What to expect from Xi Jinping’s Communist Party congress power play

by Nectar Gan / 7 August 2017/ SCMP

When Xi Jinping took the helm of China’s ruling Communist Party in late 2012 he had few trusted allies by his side or loyal aides at his command.

The party’s Central Committee – its senior leadership – was stuffed with cadres handpicked by the previous leadership or the one before that, with many members occupying important jobs in the party and the government. Continue reading “What to expect from Xi Jinping’s Communist Party congress power play”

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CPC Central Committee with Xi as “core” leads China to centenary goals

Originally Posted at  Xinhua / Editor: huaxia / October 28, 2016

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — The Communist Party of China (CPC) has called on all its members to “closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core,” a call to action that many observers believe will give the country the impetus to realize its two centenary goals. Continue reading “CPC Central Committee with Xi as “core” leads China to centenary goals”

Xi Jinping is a strongman. That does not mean he gets his way

Oct 22nd 2016 | TANGSHAN | From the print edition of The Economist

BY NIGHT the fires of Tangshan burn and the air stinks. In this city in the northern province of Hebei, more than 100,000 people work in factories making steel and many more in firms serving the industry. “Save energy and cut emissions,” reads a red slogan outside one plant, heavy machinery roaring within. Earlier this year China’s president, Xi Jinping, ordered the steel business to cut production. Small and inefficient mills like this one were supposed to close and larger ones to shut down some furnaces. Yet many still operate around the clock. Their city is close to Beijing, virtually on Mr Xi’s doorstep, but the steel bosses openly flout his orders. Continue reading “Xi Jinping is a strongman. That does not mean he gets his way”

China Reins In Communist Youth League, and Its Alumni’s Prospects

Party Issues New Rules to Hold Officials Accountable for Poor Leadership

by Li Rongde / July 18, 2016 / Originally posted at Caixin

(Beijing) – The Communist Party of China released new guidelines to hold party cadre accountable for graft, negligence and violations of its austerity rules, in a move experts say aims to restore public trust.

Officials would also be punished for their poor leadership and lack of loyalty to the party, the guidelines released on July 18 said, without giving details. Continue reading “Party Issues New Rules to Hold Officials Accountable for Poor Leadership”