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九长老 (jiǔ ): nine elders
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|−|The nine elders refers to nine members of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politburo_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China Politburo of the Communist Party]: Hu Jintao (胡锦涛)，Wu Bangguo (吴邦国)，Wen Jiabao (温家宝)，Jia Qinglin (贾庆林)，Li Changchun (李长春)，Xin Jinping (习近平)，Li Keqiang (李克强)，He Guoqiang (贺国强)，Zhou Yongkang (周永康). |+|
nine eldersnine members of the Politburo : Hu JintaoBangguoJiabaoQinglinChangchunJinpingKeqiangGuoqiangYongkang.
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九长老 (jiǔ zhǎnglǎo): nine elders
March of the nine elders.
The nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) from to 2007 to 2012: Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang, and Zhou Yongkang. The “nine elders” represented the ultimate decision-making body within the Chinese government.
The number of PSC members was reduced to seven in the 2012-2013 leadership transition. Two from the former cohort remain: Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang.
See also nine presidents.