At the annual meeting of the National People's Congress in March 2008, he was elected as the country's Vice-President. Sino-Asiatica: Papers dedicated to Professor Liu Ts'un-yan on the occasion of his eighty-fifth birthday. Naughton and Dali Yang New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004 , p. Different from their predecessors, the fifth generation had closer exchanges with academia. The Hong Kong issue could be the next critical test for Xi after the Olympics. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Cultures.
Increasing collective leadership has at least two implications for Xi. The Nanxun belongs to Deng, just as the 1911 revolution belongs to Sun Yat-sen and the communist revolution to Mao Zedong. Despite Xi's absence, his wife Peng Liyuan, a famous folk singer in the country and his sixteen-year-old daughter Xi Mingze, both went to Sichuan Province after the quake to participate in the disaster relief work. As for the fourth generation, Hu Jintao, who once served as a political tutor at Tsinghua University during Mao's Cultural Revolution, tends to follow the current political guidelines with only minor adjustments and is loathe to taking politically-innovative actions. There are no guarantees that Xi will step into Hu Jintao's shoes in 2012, and he has to pass many tests when being involved in state affairs, especially diplomatic activities. North Korea and Mongolia are neighbouring countries relating to China's security concern, while the other three oil-rich West Asian countries are of increasing importance to China against the backdrop of international oil price hikes.
Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics. China: Two Decades of Reform and Change. Singapore: National University of Singapore. The Nanxun belongs to Deng, just as the 1911 revolution belongs to Sun Yat-sen and the communist revolution to Mao Zedong. And will China be able to maintain high growth even as it goes through this period of power transition? The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization. The lines of accountability run in both directions, turning a hierarchical relationship into one of 'reciprocal accountability.
Divided China: Preparing for Reunification, 883—947. About half of the new members were new faces. The Iraq War and Its Consequences: Thoughts of Nobel Peace Laureates and Eminent Scholars. Conclusion With a special background and unique experiences, Xi's rise as potential paramount leader provides some hints for analysis of current Chinese elite politics. His earlier works in the United States, including the PhD thesis in Princeton and post-doctoral research at Harvard, dealt with China's central-local relations and state-society interactions in Chinese nationalism. Later, he studied at , in the between 1990 and 1995 and obtained PhD in in 1995. This is a ; the is.
Nation-building: Five Southeast Asian Histories. By that time, his heir-apparent status was institutionally confirmed. All the five nations he visited, namely North Korea, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen are very friendly and strategically important to China. Princelings as a whole may not be united closely enough to form a political faction due to their diversified interest, but their impact upon China's politics and economy has always been strong and should not be ignored. In these commentaries he consistently argues for gradual reforms in China's social, economic and political lives. China and Southeast Asia: Myths, Threats, and Culture. First he has to perform in certain areas to outrun his peers and justify his candidacy.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. Xi helped console the national sadness over the injury of Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang who had won China's first gold medal in a men's track and field event in the 2004 Olympics but was unable to compete in the 110-metre hurdles in Beijing. In Ng, Chin Keong; Wang, Gungwu. First, his princeling background shows that family connections are still extremely important for political careers in China due to the top-down official-selection systems. In the context of succession politics, factional politics is becoming increasingly important in the post-Deng era. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press. Strategy: Global Forces 2007 Proceedings.
Xi Jinping is on a similar path. Chinese Studies of the Malay World: A Revaluation of a Scholarly Tradition. While factions support their leaders, their leaders have to take care of factional interests. Most of them tended to accept orthodox communist teachings and were sceptical or even hostile towards liberal ideas from the western world. Asian Migrants and Education in Immigrant Societies. Although there was fair success in managing those crises, serious crises lie ahead.
Since late 90s, his research topics have included the impact of and on Chinese politics and government. The Inclusive Regionalist: A Festschrift dedicated to Jusuf Wanandi. He holds a PhD from the , 1957 for his thesis The structure of power in North China during the Five Dynasties. So, John Fitzgerald, Jianli Huang, James K. Through 1999 to 2002, however, he also served as Governor of Fujian Province, more than a thousand miles from Beijing. In this collection of articles, leading China scholars and experts analyze how the Nanxun has sparked off dynamic economic growth in China and drastically changed the political and social landscape of the country.
Zhongguo Zhili Pinglun China Governance Review. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies: 36—48. Ideas Won't Keep: The Struggle for China's Future. Rampant corruption has long been regarded by top Chinese leaders as one of the biggest threats to their ruling, so almost all officials caught in corruption cases find their political careers terminated there. History as Policy: Framing the Debate on the Future of Australia. The Rising China and Its Immigrant.