Once crowned as China’s most powerful leader since Mao, Xi Jinping perpetuates himself in power by surrounding himself Only from his trusted men There is no back in sight. This is confirmed by the formation of the new leadership of the regime, the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party. After the dramatic closing of the meeting on Saturday, in which former President Hu Jintao was forcibly removed from the meeting in an episode reminiscent of previous purges, none of his allies was expected to take over the new leadership.
Although there were many groups with potential candidates, one thing that was clear was continuity as General Secretary of Xi Jinping, who broke Retirement after ten years position and will continue to be number one. And behind him, six positions with four will be renewed for exceeding the official retirement age, 68, which does not apply to Xi or any of his closest aides.
As tradition dictates, the “Magnificent Seven” appeared in China on Sunday after the first plenary session of the elected Central Committee of the Communist Party Congress. Its members elected 203 Political Bureau 24And it came out of the seven members of the Standing Committee. Among them, as expected, there is no ally of Hu Jintao or Li Keqiang of the Communist Youth League. Although Hu Chunhua’s name was under consideration by the Standing Committee, he eventually withdrew from the Politburo, apparently by resigning after the incident with Hu Jintao.
Before a handful of select media, including ABC, appear, the seven members of the Great Politburo Standing Committee appear in the majestic golden hall of the Great Hall of the People, a room larger than the narrow eastern hall of previous secret meetings so that there is more space for Y Less risk of infection with covid virus. Under great expectations and applause from journalists, the delegation led by Xi Jinping walked out of one of its massive side doors, which reached to the ceiling, revealing the hierarchical arrangement of the new dome.
As Xi walked the red carpet to greet the attendees, his entourage followed him down the red carpet along the gilded pillars to the podium in the center of the room, clapping as well. Standing in front of the cameras, they stood there with Xi Jinping in the center and the others, turning left and right depending on their rank. From a wooden pulpit hung behind a red banner with a hammer and sickle, he presented them one by one between their bows in front of the audience.
As stands the second number Li QiangSecretary of the Communist Party of Shanghai. At the age of 63, he emerged as the person chosen to replace the current prime minister, Li Keqiang, in March, who will retire at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress. Despite Shanghai’s disastrous lockdown due to the coronavirus in the spring, which lasted for more than two months, Xi Jinping praised its strength in enforcing the lockdown and restrictions. It is all a harbinger that the strict policy of Covid 0 will remain in place in China despite the growing social unrest and its impact on the economy, which is usually in charge of the prime minister.
Then it was listed as number three Zhao Liji, who repeats in the Standing Committee for being 65 years old and one of Xi Jinping’s closest allies. So far as head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Zhao has carried out a vicious anti-corruption campaign that purges many of Xi’s internal rivals, including supporters of former President Hu Jintao. Traditionally, the third man tends to preside over the People’s National Assembly, the system’s organic parliament.
Appears in fourth place Wang Huning, who was also on the previous standing committee and climbed to a position. The 67-year-old is a Chinese Communist Party authoritarian theorist who has been formulating key slogans for the three previous presidents. The first was the tripartite representation of Jiang Zemin, which allowed the party to bring together business people. Then Hu Jintao’s proclaimed Scientific Concept of Development followed, and finished it China’s rejuvenation Led by Xi Jinping. Despite these ties with two of his predecessors, Wang is a skilled and wise political scientist who has survived many administrations and, according to some experts, is running for president of the National Assembly.
In fifth place he enters CaiQi, 66, and the party secretary in Beijing. He was Xi’s collaborator when he led the industrial coastal province of Zhejiang, and he brilliantly organized the Winter Olympics and Paralympics held in February in the Chinese capital. Intriguingly, Tsai, who has managed to avoid total confinement by a Covid like that suffered by Shanghai, is inferior to that city’s secretary.
Holds the penultimate position before Deng ShuxiangHe is 60 years old and another old friend of Xi Jinping since they met in Shanghai. As director of the party’s general office, he serves as the Chinese president’s chief of staff and the second man was the person who called on President Xi on Saturday to remove Hu Jintao from the conclusion of the Congress.
Close this dome LexiParty secretary in the booming industrial zone of Guangzhou (Guangdong) and before that in Liaoning. 66 years old and a personal friend of Xi Jinping, he will head the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which has become one of his most effective weapons for controlling the party without opposition.
As Xi walked the red carpet to greet the attendees, his entourage followed him onto the red carpet lined with gilded pillars toward the podium.
Specifically, Xi stressed this aspect in his speech at the show, in which he warned that “on the way forward, we must always push for our own reform.” In his opinion, “A political party can only become impregnable If you commit to self-repair Although it has a glorious past”, suggesting a greater strengthening of China’s ideology. But without forgetting its role as a second world power, he noted that “China cannot develop in isolation and the world cannot develop without China.” He insisted on his commitment With economic reform and the pursuit of high growth, he promised that “China will open its doors more.” But due to Covid 0 restrictions on borders and movement, he did not say when. Not a word about the episode with Hu Jintao, whose forced departure from Congress is not shown in Chinese media, which No one saw him or knew anything about him.