Latest news of yesterday’s turnaround in the Chinese CCP, after cleaning up the pro-American vector, the party hierarchy, gives strong signals of these movements.
Published on 23.10.2022
Yesterday, we wrote that in China there have been clear changes in party leadership with cleaning pro america vector.
The South China Morning Post reports Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s entry into the CPC Central Committee gives him a chance to be included in the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee
The newspaper headlines as follows: “Chinese President Xi Jinping unveils his new team for his record third term, the new Politburo Standing Committee will lead the Communist Party for the next five years. Rising stars Li Qiang, Li Xi, Ding Xuexiang and Cai Qi join China’s top decision-making body.
But another party heavyweight, Liu He, apparently did not enter the new composition of the CPC Central Committee. Liu was Xi Jinping’s main economic backer and a key “Americanist” in the ruling group. He is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Public Administration at Harvard University. During the trade war, he oversaw negotiations with the United States. And although communication was difficult, He and the White House team managed to reach an agreement in early 2020 (albeit very conditional).
That may mean Xi doesn’t need the services of “Americanist” He because of the escalation around Taiwan – which will be at the center of the secretary-general’s third term.
This means Li Qiang will become China’s next premier, as the South China Morning Post previously reported. Cai Qi is the first secretary of the party secretariat – he succeeds Wang Huning – and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the party’s main affairs.
Zhao Leji, now ranked third, is likely to lead the National People’s Congress, while Wang Huning will head the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an important platform for mobilizing the party’s external resources and support.
Li Xi heads the powerful anti-corruption body, the Central Discipline Inspection Commission, succeeding Zhao Leji.
While these key state and government positions will not be officially confirmed until the annual national legislative sessions in March, the party hierarchy, gives strong signals of these movements.
Surprisingly, the size of the Politburo has been reduced to 24 people, one person less than last time, and no women are included.