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  •  something is happening in china (8+ / 0-)

    in the leadership transition.  i'm not sure it was planned, i think hu jintao lost something he was expecting to retain.

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:37:18 PM PST

    •  Xi Jinping (4+ / 0-)
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      BBC: China confirms leadership change

      Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade.

      Mr Xi led the new Politburo Standing Committee onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, signalling his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party.


      Xi Jinping replaces Hu Jintao, under whose administration China has seen a decade of extraordinary growth.

      I'm not sure what Hu lost, if anything.
      •  Clean transfer of power (5+ / 0-)
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        Possibly this?

        South China Morning Post: Exclusive: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief

        Outgoing President Hu Jintao will formally relinquish his position as military chief at the end of the 18th party congress this week, according to sources.

        His decision to opt for complete retirement surprised many analysts, who had expected him to keep the top job at the party's Central Military Commission.

        Hu, 70 next month, will also step down as party chief at the congress and as president in March, to make way for his designated successor, Xi Jinping, when the congress concludes on Wednesday.

        Marking the first clean transfer of power the Communist Party has seen in two decades, Hu's move will break with a precedent his predecessor Jiang Zemin set 10 years ago.

        In 2002, Jiang chose to cling to the top military post for two more years after his 13-year reign as party chief ended. Hu did not take over control of the military until September 2004.

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