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Xi Jinping travels to Beidaihe resort to convince party leaders to support him
The annual meeting with senior Communist Party at a luxury resort on the East China Sea will enable the president to close ranks and see how long his fight against corruption will last. For experts and analysts, "Business leaders are losing patience" and "The party is getting increasingly plagued by distrust." It will be a fight to the finish.
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.
20/07/2016 13:16:00 CHINA
Xi Jinping’s new "Long March"
The party’s secretary laid a wreath at the monument that marks the end of the Long March, which brought Mao Zedong to power. At the meeting in Beidaihe, there are concerns about clashes among various factions.
04/01/2017 10:38:00 CHINA
The emergence of the Wang Qishan faction
The fight against corruption is solidifying an alliance between Xi Jinping and Wang Qishang. But we are also witnessing the birth of two new factions in the rugged scenery of the Communist Party. The fight against corruption, which pushes people to applaud Xi, is consuming aspects of the "rule of law." The expert on Chinese politics Willy Lam, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation (translation by AsiaNews).
"Dictatorial and corrupt" Chinese politicians oppressing farmers
Rural elections are threatened by vote buying and selling, despotic leaders and the triads. But the Communist Party still refuses to boost democracy.
04/05/2015 CHINA – TAIWAN
Xi Jinping meets KMT party leader to boost cooperation
China’s president, who is also Communist Party chief, met Eric Chu, head of Taiwan’s ruling KMT party. During the meeting, he praised their mutual efforts to co-operate, which has improved cross-strait relations and prevented war. He also urged the two sides to ensure a brighter future across the Taiwan Strait. For mainland China, Taiwan remains a breakaway province.
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