China’s Hu eyes promotions at Communist meeting – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters:

China’s Communist Party gathers behind closed doors this weekend for an annual meeting that will chart a course for the fast-growing economy and may see party chief Hu Jintao further consolidate his power.

The party plenum opening on Saturday will be the first at which Hu holds all top party, military and state posts, following the retirement of his predecessor Jiang Zemin from his last position, the state military chairmanship, in March.

Thus the spotlight at the four-day meeting in the Soviet-era Jingxi Hotel will be on Hu to see whether he takes the opportunity to manoeuvre key allies into place, push forward a possible successor and cement his grip on power.

October 5, 2005 6:59 AM
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