The Congress is used to decide the party’s five-year plan for policy (Getty)
CHINESE President Xi Jinping could leave the Communist Party Congress this week with as much power as the People’s Republic’s founder Chairman Mao and even more than US President Donald Trump, analysts have claimed.
In a three and a half hour speech to the Congress, he said he would build the nation as a “modern socialist country” and refuse to use the political systems of other countries. Continue reading →
The attempted defection of Wang Lijun, recently the top cop in the western city of Chongqing, suggests that China’s ongoing leadership transition will be especially turbulent.
On the 6th of this month, Wang entered the American consulate in Chengdu, the capital of neighboring Sichuan Province, seeking asylum. He spent a day there. Incredibly, his old boss, Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, essentially invaded Sichuan by sending hundreds of his armed security troops to surround the Chengdu consulate in an unsuccessful bid to apprehend Wang.