Chinese Slogans Mark Hu Era – Reuters

Reuters writes about the slogans that define a leader:

Within a year of Hu taking power in 2002, the “scientific concept of development” began working its way into official pronouncements and the phrase “harmonious society” popped up on every banner from Beijing to Buddhist Tibet.

With a five-yearly party congress due to open in October that will see Hu consolidate power, analysts say the slogans, designed to set him apart from his rival and predecessor, Jiang Zemin, are likely to be cemented as the guiding doctrine of his rule. [Full text]

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