Li Yuanchao

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...

As NPC Convenes, Factions Jockey to Solidify Power

With the 12th annual National People’s Congress opening in Beijing, the Chinese government is set to conclude the second stage of its once-a-decade leadership transition when Xi Jinping takes over as president and Li...

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...

Tweets of the Week – “Change the Proxy! Yes We Can!”

The upcoming visit of President Obama is a hot topic among Chinese Twitterers. Below are some selected examples, translated by CDT: @kirk1031 The latest instructions from the Ministry of Truth: All websites need to strictly...

No Bars, No Mistresses, Chinese Officials Warned

In one of its latest promotions of official morality, the government has told its officials to steer clear of mistresses, bars, and exorbitant luxuries. From AP’s Christopher Bodeen: Chinese officials are being told to...

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...

CPC Official Expounds Intra-Party Democracy – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily: Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), released an article in Thursday’s People’s Daily on how to push forward intra-Party democracy and strengthen Party unity. The article says intra-Party democracy is the lifeblood of the CPC. The development course […]



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