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With Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang in the central committee, internal party "democracy" respected
Everything is unfolding as in a well-rehearsed play. Tomorrow, members of the politburo and its standing committee will be selected. Interviewed, delegates speak movingly about Hu Jintao's address. "Scientific development" is added to the constitution.
28/09/2016 10:54:00 CHINA
Discipline and management to dominate the next Communist Party plenum
The most important political meeting of the CCP will be held October 24 to 27. Premier Li Keqiang did not take part in decision because "traveling": according to some analysts, gap with President Xi Jinping widening. Reshuffle ready ahead of the XIX Party Congress. The central leader wants to further consolidate his personal power.
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.
11/05/2016 15:13:00 CHINA
Pushing back against Xi Jinping's “core leadership”
The senior China expert looks at the developing split inside the Politburo due to Xi Jinping’s heavy-handed crackdown and rising personality cult (à la Mao). Divisions are sinking financial policy and slowing down necessary reforms. Courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
NPC votes in new PM Li Keqiang
Viewed as a cautious reformer, China's Number 2 man was involved in one of the country's worst health scandals, that of AIDS-tainted blood transfusions, which he tried to cover up with an iron-fist. Now he will be in charge of economic affairs.
National People's Congress to focus on China's priorities: the economy, pollution and defence
China's parliament opened today. Its purpose is to ratify government decisions. Prime Minister Li Keqiang lays out his government's goals before the 3,000 delegates present, namely a 7.5 economic growth, higher military spending, and war on smog and corruption.
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