Beijing: Xi Jinping who is 64 years old born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician. He is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
As much as Jinping wishes Communist party therefore opts for face-tso-face consultations in choosing top leaders.
One of the articles by the state-run Xinhua news agency enlightened the veil on some of behind-the-scenes jockeying that led up to the five-yearly party congress that ended this week. It explains how the president was able to push through his agenda at the congress despite the strength of the Communist Youth League, a rival faction, among the top ranks of party officials.
The selection of China’s ruling elite is a mysterious process that involves intense bargaining and horse-trading behind the scenes.
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