Hu, Wen bow out; Xi to take over as new boss

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Nov 14: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao bowed out of the top leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China today after a 10-year stint in power, as the Party's key Congress wrapped up its meeting after electing a new set of younger leaders including Xi Jinping, widely tipped to take over as the new boss tomorrow.
 Bidding farewell at the end of the week-long 18th Party Congress here today, Hu, who is credited to have improved Sino-Indian relations in the last decade, said, "the Congress elected a new Central Committee of the Party and replaced older leaders with younger ones".
 The Congress which met at Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People concluded after electing over 300 members to the Central Committee, the main policy making body of the world's largest political party with 82.3 million members.
 Much on the expected lines, all top leaders including Xi, 59, Li Keqiang, 57, who is officially projected to succeed Wen as Premier as well as several senior leaders including the lone woman, Lu Yandong, 67 were elected to the new Central Committee.
 The new Central Committee in turn would elect tomorrow a 25-member Politburo which will then choose the all-power Standing Committee, whose numbers were yet to be revealed.
 The outgoing Standing Committee, forming the basis for Party's policy of collective leadership consisted of nine members including Hu and Wen.
 Hu and Wen would relinquish the party posts tomorrow but the two leaders would continue in office as Chinese President and Premier respectively, till March next year.
 On the face of it, the leadership transition in the faction-ridden 92-year-old Communist Party went off smoothly as the
 Party leaders successfully purged the supporters of hard-line Maoist leader Bo Xilai in the run up to the Congress.
 Bo, disgraced by the scandal involving his wife Gu Kailai in the murder of the British national Neil Heywood, stated to be agent of UK's intelligence service MI6 is currently awaiting trial after he was expelled from the party.
 Bo, who made a strong bid to revive the old Maoist ideology playing up on the growing rich-poor divide was the front runner for the Standing Committee few months ago.
 The scandal which shook the party in the run up to the Congress helped the leadership headed by Hu which adhered to Deng Xiaoping's reformist ideology strongly opposed to the revival of Mao ideology.
 Other hopefuls for the top leadership who were inducted into the Central Committee included Wang Qishan, Liu Yunshan, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, Wang Yang, Zhang Gaoli, Zhang Dejiang and Yu Zhengsheng and two top military officials, Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang.
 In China, the Command structure of the 2.3 million strong military is part of the Communist Party.
 The conclusion of the Congress formally marked the end of Hu and Wen era which brought mixed results for China.
 While the country catapulted to the position of the second largest economy next only to the United States, the sudden rise of China and its growing military might evoked widespread concerns especially in the neighbourhood.
 Hu's era was largely credited to have brought out improvement in Sino-India relations though the border issue is yet to be solved.
 Barring the stapled visas issue for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, which China stopped after strong objections from India, Beijing focussed on improving ties bringing "strategic equilibrium" to its otherwise pro-Pakistan policy.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM WORLD

  • Kashmir

10 years on, JK Sports Council sits on ‘urgent matter’

‘Tainted’ Official Enjoys Plum Position; Government Goes Lenient

FAKE CERTIFICATE CASE

Srinagar, Nov 14: In an outrageous case of official negligence, the J&K State Sports Council has brazenly overlooked the ‘authentication of certificates’ of an official which proved that he had “mischievously More



  • Srinagar City

Omar supports skewed bridge

Says nothing wrong with Tedha design, ridicules critics

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 14: Breaking his silence on the construction of “controversial” skewed bridge, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said there was nothing wrong with the project and hinted that Peoples More




  • Jammu

NHPC to set up institute in Kashmir

HYDRO POWER TRAINING

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 14: National Hydel Power Corporation would be establishing a hydero power training institute in Kangan area of Ganderbal. Sources said the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) will More



  • South Asia

Education now compulsory for Pakistan children

Islamabad, Nov 14: Pakistan has made education free and compulsory for children aged between five and 16. Pakistan's National Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed the right to free and compulsory education More



  • World

Hu, Wen bow out; Xi to take over as new boss

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Nov 14: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao bowed out of the top leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China today after a 10-year stint in power, as the Party's key Congress More



  • Health

‘SCREEN CHILDREN TOO FOR DIABETES’

NOV 14 IS WORLD DIABETES DAY AND CHILDREN'S DAY

ANJALI OJHA

New Delhi, Nov 14: If you are under the impression that diabetes is an old man's disease, you are wrong. More and more children are falling prey to this lifestyle disease and doctors say it is best to More



  • Ganderbal

Maternity hospital Wayil sans medicare facilities

Patients suffer, authorities mute

Wayil (Ganderbal): Signifying messy state of affairs in Kashmir’s healthcare system, the mini- maternity hospital at Wayil here sans basis medicare facilities coupled with shortage of medicos and paramedics More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions