All posts tagged Politburo

Xi’s the One

Get used to this name, Xi Jinping(pronounced SHEE Chin-Ping).

Last week China’s Communist Party anointed Xi as the next President of China, succeeding Hu Jintao who has overseen a decade of remarkable growth. This change represents a major shift in the leadership of China as a new generation of leaders headed by Xi take over the  Politburo Standing Committee who governs the nation, primarily by consensus. Xi, who was said to have been  favored by previous Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, has risen to a position of prominence in China partly due to his background as a Princeling, a relative of one of the founders of the Chinese Communist revolution.  This process has been quite lengthy and long awaited, here is an interactive and comprehensive look at the transition in China, as well as background on the new leaders of the Standing Committee. Read more…