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    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. The appointment means outgoing Chinese leader Hu Jintao stands down as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) – a powerful position that his predecessor Jiang Zemin had clung to for two years ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA pledges loyalty to military leader-in-waiting

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Beijing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com 2.3 million-strong force pledges to resolutely follow orders of 'newly elected' CMC chairman PLA backs incoming military chief Xi The People's Liberation Army has pledged its allegiance to the Communist Party's "newly elected" military chief, Xi Jinping, and shown its respect to fully retired former chief Hu ...

  3. 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 ... Military Commission (CMC) a day after being put in charge. And President Hu Jintao, who on Thursday passed the chairmanship of the body that controls the PLA, along with the leadership ...

  4. 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 ... over the past decade. That was a reflection of the military’s happiness with Hu’s decision to hand the chairmanship of the party commission that oversees the military to Xi, rather than holding ...

  5. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Exclusive: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... relinquish his position as military chief at the end of the 18th party congress this week, according to sources. His decision to opt for complete retirement surprised many analysts, who had expected him to keep the top job at the party's Central Military Commission. Hu, 70 next month, will also step down as party chief at the congress and as president in March, to make way for his ...

  6. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu Jintao will step down as military chief today

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... as the military chief today after stepping down from his party leadership post at the end of the Communist Party's week-long 18th national congress yesterday. It clears the way for the first clean transfer of power the party has seen in two decades. Top military brass confirmed a South China Morning Post report that Hu will go into full retirement to make way for his successor, Xi Jinping. ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Asahi Shimbun: Hu Jintao to give up his Communist Party, state and military posts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 06:55am by John Kennedy

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu seeks clean power handover with military promotion, sources say

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 05:05pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao is angling to promote one of his closest allies to the military’s decision-making body, sources said, in a move that would allow him ... by early next year, on the understanding that his protege, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, is made a vice-chairman of the military commission at the party’s five-yearly congress later this year. Hu wants ...


    Hu Jintao likely to remain military chief, says Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... MILITARY HEAD, SAYS TUNG President Hu Jintao is likely to remain chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) after this year's Communist Party congress, which will see China's new ... States Exchange Foundation, told CNN on Tuesday that Hu may follow the practice of his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, and continue to head the military after stepping down as party chief at its 18th ...

  10. News - 18th Party Congress

    Rise of China's military and economic power leaves rest of world wary

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... states over the next three years. To allay fears about China's rising military strength, it leaders have begun committing troops to peacekeeping missions, with more than 2,000 peacekeepers ... party leaders' commitment to a peaceful rise, they are facing mounting pressure at home to be more assertive, with some members of the military top brass urging a hard line in territorial ...




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