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Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party's monopoly on power

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party's monopoly on power

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Xi Jinping, newly anointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has lost no time laying down what will likely be a leitmotif of his 10-year tenure: promoting “constitutional Socialism with Chinese characteristics.” This so-called “Back to the [Chinese] Constitution” movement will be kicked off after fellow Politburo Standing Committee […]

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New commander-in-chief Xi wastes no time projecting hard power in Asia-Pacific Theater

New commander-in-chief Xi wastes no time projecting hard power in Asia-Pacific Theater

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry. Since becoming CCP general secretary and commander-in-chief on Nov. 15, the putative “core” of the Fifth-Generation collective leadership has wasted no time in placing his stamp on China’s military and foreign-affairs establishment. In addition to becoming chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), […]

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A revitalized Jiang Zemin wants a general in the Politburo Standing Committee

A revitalized Jiang Zemin wants a general in the Politburo Standing Committee

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A new factor has been injected into factional intrigue within the Chinese Communist Party. Thanks to the wonders of Chinese geriatric medicine, the health of 85-year-old ex-president Jiang Zemin and head of the powerful Shanghai Faction has improved — and he is determined to have a say in personnel arrangements at […]

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Pressed for action by military, Hu seeks to manage 'struggle' with U.S. over SE Asia seas

Pressed for action by military, Hu seeks to manage 'struggle' with U.S. over SE Asia seas

Chinese President Hu Jintao inspects PLA troops. By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The Chinese Communist Party administration is girding for a long-term struggle with the United States over winning hearts and minds in Asia. In the run-up to President Obama’s meeting with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in New York on Sept. […]