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President Xi Jinping has succeeded. It is officially most powerful man in China in decades. Its name, and its philosophy, have been enrolled in Constitution of Communist Party, at same level as Mao Zedong himself (deceased in 1976).
The officially named Xi Jinping thinking about socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new Era will go on to study in schools and be part of "Action guides" that every good Chinese communist should follow. Or anyone who wants to come to something in new great power.
A thought that is summarized in "The great Chinese dream of rejuvenation of nation": The Return of China to role of world leader, wher in economic, political or military terrain.
So far, only two great leaders of People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, had received honor of ir name in document. But only Mao enjoyed it in life. And only Mao saw his philosophy as "thought" recognized; Deng's ideas were only categorized as "ory." Now, Xi has matched great helmsman. Far away are his two living predecessors, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao: Although y both managed to include ir own precepts, ir names are not mentioned.
The party's secretary general, president of Central Military Commission and head of state, led closing of 19 Congress of Communist Party on Tuesday at Grand Palace of people of Peking. The agenda for 2,300 delegates, to appoint a new Central committee for party which, in China, is more important than State itself; Also, to approve work of Central Commission for inspection of discipline, body in charge of fight against corruption.
and approve constitutional amendments. In addition to its own name, Xi has managed to include its campaign against corruption and its "New Silk Road" in party's base document, China's connection plan with Europe and Africa through infrastructure networks.
"Is re any objection?" asked Xi Jinping. "Mei you!" ("There is no!"), answered, on every occasion, seven voices; The big ones in party. The last, "no" final, his.
"Today beginning of Xi era has been announced," considers Chinese historian and political analyst Zhang Lifan. "He is only person, besides Mao, who has managed to introduce his philosophy in Statutes of party in life ...." In addition, we must take into account name of ory, 16 ideograms in Mandarin. Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao have already mentioned ' a new era '. ' Socialism with Chinese characteristics ' is an idea of Deng Xiaoping. ' Thought ' brings us back to Mao. Xi brings m toger into a philosophy that bears his name.
Analysts are sure that, with all ir consolidated power definitively, head of state, of 64 years, will continue to front of country beyond 2022, when according to tacit or explicit rules of regime should retire by age. But, once equated with Mao, it is irrelevant fact that it retains its titles or not: Whoever occupies post, it will always be him, with status of great modern emperor, who will have last word. It has already happened with Deng, great power in shadows until his death, although his only official title by n was that of honorary president of Chinese Bridge Federation.
"It will be new great helmsman, great architect who will lead China to be a ' strong socialist power ' for 2050 or earlier." By n, China will also be a superpower capable of defying U.S., "says Willy Lam of Hong Kong University of China. "But from a broader perspective, this marks a major setback for Chinese politics: a big step backwards to dark days of a single man's rule under Mao Zedong's dictatorship."
The session also designated new members of party's Central committee, third level of communist hierarchy. 376 people-204 fixed and 176 alternates-that tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 members of Politburo- second level-and those of Standing Committee, highest governing body, and composed of a number that usually oscillate between five and nine, will be appointed from among ir ranks. Actually, it's seven.
The great unknown is who will accompany Xi in Standing Committee. During his first term, party's secretary general was surrounded by advisers who selected his predecessors in office. Now is your chance to surround yourself with your faithful.
It is only for sure that prime Minister will continue, Li Keqiang. And re has been a clear question that some analysts posed: Wang Qishan, former right-hand man of Xi Jinping and head of Central Commission for Investigation of Discipline (CCID), will not continue in policy of first line. Although it had to retire by age, it had been conjectured with possibility that it would continue, perhaps in charge of Chinese economy. But his name does not appear among members of new Central Committee.
Yes it appears in all pools Zhao Lehi, one of most trusted men of Xi and so far director of Department of Organization of party, a key charge of appointments in different organisms. Zhao has been included today among new members of CCID, something that aims to be new responsible for this organization in "New Era."
What will not be in Standing Committee are women. The party has never counted on a female at its highest level of power, and it does not seem that this time will give a signal to those who "hold half Sky", as Mao said. Quite opposite. They have only managed to enter third circle of Power, Central Committee of 376 members, same number as in 2012: Ten.