The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Analysis: China’s next INNER circle” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-chinas-next-inner-circle-103531606.html).
“Even as Xi Jinping gets ready to assume the presidency of China this month (March 2013), JOCKEYING HAS BEGUN for 2017 when rising stars of the ruling Communist Party move into top leadership posts”. Of course “jockeying has begun” because there are NO democratic elections in China.
“THE PROCESS IS HIGHLY SECRETIVE and influenced by faction leaders who jockey to get their allies on the 25-member Politburo and its apex body, the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee”. China, of course, is the SECOND-most “secretive” society on Earth to/behind only NORTH KOREA.
According to Cheng Li, director of research at the John L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution”, “In certain areas, the rules and the norms of institutionalization continue, but in certain areas, they are SUBJECT TO MANIPULATION , in particular with regard to the selection of the Politburo”. “subject to manipulation” again sounds exactly like how CUI XILING got into the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), taking EIGHT years to finish ONE Ph.D. with only THREE publications (Web-site/URL: http://www.hksyu.edu/ba/CuiXiling.html). Her BOYFRIEND at the time (GAO WEI) nagged CUHK for the better part of a year and the worst part about that was that PEOPLE HAD TO LISTEN TO ALL THAT NONSENSE about how he was a PhD and his girlfriend HAD TO HAVE an M.Phil which makes no sense by itself. As it turns out, Gao DIDN’T have an M.Phil, making this one of the worst academic scandals in recent memory.
“Xi is the first Communist Party General Secretary to take power while his two predecessors are both still alive. That puts him in the role of CAUTIOUS CONSENSUS-BUILDER between factions allied to his two predecessors (HU JINTAO & JIANG ZEMIN), rather than AN AGENT OF REFORM, political analysts said”. IT’S SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE to be “an agent of reform” in CHINA when OLD-FASHIONED people/people of the OLD guard are still around.
According to David Zweig, “a Chinese politics scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)”, “I DON’T think they can push much because IT’S STILL A JIANG (Zemin) Politburo Standing Committee” or INFLUENCED BY this person, even at the ripe old age of 86 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin).
According to Jiangnan Zhu, a Hong Kong University associate professor specializing in Chinese politics”, “Usually, when a PATRON dies, his followers CAN’T hold together for very long, and his faction will eventually fall. This was basically the case for Mao, the most powerful patron in CCP history”. Of course, when Mao died in 1976, his followers, widely known as THE GANG OF FOUR soon collapsed (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four).
Finally, Willy Lam, a scholar on Chinese history and politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)” finished off: “Hu Jintao has been VERY SUCCESSFUL (?) in nurturing future leaders amongst the fifth and the sixth generation from the YOUTH league“. “very successful?” This is Lam’s INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “Xi WILL NOT have enough time to build up a distinct faction. He will have to spend a lot of time (and ENERGY) BUILDING CONSENSUS within the top leadership because he doesn’t have a distinct faction of his own. So, there will be A LOT OF GIVE AND TAKE (?)” This should be “force and pain” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI), especially for COMMUNIST Party officials. “Politically, I think THINGS WILL REMAIN FROZEN as it’s difficult to get a consensus for political reform” under many circumstances, but especially for Communist Party officials who demonstrate (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).