CCP 6th generation

Hu Chunhua: Heading to the Top via Guangdong?

As low-profile as he is, Hu Chunhua, the new Party boss of Guangdong Province, has nonetheless attracted curiosity over his policies, which could make or break his fortune as one of the Party’s sixth generation leaders....

“Little Hu” Thrown into the Guangdong Fire

Mimi Lau of the South China Morning Post reports that despite his reformist credentials, new Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua has held his cards close to the vest while navigating a series of early tests: His low-profile, opaque...

Princelings Hold Sway Now, But What About 2017?

Reuters’ Benjamin Kang Lim takes stock of the Communist Party’s new Politburo Standing Committee, where power has shifted from the technocrats to the “princeling” faction under the recently-completed...

Chongqing, a Slippery Stepping Stone

The CPC Central Committee has appointed Sun Zhengcai to fill Bo Xilai’s former position as Chongqing’s Party chief, following interim secretary Zhang Dejiang’s appointment to the Politburo Standing Committee...

“Little Hu” May Take Over Chongqing Post

If U.S. politics have taught us anything, it’s that it’s never too soon to start talking about the next election cycle. And while the masses in China have no hand in choosing their top leaders, Reuters’ Ben...

Reshuffle Hints at Future Leadership

Global Times reports on new provincial-level Party leaders that point to the emergence of the sixth generation leadership: The reshuffle came three years ahead of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Congress, when incumbent...

China Party Scholar Hints at Xi Jinping Promotion

While many observers were baffled when Vice President Xi Jinping did not get an expected promotion to the Central Military Commission during the recent Party plenum, which would have indicated his ascension to Hu Jintao’s...

China Watched for Sign of New Leader (Updated)

As the Central Committee of the CCP gathers for its annual meeting in Beijing, outside observers are wondering what will happen to Xi Jinping, who many believe is slated to take over the party’s helm after Hu Jintao. From...

China’s Future Leaders

From Forbes: They came of age during China’s economic reforms of the 1980s. For them, the Cultural Revolution is a distant memory. Unlike China’s current leaders–who are engineers–they studied economics,...

China’s Rising Stars

The Straits Times looks at the members of the apparent Sixth Generation of CCP leadership, 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:...

China’s Team of Rivals

Foreign Policy magazine has a report on the potential conflicts between the CCP’s two rising stars: Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang: This year marks the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic, and the ruling party is no...

Wu Zhong: ‘Red Capitalists’ Unravel the Party Line

The following editorial is published on the Asia Times Online: In an apparent move to defuse a decades-old ideological debate, China’s Vice President Xi Jingping, who is widely tipped to succeed President Hu Jintao, has...

China’s New Guard – Melinda Liu and Jonathan Ansfield

From Newsweek: Colleagues at the fast-track Communist Youth League have seen a change in their recently appointed boss. “In the past, Hu Chunhua (ËÉ°Êò•Âçé) was known within the Youth League for being polite,” says a powerfully connected Beijing scholar. “But now he seems to be acting much tougher.” Earlier this year Hu, 44, unceremoniously dismissed […]



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