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Below is a lis o he 10 mos likely candidaes o ll he Sanding Commitee headingino he Chinese Communis Pary’s leadership ransiion his all.
Vice presiden, China People’s Governmen; vice chairman, Cenral Miliary Commission; member, PoliburoSanding Commitee
Princeling (son o Xi Zhongxun, ormer vice premier);considered o be a Jiang Zemin proégéTe son o a high-ranking People’s Liberaion Army general, Xi Jinping worked on a arm in rural Shanxi province or six years, unil he age o 22, aer his aher was imprisoned during he Culural Revoluion. Ximanaged o leave he arm, join he pary and graduae rom he pres-igious singhua Universiy wih a degree in chemical engineering. Aer graduaion, Xi worked in adminisraive roles or he People’s Liberaion Army. Aer serving in increasingly senior pary and army roles in Hebei, Fujian, and Zhejiangprovinces, Xi was promoed o he Sanding Commitee, became pary secreary o Shanghai, and ook on a series o new iles ha suggesed he would succeed Hu Jinaoas China’s nex pary general secreary and People’s Governmen presiden.
Xi’s amily ies place him closer o he Jiang Zemin acion, which implies ha hisapproach o economic developmen will be more marke-riendly and ocused onproecing wealh han some o his Hu Jinao-aliaed peers.
Bu Xi has been relaively opaque abou how he would ac economically or poliically, which has conribued ohis posiive sanding among boh acions and enabled his rise o he general secreary.Mos recenly, in 2008 Xi was appoined o vice presiden o he Chinese People’sgovernmen. Since hen he has raveled o Lain America, Europe, Asia, and Americaon diplomaic missions.
Xi is married o a amous Chinese olk singer, Pei Liyuan, andheir daugher is currenly sudying a Harvard Universiy. Xi Jinping will almos cerainly be appoined o pary general secreary his all, China’shighes leadership pos.
AP PhoTo/The QuAd CiTy Times, Kevin e. sChmidT