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Corrupt Elitists or Competent Bureaucrats?

Or, as Prince Charles once put it, "....dreadful old waxworks!"



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After an hour-long delay Xinhua announced the seven leaders that will form the new PSC:
  1. Xi Jinping - Head of China's Communist Party and chairman of China's Central Military Commission
  2. Li Keqiang - Premier (in March)
  3. Zhang Dejiang - Head of National People's Congress
  4. Yu Zhengsheng - Head of Chinese People’s Consultative Conference
  5. Liu Yunshan - Head of Propaganda Department
  6. Wang Qishan - Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
  7. Zhang Gaoli - Executive Vice Premier
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/china...#ixzz2CGj60Mzd


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I think they will do fine. I've admired how China is advancing from their old political system to a new one without letting their country fall in to chaos.
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Too early to tell. But, I think in general it's been a gradual opening up.
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They seem to be doing a better job than the age of Mao, which was as bad as Stalin and Hitler. There are some squabbles developng in terms of ocean rights, but the future of China will be determined by how well Xi Jinping and company control corruption.
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China's commerce minister voted out in rare congress snub: sources

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Michael Martina | Reuters – 12 hrs ago

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce minister was surprisingly blocked from a spot on the ruling Communist Party's elite body during a conclave this week, sources said, a rare snub for an official that could raise questions about trade policies during his tenure.
The failure of Chen Deming to secure a seat on the 25-member Politburo marks one of the few surprises to emerge from the party's five-yearly congress that wrapped this week with the anointing of a new slate of top leaders who will run the world's second largest economy.
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Liu Yunshan - Head of Propaganda Department

Is that like Jay Carney's job in the White House?
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