The Emperor Has No New Clothes, Hard Times For Hu’s New Deal”On The 17th National Party Congress – Liang Jing
Overseas political commentator Liang Jing (梁京¨) just wrote another essay on the 17th Party Congress. Thanks to Dr. David Kelly for the translation:
After the 17th National Party Congress, Hu Jintao, having cast off the vexatious “Jiang Zemin core,” will clearly reveal himself and display his great talent, and the stagnant political reforms will take on a new appearance…
Xi Jinping’s unanticipated upward leap conveys a lot of political information; most obviously, that Hu Jintao was neither capable nor desirous of driving the imperial court to promote political reform. Faced with tremendous domestic and international moral pressure and expectations, Hu in his heart of hearts can hardly have been without some innovative impulses, but who could he count on to help him reverse the course of events? How was he to come up with a plan, to say nothing of the human talent needed to carry it out?
This is an expectation that has been quietly building up done in recent years among those who liked to dream about serving the emperor. Faced with the reality of a Hu Jintao who can rule only by endlessly issuing slogans, these spin-doctors were still trying to convince people that that Hu’s absurd and empty initiatives, such as the “education for maintaining progressiveness,” were not only unavoidable, but strategically profound. Hu Jintao’s inscrutable personal style may have helped him win the favorable expectations of some people, including foreigners, but time and circumstances finally led to more and more doubts about the emperor’s new clothes. When the 17the National Party Congress confirms that Hu’s heir-apparent Li Keqiang, had actually been replaced by Xi Jinping, still more people will realize that the emperor is in fact naked.
Xi Jinping’s unanticipated upward leap conveys a lot of political information; most obviously, that Hu Jintao was neither
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