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Xi Jinping Named China’s President

Xi Jinping completed his ascension to the highest echelons of power in China on Thursday as the National People’s Congress named him state president. Xi was also nominated to the head of the Central Military Commission,...

Xi Snubs Jiang With VP Pick

Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping has chosen reformer Li Yuanchao as his vice president, according to sources, despite former president Jiang Zemin’s preference for propaganda chief Liu Yunshan to win the post. From...

Party Elders Block Reform Candidates: Report

When the new Standing Committee was announced last week, many people expressed surprised that two reform-minded politicians, Wang Yang and Li Yuanchao, didn’t make the cut. Xinhua reported after the 18th Party Congress...

Drawing the News: So Long, Sparta

The new Politburo Standing Committee has been elected, Xi Jinping has taken the helm–now all that remains of the 18th Party Congress are lingering inconveniences for Beijingers, and memories. Artist: unknown Source:...

New Party Leadership Unveiled

Xi Jinping has been chosen, as expected, as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xinhua reported on Thursday. The agency also revealed the membership of the new, seven-member Politburo Standing Committee who will...

18th Party Congress Timing Still A Mystery

With the CCP’s 18th Party Congress and the unveiling of China’s next generation of leaders just weeks away, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports that the delegates who are expected to attend have yet to...

Xi Speech Published as Bo Fallout Continues

Following the dismissal of former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai on Thursday, The Chinese Communist Party’s flagship magazine published a speech given earlier this month by president-in-waiting Xi Jinping which calls...

The Party Organiser

Richard McGregor of Financial Times writes about the Central Organization Department, a department that wields tremendous influence in the government and in industry. […] The Central Organisation Department is its third...

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