Ghosts Of Liberal Past Trail China Contender Li – Chris Buckley

From Reuters:

The next Communist leadership of China, the land of Mao Zedong, is likely to include a man who as a student mixed with advocates and learned the ideas of wigged English judges at a university that fostered dissent.

Li Keqiang, 52-year-old Party secretary of the northeastern province of Liaoning, is widely tipped to emerge from this week’s Communist Party Congress as a member of the Standing Committee, the country’s inner circle of power.

Li’s rise through the Communist Youth League, that also nurtured President Hu Jintao, and postings in big, tough provinces have marked him for higher things. His widely expected elevation will put him in contention to succeed Hu or government chief Premier Wen Jiabao five years hence. [Full Text]

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