A week ago, respected China scholar David Shambaugh published a provocative essay, “The...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 8, 2007
Liang Jing, a long time observer and commentator of Chinese politics has written an analysis on the power game of 17th Party Congress. Thanks to Dr. David Kelly for the full translation: Answers to the riddle of the CPC’s...
by Liu Yong | May 15, 2007
From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online: The three cadre training institutes of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has played an important role in training cadres, said a senior CPC official. Zeng Qinghong, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said that the party needs cadre training […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 3, 2007
From The Standard (Hong Kong): The ruling Communist Party needs greater debate and “inner-party democracy” to improve the way it governs the country, Vice President Zeng Qinghong said.Speaking ahead of the party’s 17th congress to be held this year, Zeng was quoted by state media Friday as saying party members should not be afraid to […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 20, 2007
From The Asia Times: Department, which handles the appointment and promotion of senior party and government officials, is directly under Zeng‘s supervision. Given this portfolio, it is logical for Zeng to be assigned to head the preparatory group on personnel affairs. Nevertheless, it still shows that Zeng, who used to be regarded as a protege […]
by Mo Ming | Jan 17, 2007
From Asia Times: In China, what promises to be a year rich in rumor has begun with a whopper: Vice President Zeng Qinghong will take over the presidency, one of three top posts currently held by Hu Jintao, the country’s No...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 10, 2007
From Reuters: Chinese leader Hu Jintao has been urged to cede the presidency to a rival-turned-ally, sources said, a step that would sweep aside two decades of established practice and let him focus on extending Communist Party power. Political allies of Vice President Zeng Qinghong have urged that he be promoted to state president at […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 9, 2006
He Jiadong (‰ΩïÂÆ∂Ê†ã) died in mid-October in Beijing’s Tongren Hospital (Âêå‰ªÅÂåªÈô¢) at age 83. A top Party ideologue and would-be reformer, He was the writer and editor of a well-known revolutionary biography: „ÄäAll...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 10, 2006
From Reuters, via the Washington Post: Chinese President Hu Jintao has named his chief political rival to lay the groundwork for next year’s crucial Communist Party Congress in another sign of his growing confidence, sources with ties to the leadership said. Vice President Zeng Qinghong, fifth in the Communist Party hierarchy but wielding considerably more […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 24, 2005
From The New York Times: Three years after becoming China’s top leader, Hu Jintao has solidified his grip on power and intimidated critics inside and outside the Communist Party with the help of the man once seen as his most potent rival. Mr. Hu, China’s president and Communist Party chief, and Zeng Qinghong, vice president […]
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