China Watch China Window: Mr Xi’s 3rd Term, Hidetoshi Kaneko | Economist Weekly Online

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has ended, and President Xi Jinping has been elected General Secretary for the third time. On 23 October, a new Politburo was established, including seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee.

In its third term, the Xi administration landed a Politburo Standing Committee of reformers such as Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Wang Yang of the People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The former vice-ministers of Mr. Xi have been picked out, and the dictatorship of Mr. Xi is strong.

Reformed Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, who was expected to be promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee, was demoted from the Politburo to the Central Committee. Prime Minister Lee and CPPCC Chairman Wang were also appointed by the Central Committee. It destroys the reformers who follow the flow of Deng Xiaoping.

Xi ranks first among the seven new members of the Politburo Standing Committee. Below is ▽ Li Qiang, Party Committee Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Government (the next Prime Minister); Li Xi, secretary of the CPC Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (former secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee) organized.

Mr. Li Qiang is vice president of Mr. Xi when he was in Zhejiang Province, Mr. Cai was a sub-officer when he was in Fujian Province, and Mr. Ding was subordinate when he was in Shanghai. Li Xi is a former party secretary in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province, where Xi’s father is from.

Zhao Lejie, former secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission, and Wang Huning, former secretary of the secretary’s office, will remain in the third and fourth positions respectively, and will be appointed chairman of the Congress Standing Committee National People’s Party (NPC) and the chairman of the PPPCC next spring, respectively.

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There was a powerful and fierce battle behind the scenes at the party congress. On the last day of the convention, Mr Xi ousted Hu Jintao, the former general secretary of the chairman’s seat, who tried to confirm the contents of the bill before voting. Although Mr. Xi showed his heavy-handed constitution, there was one empty seat in the middle of the chairman’s seat, and the vote was not unanimous.

Is Mr. Xi, who has served for three consecutive terms, won the power struggle?

In fact, the full text of the party’s constitution, published later, did not include the phrases “two institutions” and “leader of the people,” which were said to be added in the amendment to the constitution. The anti-personality clause, which was thought to have been removed, remained.

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