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九长老 (jiǔ zhǎnglǎo): nine elders
 
九长老 (jiǔ zhǎnglǎo): nine elders
  
The “nine elders” refers to the nine members of the standing committee of the 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).  The nine elders represent the ultimate decision-making body within the Chinese government.
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[[File:nine elders.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''March of the nine elders.'']] The nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) from to 2007 to 2012: Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, [[movie star|Wen Jiabao]], Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, [[heir apparent|Xi Jinping]], Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang, and Zhou Yongkang.  The “nine elders” represented the ultimate decision-making body within the Chinese government.
  
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The number of PSC members was reduced to seven in the 2012-2013 leadership transition. Two from the former cohort remain: [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/xi-jinping Xi Jinping] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/li-keqiang Li Keqiang].
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See also [[nine presidents]].
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Latest revision as of 23:07, 11 March 2016

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.