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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....

All Eyes on New Guangdong Party Chief, Hu Chunhua

Among a slew of other new appointments this week, Xinhua reported that Hu Jintao protégé “Little Hu” Chunhua is to be the new Party chief of Guangdong province. His time at the helm of the economic powerhouse is...

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...

Reform Takes Back Seat at Party Congress

At the opening of the 18th Party Congress, which will enshrine the next generation of Communist Party leadership in China, President Hu Jintao outlined the major problems facing his country but made it clear that the Party would...

Congress Close, But Details Far From Clear

TIME’s Hannah Beech checks in from the site of the 18th Party Congress in Beijing, where organizers have given each foreign journalist a baseball cap and a backpack made to carry an umbrella, water bottle and even an ice...

Power Brokers Agree on Leadership? (Updated)

For months, Zhongnanhai watchers have speculated over who will take over the powerful Politburo Standing Committee in the upcoming once-a-decade leadership transition, and whether the current nine members will be reduced to...

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...

Wukan Villagers Protest Over Lack of Progress

A year after land grab protests began in the Guangdong fishing village of Wukan, and just six months after electing a new village committee in what many hailed as a new approach to dealing with social unrest in China, about 100...

Will Wang Yang Have The Last Laugh?

Reuters’ Chris Buckley reports that victims of the “Strike Black” campaign that lay at the heart of Bo Xilai’s “Chongqing Model” will likely demand a reversal of their convictions, a...

Remember Wang Yang?

Before the wheels fell off of Bo Xilai’s Red Culture Express, his “Chongqing Model” of governance was often mentioned alongside Guangdong party chief Wang Yang’s comparatively liberal approach, with the...

Bo’s Loss is Hu’s Gain on CMC

The Financial Times’ Kathrin Hille writes that the fall of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has gifted President Hu Jintao an opportunity to increase his sway over the 12-member Central Military Commission, with two...

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