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China: Hu Jintao public expulsion

Brussels 22.10.2022 Chinese former party leader Hu Jintao has been led out of the closing ceremony of the Communist Party Congress.

The frail-looking 79-year-old was sitting beside incumbent President Xi Jinping when he was approached and led away by officials. No explanation to public was given so far.

Concluding the week-long congress, the CPP is expected to confirm Xi Jinping, 69, for a historic third term.

The event, held in Beijing every five years, cemented his position as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.

Hu Jintao, who held the presidency between 2003 and 2013, was on stage when two officials approached him. He said something to Xi Jinping, who nodded back.

Then the former leader Hu was escorted out of the Great Hall of the People. The Commentators suggested this is the beginning of the Communist purge, persecuting all members, who opposed the historic President Xi third term.

Earlier on Saturday, October 22, a new Central Committee (205) senior party officials was elected. Delegates endorsed amendments to the party’s constitution in agreement with Chairman Xi’s ideas as guiding principles for China’s future.

Chairman Xi his opening speech at the Congress last Sunday, he hailed the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong as a move from “chaos to governance”. He also reaffirmed China’s right to use force to seize the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

Xi Jinping currently assembles the positions of General secretary of the Communist Party, President and Commander of the armed forces, plus he is also referred to as Paramount or Supreme leader.

China: commitment to Taiwan reunification

Brussels 16.10.2022 Chinese leader Xi Jinping hailed Sunday, October 16, what he views as the Communist Party’s achievements during his decade at the helm and reiterated Beijing’s commitment to reunification with Taiwan, while he gave the opening address at the party’s much awaited congress.

Chariman Xi, who is set to secure an unprecedented third five-year term as general secretary at the nation’s most important political event, lauded the party’s “historic achievements” such as poverty reduction and stressed that it will “unswervingly advance the cause of national reunification” with Taiwan.

“We will never promise to renounce the use of force, and we reserve the option of taking all measures necessary,” Xi said on Taiwan, a self-ruled island that Beijing regards as a part of China, adding his remarks are directed at “interference by outside forces and the few separatists” seeking the island’s independence.

He urged all the 96.7 million party members to strive in unity to build “a great modern socialist country” and “accelerate efforts to foster a new pattern of development” as he delivered his speech for nearly two hours at the opening session of the weeklong congress convened at the Great Hall of the People.

Xi also called for a rapid elevation for “our people’s armed forces to world-class standards” with the People’s Liberation Army marking the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2027.

Regarding Taiwan, Chairman Xi warned against any interference by the United States or other countries amid heightened cross-strait tensions following U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island in early August.

“In response to separatist activities aimed at ‘Taiwan independence’ and gross provocations of external interference in Taiwan affairs, we have resolutely fought against separatism and countered interference, demonstrating our resolve and ability to safeguard China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.

A rift between Beijing and Washington has been deepening with China fiercely reacting to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit by carrying out large-scale military drills around the island.

In the speech, Xi also defended China’s radical “zero-COVID” policy to stem coronavirus infections, saying the country launched an “all-out people’s war” against the epidemic and succeeded in protecting lives “to the greatest extent possible.”

China prepares party Congress

Brussels 09.10.2022 China’s Communist Party opened Sunday, October 9, a meeting of senior members who will make final arrangements for its twice-a-decade congress where leader Xi Jinping is expected to secure an unprecedented third five-year term as party general secretary.(Image: illustration)

The VII plenary session of the ruling party’s XIX-th Central Committee, which is expected to run for around four days, will discuss a draft work report to be delivered by Xi at the Congress, due to start October 16, and finalise plans for China’s top leadership for the next five years.