Hu Chunhua raised political eyebrows with how quickly he rose from a staff position with the Communist Youth League in Tibet to become party chief of Inner Mongolia. He now stands a chance of entering the Politburo after surviving two major scandals - the tainted milk formula furore; and Mongolian protests over a hit-and-run - that would have cost many top politicians their jobs.
Former rising political star who was expected to secure a Standing Committee seat now poised to lose vice-premier position in eyebrow-raising demotion.
The ‘two establishments’ has been a consistent theme in panel discussions at the five-yearly gathering, according to Xinhua reports.
A severe drought has parched Jiangxi province and other major rice-growing areas in the Yangtze River Basin. Farmers in the region are growing increasingly fearful about the coming autumn harvest.
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua said that it is ‘necessary’ for China to attract new foreign investment as supply chain and consumption slowdowns, a real estate crisis and power shortages are weighing on the economy.
Prominent Chinese analysts say that flexible coronavirus controls could help support and reassure foreign businesses that contribute a great deal to the national economy.
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua said last week that the northeast provinces will ‘play a crucial role’ in China realising this year’s target to increase soybean planting.
Beijing in 2016 pledged to fund an array of major construction jobs for the president’s infrastructure programme, but three years on, many projects remain on the drawing board.
China’s economy is struggling to maintain stable growth in the midst of the trade war with the United States, with employment concerns increasing.
Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua will head a task force as unemployment concerns increase due to US trade tensions and a number of recent high-profile lay-offs and closures.
Philip Hammond had been set to visit China for trade talks, but Britain’s planned deployment of a new aircraft carrier to the Pacific angered Beijing.
New Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua, who marks 100 days in the job today, has taken an ultra-low-profile approach to getting to grips with the complicated province.