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View Poll Results: What do you think of the new China leadership?
New changes/policies can be expected 3 20.00%
Nothing new, same old, same old 10 66.67%
Don't know much about the guy 5 33.33%
I wish I was in China right now 1 6.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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An economics degree from the Kim Il Sung University of the DPRK?! I wouldn't put too much faith in that if I were you.
Integration with DPRK's economy requires a good understanding of their economics, and being able to talk with them in their language at a high level.

That's why Zhang Dejiang is the obvious person for the task.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:53 AM
 
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An economics degree from the Kim Il Sung University of the DPRK?! I wouldn't put too much faith in that if I were you.
Integration with DPRK's economic system requires in-depth understanding of their system & environment, and to be able to discuss with them in their language at a deep & perhaps personal level.

This is why Zhang Dejiang would be the obvious candidate.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:04 AM
 
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I do have some concerns that 5 of the 7 members of the standing committee are allies of (former leader) Jiang Zemin. Hu was hardly the most liberal guy, but bringing in Jiang supporters shows some regression. I wonder if we'll see less civil rights in China over the next 5-10 years. (I'd also expect slower reform of China's State-owned enterprises).
'Allies', what exactly is that? In China's political system as it was, allies was very important in survival, and it probably still is the case.

I don't think being an ally means that one has to be the same in political believes. Being an ally has the advantage that one can differ in opinion without coming to blows.

I expect civil rights will continue to improve as China's economy grows so as to be able to accomodate more expenditure associated with more rights.

China is very short of modern trained lawyers and officials. As more & more chinese studied & trained in the west return to China, the situation should gradually improve. It takes an awlful lot of well qualified individuals to make a complex modern society tick.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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'Allies', what exactly is that? In China's political system as it was, allies was very important in survival, and it probably still is the case.

I don't think being an ally means that one has to be the same in political believes. Being an ally has the advantage that one can differ in opinion without coming to blows.

I expect civil rights will continue to improve as China's economy grows so as to be able to accomodate more expenditure associated with more rights.

China is very short of modern trained lawyers and officials. As more & more chinese studied & trained in the west return to China, the situation should gradually improve. It takes an awlful lot of well qualified individuals to make a complex modern society tick.
"Allies" meaning someone from the Jiang Zemin faction (as opposed to the Hu, Communist Youth Leage-associated faction).

I was worried about the lack of noted reformers on the standing committee. But I feel I need to dial back my criticism a bit. The new VP is a Hu ally and reformer. His exclusion from the standing committee is odd, but I'm sure he'll be on it in five years for the next congress. It's possible that age was the primary reason for the inclusion of some and exclusion of others.
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