China’s Rising Stars

The Straits Times looks at the members of the apparent Sixth Generation of , who were introduced to Chinese citizens in a prominent spread in an official magazine and who may be slated to take over power in 2022:

Global Personalities (Huanqiu Renwu), a bi-monthly by the People’s Daily, splashed on its cover five leaders in their 40s. It was a sign, said analysts, that they are likely to form the core of China’s ‘Sixth Generation’ leadership as the CCP moves to institutionalise power transfer.

The quintet are: Governors Zhou Qiang, Hu Chunhua and Nur Bekri, Agriculture Minister Sun Zhengcai and Communist Youth League boss Lu Hao.

The CCP used the same strategy when it unveiled the ‘Fifth Generation’ leaders some five years ago, said analyst Li Cheng, who has written extensively on China’s elite politics.

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