Asahi Shimbun: Hu Jintao to give up his Communist Party, state and military posts
Writes Asahi Shimbun correspondent Kenji Minemura:
According to several party sources, the decision to approve Hu's retirement as general secretary of the party, national president and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) was made at a Nov. 11 internal meeting of high-ranking party officials.
The move is seen as an attempt to end political rule by party elders by proceeding with the implementation of stricter party personnel rules.
Also, as the 18th Party Congress wraps up today, writes Wen Wei Po, the day's agenda includes finalising the list of new standing and alternate members of the Communist Party's Central Committee as well as members of the new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. The final report submitted by the 17th Party Congress will be passed, as will the work report from the Party's disciplinary commission and amendments to the Party's consitution, followed by the closing ceremony.
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