BEIJING (Reuters) – Cagey, colorless and controlled, China’s next generation of Communist Party leaders presented themselves to the world on Thursday, ending months of speculation about the backroom politicking for heading the world’s most populous nation. Xi Jinping, who took … Continue reading
BEIJING (Reuters) – However ploddingly China’s new leaders might like to reform the world’s second-largest economy and the way they govern, pressures set to build over the next decade will likely force great change upon them. President-in-waiting Xi Jinping and … Continue reading
The GuardianChina unveils new faces but old policies as Xi takes over party and militaryThe GuardianChina unveiled its new leader on Thursday as Xi Jinping gained control of both the Communist party and the military for the next decade, with … Continue reading
Economic TimesChina: The thin red lineFinancial TimesThe faces of the seven ageing men in dark suits were new, but the script they followed as they walked stiffly on to the stage in the Great Hall of the People was little … Continue reading
The 59-year-old military chief, officially unveiled as China's new president today, has pledged to make the country "stronger and more powerful."