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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping completes rapid transfer of power

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... New president takes over the reins in a smooth succession that shows he is a strong leader who has settled party power struggles, analysts say Xi Jinping's formal election as new ... 3,000 deputies of the National People's Congress who voted in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing opposed Xi's succession. Three abstentions were recorded. Xi, 59, was also ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping commands special military commission meeting

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com At a special meeting of the Central Military Commission, Hu Jintao gives ringing endorsement of his successor's ability to unite comrades Xi Jinping shows world he holds reins of power Xi Jinping has shown the world that he is now in charge of the People's Liberation Army- chairing a special meeting of the Communist Party's Central ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping might be strong reformer China needs - to surprise of the West

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Far from being of the 'old guard', new president may be the one to kickstart long-stalled reforms As soon as Xi Jinping and the six other top Communist Party officials walked ... by the "old guard". They expressed concerns that, with such a line-up, Xi could find himself hamstrung in his efforts to carry out political and economic reform that is needed to put the country ...

  4. News - China

    The rise of Xi Jinping, China's next leader

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Xi Jinping will be the next leader of China, but to many observers he remains something of a cipher. In a three-part-series, the Post attempts to solve the mysteries of President Hu Jintao's successor by examining his early postings in rural Hebei and the work in the affluent coastal provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang that were the foundation for his rise The era of Xi Jinping ...


    Xi Jinping appointed military chief in clean transfer of power

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 01:22pm by AFP

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping was on Thursday appointed chief of China’s military after a pivotal party congress that saw him become head of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported. ... after Hu was made president. Xi will be named national president in March as part of what now appears to be China’s first clean transfer of power for two decades. In China, the People’s ...

  6. News - China

    Xi Jinping lavishes praise on Hu Jintao for his 'clear direction'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Xi Jinping, who is set to take over the Communist Party leadership from general secretary Hu Jintao , has lauded the "clear direction" Hu provided for the party's future. ... it will pursue," he said late on Thursday. Xi told the Shanghai delegation's discussion session the country was facing unprecedented challenges and cadres should "continue to uphold the great ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping harmonised Hu out of his power acceptance speech yesterday

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 09:20am by John Kennedy

    ... of it praising then-outgoing president Jiang Zemin and his "Three Represents" theory. Yesterday at the Great Hall of the People, Xi Jinping had his first opportunity to give the world ... Monitor --  Letter to China's new leader, Xi Jinping (+ video)   But you face citizens around the globe who are saying, “Enough is enough.” First among them are the citizens of China. They’ve ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi Jinping's public relations test

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Brown

    ... Kerry Brown Kerry Brown says of all the daunting challenges now facing Xi Jinping, the biggest may be whether he can connect with and mobilise the people- in a way his predecessor did ... at their current good fortune, they took care to suppress it. Sobriety and understatement were the order of the day. Among all this, Xi Jinping's more expressive language was the single thing ...

  9. News - China

    China’s military pledges loyalty to new leader Xi

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 06:00pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... China’s massive military pledged its loyalty to new Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Friday, while reiterating its mission to follow the party’s “absolute leadership” despite scattered ... on to it for two years as his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, did. The “military will absolutely take orders from the party centre, the military commission, and commission chairman Xi Jinping,” said an editorial ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    A missing Xi theory you haven't heard yet

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:16pm by John Kennedy

    ... in the sinicisation of Marxism". Xi Jinping, however, is among those unwilling to inherit this political legacy, and the notes from a long talk he held in late July with Hu Deping, son of Hu Yaobang ... certain circles in Beijing. In a September 1 speech to mark the beginning of the 2012 fall semester at the Communist Party's Central Party School in Beijing, Xi Jinping made only oblique ...




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