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China’s leadership now dominated by intellectuals

Reuters publishes a report yesterday titled Analysis: From builders to managers: educating China’s leadership that provides many facts about Chinese leaders being well educated now. However, as it does not know Jiang Zeming’s coup that has substituted intellectuals’ dominance of the party for uneducated conservatives,’ described in my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” it believes that … Continue reading

China: Politburo to control quality and number of party members

Singtao Daily says, according to the statistics provided by the Central Organisation Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), there are in all more than 82.6 million CCP members now, of which more than 26.6 million were recruited in the period from 2002 to 2011. However, along with the reform and opening up and economic … Continue reading

Chinese anti-corruption drive nets Politburo member

A senior Chinese official is under investigation, a Hong Kong newspaper reported at the weekend, in a case that could represent the first time a national political figure has been netted in China’s anti-corruption drive. Li Jianguo, a member of the country’s elite Politburo and the vice chairman of the national rubber-stamp legislature, has not … Continue reading

New China edict: No more pomp and circumstance

For many years top Chinese politicians have lived a bit like rock stars, without the paparazzi. Never mind that few of the political elite have swagger like Jagger, China’s leaders have long enjoyed walking red carpets, waving before enthusiastic (if preorganized) crowds, traveling with large entourages, and speaking from stages adorned with crimson banners and … Continue reading

China: The real beginning of a little inner-party democracy?

Reuters reports from Beijing: “China‘s commerce minister was surprisingly blocked from a spot on the ruling Communist Party’s elite body during a conclave this week, sources said, a rare snub for an official that could raise questions about trade policies during his tenure. “The failure of Chen Deming to secure a seat on the 25-member … Continue reading

China leaders consider internal democratic reform

Reuters exclusive report by Benjamin Kang Lim and Michael Martina from Beijing: “China’s outgoing leader and his likely successor are pushing the ruling Communist Party to adopt a more democratic process this month for choosing a new leadership, sources said, in an attempt to boost its flagging legitimacy in the eyes of the public. “The … Continue reading

Bond wars: Chinese advisor calls for Japanese bond dump

China is actively considering “using its power as Japan’s biggest creditor with $230bn (£141bn) of bonds to “impose sanctions on Japan in the most effective manner” and bring Tokyo’s festering fiscal crisis to a head.” Meaning: dump Japan’s bonds en masse. Should this stunning recommendation be enacted, not only would it be the first time … Continue reading

Beijing orders legal rights event called off

Authorities in Beijing forced the cancellation yesterday of a major conference on legal protection for private industry amid heightened sensitivity over the country’s biggest political scandal in years, organisers said. A leading Beijing lawyer said legal authorities in the capital called him yesterday to demand the two-day event to be held in a hotel in … Continue reading

What Was Xinhua’s Message on Bo Xilai’s Case?

China’s official Xinhua news agency says in its April 18 commentary that Bo’s case is a criminal case and people shall not view it with prejudice and regard it as political struggle. Before the silent peaceful coup described in my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements”, the CCP dominated by uneducated workers and peasants was well-known for … Continue reading

Party rethinks twin-role postings

Bo’s downfall prompts calls to stop awarding powerful regional positions to Politburo members because the system lacks checks and balances Continue reading

China braces for next act in leadership drama

“We can’t keep a lid on this,” China’s disgraced leader Bo Xilai was reportedly told by his police chief when the murder scandal now engulfing Bo’s family first began to unravel. With a once-in-a-decade leadership handover months away, the Communist Party’s elite must be thinking the same thing as they confront the first very public … Continue reading


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