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Nov 16, 2012

China names conservative, older leadership

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled an older, conservative leadership line-up on Thursday that appears unlikely to take the drastic action needed to tackle pressing issues like social unrest, environmental degradation and corruption.

New party chief Xi Jinping, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang and vice-premier in charge of economic affairs Wang Qishan, all named as expected to the elite decision-making Politburo Standing Committee, are considered cautious reformers. The other four members have the reputation of being conservative.

Nov 15, 2012

PENPIX: Don’t expect dramatic change from China’s new leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new top leadership team on Thursday, another all-male cast of politicians whose instincts are to move cautiously on reform.

Xi Jinping took the helm of the party, heading a team of seven members in the new Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years.

Nov 15, 2012

Penpix – Don’t expect dramatic change from China’s new leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new top leadership team on Thursday, another all-male cast of politicians whose instincts are to move cautiously on reform.

Xi Jinping took the helm of the party, heading a team of seven members in the new Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years.

Nov 15, 2012

China’s next premier schooled in free thought

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Where other top Chinese leaders
can only stand around and look awkward in the presence of
English-speaking dignitaries, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang
stands out for his casual and disarming command of the language.

Li’s English skills say more about the man who will run the
world’s second-largest economy than just an ability to schmooze
U.S. CEOs and European prime ministers – they were learned as
part of a surprisingly liberal university education.

Nov 15, 2012

Newmakers: Don’t expect dramatic change from China’s new leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new top leadership team on Thursday, another all-male cast of politicians whose instincts are to move cautiously on reform.

Xi Jinping took the helm of the party, heading a team of seven members in the new Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years.

Nov 15, 2012

Don’t expect dramatic change from China’s new leaders

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party
unveiled its new top leadership team on Thursday, another
all-male cast of politicians whose instincts are to move
cautiously on reform.

Xi Jinping took the helm of the party, heading a team of
seven members in the new Politburo Standing Committee, the peak
decision-making body which will steer the world’s second-largest
economy for the next five years.

Nov 15, 2012

Xi Jinping’s journey from China party elite to party leader

BEIJING (Reuters) – Three years ago in Mexico, China’s new Communist Party chief provided a rare glimpse of a leader who was born into a revolutionary aristocracy and came of age in the tumult of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

Xi Jinping sported the dark suit and cautious public mask that is the uniform of the party leadership as he took his place at the head of the standing committee unveiled in the cavernous Great Hall of the People on Thursday.

Nov 15, 2012

China confirms Xi Jinping as head of Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years, with Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu Jintao as party chief.

Xi was also named head of the party’s Central Military Commission, state news agency Xinhua said.

Nov 14, 2012

Chinese Communist Party to unveil new leadership

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party
unveils a new leadership line-up on Thursday to steer the
world’s second-largest economy for the next five years, with
Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu
Jintao as party chief.

The new members of the Politburo Standing Committee – the
innermost circle of power in China’s authoritarian government -
will emerge after a closely controlled vote by the party’s new
205-member central committee, which was installed at the end of
a five-yearly party congress on Wednesday.

Nov 14, 2012

Newsmakers: Officials in the running for new China leadership

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party on Wednesday voted in a new Central Committee at the end of the week-long meeting, paving the way for the unveiling of a top leadership line-up the next day.

The committee will appoint a Politburo of about two dozen members and a Politburo Standing Committee, the innermost ring of power with possibly seven members, reduced from the current nine.

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      "I started working at Reuters in 2002 as an equities reporter in Shanghai, before moving to Beijing in 2005 to work on the general news and politics file. My primary areas of coverage are China's relations with Southeast Asia and Taiwan, the development of China's military, and ethnic minority issues in China."
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