Hu Forced to Support “Little Hu"?
With the public appearance of Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao,
the Beidaihe meeting is believed to have ended.
The associated 18th National People’s Congress (NPC)
personnel arrangement has also been settled upon.
It was reported recently Hu Jintao was forced
to focus on training Hu Chunhua.
Analysts believe that these messages were released by
It also reveals the power struggles within the
Beidaihe meeting, that have yet to reach a balance.
According to overseas media reports,
in the arrangements of the 17th NPC personnel,
Hu Jintao’s most proud successor Li Keqiang was frustrated,
Wang Yang sat on the fence between Hu and Wen,
so “Hu Jintao has been forced to focus on
training Hu Chunhua."
Hu Chunhua was once regarded by overseas media
as a close successor of Hu Jintao.
The report also said that Hu Jintao is sparing no effort
in training Hu Chunhua painstakingly.
However, Hu Chunhua’s becoming the power core
of the Youth League faction’s next generation is questioned by the outside world,
and there are even quite different views
within the Youth League faction.
Meanwhile, the Little Hu, Hu Chunhua,
has had bad luck, and his ability is not strong.
When he governed Hebei Province,
the “Sanlu milk powder scandal” shocked the world;
when governing Inner Mongolia, ethnic disputes arose.
“So with such ability to govern, I do not know
what joke and calamity will come about."
A source said that the decision would be made
in the Beidaihe meeting.
Now that the meeting has finished,
why are these rumors still being spread?
Political commentator Ren Baiming said during
an interview with New Tang Dynasty (NTD) TV, that
the conflicts between Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao
is the main line of CCP top level infighting.
In the past 10 years when Hu Jintao was in power,
he had always been constrained by the forces placed by Jiang in the Politburo,
and it was difficult to do anything meaningful.
Political commentator Ren Baiming: “Hu Jintao has had
no achievements while in power, but before he steps down,
I believe he must now be elated, and truly taking care of the
political conditions in China.
So the personnel arrangement in the 18th NPC
is currently going according to Hu’s wishes.
Jiang’s forces also utilized some media and forces they
controlled to release their messages, in order to demean Hu."
In this context, the 18th NPC is resolving all issues during
the past 20 years between Hu and Jiang, said Ren Baiming.
Ren Baiming: “Before the 18th NPC, the forces of Hu and
Jiang have changed fundamentally.
Firstly, Jiang was dying and could not take care of any issues;
secondly, Jiang’s chosen successor, Bo Xilai, was removed
due to the Wang Lijun incident and the disclosure of Jiang’s
inside stories; thirdly, the second Central Committee,
the Political and Legal Committee system controlled by Zhou
Yongkang, which was fostered by Jiang, is also losing power."
Zhang Jian, researcher on China’s social issues,
pointed out that
the real purpose of the media’s “spreading rumors"is to warn
Hu Jintao that he cannot use his own will to decide the successor.
Zhang Jian also believes that it reveals that power struggles
among the various interest groups have yet to reach a balance.
On the personnel arrangements of the 18th NPC,
some gain benefits, and some worry, said Zhang Jian.
The worried ones are not only concerned about
losing their own interests,
but are also worried about removal by political opponents.
So they are desperately trying to keep the positions they want.
Zhang Jian: “The removal is simple. You could be kicked out
in the name of anti-corruption or in various ways.
But if they were kicked out, the related vital interests
are very profound, so this faction will be dissatisfied."
Recently, Hong Kong media commented in an article that
when Deng Xiaoping retired, he appointed Hu Jintao,
the 4th generation of leadership, to take over Jiang Zemin,
the 3rd generation of leadership.
When Jiang Zemin retired, he appointed Xi Jinping,
the 5th generation leadership, to be Hu Jintao’s successor.
The article said that in this way, Hu Jintao will
appoint Hu Chunhua, to be Xi’s successor.
Political commentator Wang Beiji said,
Hu Jintao is going to step down.
He also hopes to extend his own power. However,
this practice is contrary to the world’s political civilization.
Political commentator Wang Beiji: “The world political
civilization has developed to a very simple state.
Powers always come from the voters, from the ballot,
from the people.
The people can take it back at any time. So in the end,
it’s the people’s will that decides major political issues.
On this point, the political civilization in China has a gap
with that in the rest of the world."
Wang Beiji said the CCP regime is opaque on information,
thus giving opportunity to gossip.
It also demonstrates the extreme backwardness of
China’s political civilization.