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Nails that stick up will be hammered down (December 5 2012) Nails that stick up will be hammered down (December 5 2012)

Ian Bremmer the 43 year old American political scientist specializing in US foreign policy and global political risk has published an article on Reuters titled ‘What do we know about China’s new leadership?’. Bremmer states “As China obsessives know, it is tough to read tea leaves when the water is as opaque as that surrounding China’s Politburo. In the wake of the Chinese leadership transition, we’re left to sift through the news in search of answers. There is plenty we do not know about the process or what its outcome will bring, but when it comes to underlying themes we can understand, it is possible to make some predictions. Start with solidarity. In the most telling example of Chinese political unity, the Politburo, the elite political body that makes all of China’s major decisions, went from nine people to seven to consolidate control of the political process. The Communist Party is now more unified than before and is less likely to tolerate dissent from within. The stability of the Communist Party is paramount. All else will fall in line. Note what happens to those who don’t. If the Bo Xilai incident demonstrated anything, it’s that, in China, nails that stick up will be hammered down. There is no room for leaders who stray from the party platform. Need more evidence that power is being consolidated? Hu Jintao recently surrendered his military position sooner than expected so Xi Jinping, the incoming president, could have more control. Li Keqiang, Xi’s incoming deputy, got the nod to run the economy rather than Wang Qishan   the most senior and noted market reformer of the lot. Three of five of the remaining standing committee members seem to be protégés of former President Jiang Zemin, a sign that the leadership is looking to past success as much as to the future.”


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Xi Jinping the 57 year old Vice President of the People's Republic of China He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth (March 10 2011)

Xi Jinping the 57 year old Vice President of the People’s Republic of China and top-ranking member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China is seen as an emerging member of the fifth generation of Chinese leadership and widely expected next year to succeed President Hu Jintao. Xi is regarded as a ‘Mr Clean’ in terms of corruption, also regarded by Chinese business and academic sources as competent and honest, and a ‘princeling’ due to his decadency from a top Communist revolutionary family. Xi a student of Marxism is said to be repulsed by the corruption and commercialization of the current Chinese society, from official corruption through the nouveau riche down to the moral evils of drugs and prostitution, and their attendant effects on social values.


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