:00 CHINA
The Party's Central Committee gives last touches to preparation for congressional meetings and praise for Xi Jinping
There is a report of the work done in five years, the amendment to the Constitution to include Xi Jinping's thought; a report on disciplinary inspections. China's economic successes over the past five years also published.
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