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C. Flower
15-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Haven't been following this guy, XiJinping, very closely. Lived in a cave-house in a rural area when much younger, as out of favour with the forces of the Cultural Revolution. Wealthy now. Anyone been watching the developments in the Chinese Communist Party? Is it in any way communist ?

http://www.indiatimes.com/asia/xi-jinping-elected-new-head-of-chinas-communist-party-47265.html

musashi
15-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Haven't been following this guy, XiJinping, very closely. Lived in a cave-house in a rural area when much younger, as out of favour with the forces of the Cultural Revolution. Wealthy now. Anyone been watching the developments in the Chinese Communist Party? Is it in any way communist ?

http://www.indiatimes.com/asia/xi-jinping-elected-new-head-of-chinas-communist-party-47265.html

Calling China a communist state is the ultimate in double speak, China is as capitalist as it comes. Hopefully Xi Jinping will address China's rampant pillage of the globe's intellectual property but I won't hold my breath.

Holly
15-11-2012, 01:57 PM
New face ... same Red China politburo dictatorship.

Slim Buddha
15-11-2012, 03:20 PM
I had an idea he might have got the top job. I should have put money on it!:)

Sam Lord
15-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Anyone been watching the developments in the Chinese Communist Party? Is it in any way communist ?


:confused:

In terms of incomes China is far less egalitarian than the USA, for example.

That's all you probably need to know about the "communist party".

Binn Beal
15-11-2012, 03:57 PM
The fundamental question for communists is: who owns the means of production?

Holly
15-11-2012, 04:02 PM
The fundamental question for communists is: who owns the means of production?

That's an easy one; they are owned either by the politburo or those who have connections with the politburo.

C. Flower
15-11-2012, 04:08 PM
That's an easy one; they are owned either by the politburo or those who have connections with the politburo.

I agree with Binn Beal.

Another and far less scientific test is whether wealth is passed on from one generation to the next.

China is a mixed public and private economy but could by no means be seen as a workers' state.

http://www.china.org.cn/e-white/7/7-III.htm

C. Flower
15-11-2012, 04:09 PM
:confused:

In terms of incomes China is far less egalitarian than the USA, for example.

That's all you probably need to know about the "communist party".


Ten years ago it seems it was not.

http://www.china.org.cn/e-white/7/7-III.htm

Are there figures on this now ?

DCon
15-11-2012, 05:35 PM
he was a fierce full forward back in the day. Lightning quick, and strong.

http://cache.tcm.ie/media/images/x/XiJinpingChristyCooneyHurley_large.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wOHb1qHuTZk/T0U0hFweErI/AAAAAAAACAc/vGBEm8rVT1g/s1600/XiJinPingCrokeParkFeb192012PA_large.jpg

Summerday Sands
15-11-2012, 05:57 PM
President Hu Jintao is on the left of the party, new man Xi Jingping is from the right. So we will have to wait & see if Hu Jintao's progressive policies are continued.

Xi Jingping is comitted to rooting out corruption, which is rife in China.

Count Bobulescu
15-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Haven't been following this guy, XiJinping, very closely. Lived in a cave-house in a rural area when much younger, as out of favour with the forces of the Cultural Revolution. Wealthy now. Anyone been watching the developments in the Chinese Communist Party? Is it in any way communist ?

http://www.indiatimes.com/asia/xi-jinping-elected-new-head-of-chinas-communist-party-47265.html

He may have lived in a cave, but his apparently clear Mandarin betrays none of the heavy rural accents of a lot of the other leaders. He's a blue blood.

I had thought about starting a thread on this myself, but when I looked at the various pieces written about the process there was very little hard news, largely because the whole business is conducted behind closed doors. The postings in this thread so far bear out my instinct.:) Someone please prove me wrong. Iím sure Yojimbo will come up with something worthwhile.

Meantime,


BEIJING ó Chinaís new leader, Xi Jinping, impressed many people with a plain-spoken promise to address problems in the countryís ruling party on Thursday, but his new leadership team offered few clues as to a clear shift in direction.
Mr. Xi, who formally took over from Hu Jintao as general secretary of the Communist Party on Thursday, was presented to foreign and domestic reporters after a highly scripted party congress intended mainly to laud the work of Mr. Hu and set very broad priorities for Mr. Xiís tenure.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/world/asia/new-chinese-leader-offers-few-hints-of-a-shift-in-direction.html?_r=0

Heís expected to take a harder line on Taiwan.

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201211150040

Separately; just so you know:


And I'm sure that, like me, you're hoping that when it comes to the name of the new paramount Chinese leader, Xi Jinping (习近平), we can avoid the unfortunate mistake many Americans have made with the name of his capital city.

As I have pointed out, oh, a time or few (here, here, here, here) the jing in "Beijing" is pronounced essentially like the jing in "Jingle Bells." As opposed to the Frenchified zh- sound, as in "leisure" or "beige," that many American announcers prefer, perhaps on the theory that all foreign languages really should sound like French.

The Xi- sound in the new president's family name doesn't really exist in English, so for us it's worth sticking with the closest approximation: simply she, as in "he and she."*
But we can avoid the zh- trap with his personal name. It's Jinping, as in Bobby Jindal, not some fancy Zhinping exoticism. I mention it because the last half-dozen TV and radio mentions I've heard of his name all went down the lamentable Gallic zh- road.