Xi Jinping Intends to Select Standing Committee Members by ‘The Difference among Factions’.
The Epoch Times News Network has reported on Xi Jinping, the next leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Xi intends to select members of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), the Central Committee, and the 18th Party Congress, by using “the difference among factions".
However, the report said that currently a variety of lists are circulating.
Lists are made of different factions, containing their own favorite people.
Basically, the members of the PSC have not been settled.
However, Xi Jinping will use those lists to form the basis for his list of candidates, and finally decide upon the election. Top leaders will not be all from the hand-picked group, and the some could come from the “political reform” group.
It was reported that Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping have secretly launched a democratic initiative. As a result, it has gathered Yu Dejiang, Zhang Gaoli,
Liu Yunshan, Wang Yang, Liu Yandong, Wang Qishan, and a dozen PSC candidates.
About 350 senior provincial and ministerial level officials would vote on five other PSC members, besides Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. The results help Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao gain confidence.
Bo Xilai Would Be Deprived of His Status as The National People’s Congress Next Week
State-controlled Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media reported that the CCP Standing Committee will meet on October 23 to 26. The agenda includes eligibility of individual deputies.
This meeting will be held ahead of its time, compared with many previous meetings.
“Radio France Internationale" analysis stated that the meeting should be concerning Bo Xilai. Bo could be formally stripped of his status as deputy to the National People’s Congress. This action also indicates that Bo Xilai would enter the judicial process before the 18th Congress on November 8.
Hunan‘s Intermediate Court Denies Trial of Bo Xilai
The New York Times reported on Oct. 15 on international media rumors about the Bo Xilai case. Bo Xilai’s case is being heard in Changsha, the capital of Hunan.
Staff of the Intermediate People’s Court of Changsha City, Hunan Province commented “We have received a lot of phone calls, but we do not have this case here!"
Hong Kong‘s “Der Spiegel" reported on October 15 that the Bo Xilai case will be heard in the city of Changsha, the capital of Hunan. Hong Kong Commercial Radio also quoted a political message in Chongqing. It stated that Bo Xilai may accept a criminal trial on October 15, most likely in Changsha, Hunan.
Tianjin Toyota Plant Stops Production for One Week
According to a report by Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s Toyota plant in Tianjin will close from 22 to 26 October. This is the countries largest assembly plant in China.
The report says, “Toyota made this decision due to the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands. This has lead to the demand for Japanese cars in mainland China to slump.
Toyota’s Tianjin factory has about 13,000 employees and assembled about 500,000 vehicles last year. This accounts for 60% of Toyota’s total production capacity in China.