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Yu Zhengsheng

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China to tighten control of Hong Kong?


In monitoring developments in China, one has to be very careful about any minor change in wording, as it may have quite serious meaning. We Hong Kong citizens are quite worried by the omission of the two key phrases “Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong” and “high degree of autonomy” in the Chinese People’s Political … Continue reading

China to unveil 10-year reform plan, expectations toned down


China‘s leaders will unveil a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, seeking to balance the need to overhaul the world’s second-largest economy as it loses steam with preserving stability and to reinforce the Communist Party’s power. The blueprint, which past experience suggests will be first published by the official news agency Xinhua, will … Continue reading

China’s State Council think tank sets out roadmap for reform


A top government think tank has unveiled a detailed road map for a series of far-reaching economic policy changes, in one of the strongest indications yet that the Communist Party intends to stay on the path of reform. The recommendations by the State Council’s Development Research Centre came ahead of the much-anticipated third plenum of … Continue reading

China says western-style democracy impossible for CCP Dynasty


In his work report to the current session of the National People’s Congress (NPC, China’s parliament, retiring NPC Chairman Wu Bangguo stressed that China was a socialist country with people’s democratic dictatorship. Note: Wu stressed that China is a dictatorship not a democracy though the dictatorship has an adjective “democratic” before it. Will there be … Continue reading

Change of guard, but no change in policy; an in-depth analysis from India


It is undeniable that the transfer of power to the fifth generation leadership at the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been smooth and orderly; especially the rule providing for the retirement of cadres above the age of 68 has been adhered to. A Xi Jinping era has indeed begun in China. … Continue reading

Six Politburo Standing Committee members are not technocrats


In a noticeable break from the past two decades of Communist Party leadership, dominated by technocrats, six of the seven members of the new China Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, trained in social sciences and the humanities. Analysts said the top leaders’ educational backgrounds would have a bearing on their outlook and … Continue reading

China names conservative, older leadership


China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled an older, conservative leadership line-up on Thursday that appears unlikely to take the drastic action needed to tackle pressing issues like social unrest, environmental degradation and corruption. New party chief Xi Jinping, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang and vice-premier in charge of economic affairs Wang Qishan, all named as expected to the … Continue reading

Yomiuri Shimbun: List of 10 candidates for Politburo Standing Committee


Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun said yesterday that there will be 10 candidates for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Standing Committee, but former Chongqing boss Bo Xilai is not in the list. According to the paper’s report from Beijing, the 10 in the list are: Vice President Xi Jinping, Vice Premiers Li Keqiang and Wang Qishan, … Continue reading

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