China’s next president and Communist Party general secretary from 2012, Xi Jinping, Is “extremely ambitious”, a “real elitist determined from its youth to a political career, pragmatic, no” ideological reasons “or” corrupt “and familiar with the West and passionate Buddhist martial arts.
his is the portrait of future of the planet’s most powerful man collected in an office of 11 pages of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, according to the testimony outlined by an old friend of Xi which protects the cable under the alias Professor. U.S. diplomats held numerous discussions with Professor between 2007 and 2009.
A “prince” of the regime
Xi Jinping, currently vice president of China and member of the Politburo Standing Committee, was born in 1953 and belongs to the so-called “princes” of the regime, the children of the first generation of revolutionaries who, as noted by Professor, are convinced to be the “rightful heirs” of the accomplishments of their parents and therefore “deserve to govern China.”
Xi Professor and grew up in the privileged environment of Beijing stems reserved for the scheme and were friends for 15 years (1972-1987). Despite communist rhetoric about the “classless society”, the source of the American Embassy notes that both were living in “the minisociedad based on strict class division ever built.” Everything was determined by “the status of each class within the party” from kindergarten to the store where purchased through the car could have. All those “benefits” were set by the range of parents in the game and everything went to hell for overnight in the sixties with the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution.
The parents were imprisoned for counterrevolutionary and was not rehabilitated until 1978 with the coming to power of Deng Xiaoping. Professor Xi that he and returned to Beijing as a “fugitive”, but their lives took very different directions. As he and his friends decided to “waste time having fun, having affairs, drinking, watching movies and reading Western literature, Xi” chose to survive by becoming more red than red. ” Xi decided to join the Communist Party in 1974, his father while still in prison.
A kind “generous and fair”
His first academic degree was not really such, as Professor, and he graduated after three years of applied Marxism. He later became an officer in the Army – “was in uniform every day” – and began to draw a careful plan to move up the party hierarchy. Xi said the Professor was always “extremely ambitious” and “clear his goal was” very early. Thus, in a very calculated operation, asked to be allocated in 1982 outside Beijing. As he told the professor then go to the provinces was the “only way to get to central power.” It is clear that he succeeded. Xi became governor of the province of Fujian in 2000, party secretary of Zhejiang province in 2002. He held the same office in Shanghai in 2007 and was elected vice president in 2008.
Despite being a calculating, says Prof. Xi was “not cool” but a “nice guy, generous and loyal, who does not care at all the money but” could be corrupted by power. “
The professor believes the origins Xi elitists make it impossible to be a ‘true member’ of the group’s current president Hu Jintao. The children of the first generation of revolutionaries, the princes and Xi, referred disparagingly to the other party leaders without pedigree himself Hu or Premier Wen Jiabao as the “children of shopkeepers.”
The source of the American legation in Beijing claims that Xi is aware of the extent of Corruption in China and he hates the culture of the new rich. He adds that if it becomes general secretary of the party, as provided in 2012, “probably shortcut aggressively these evils, perhaps at the expense of the new moneyed class.
Xi Jinping knows the Western mind. His sister lives in Canada, his brother went to Hong Kong when it was still under British rule and his former wife lives in England. He has also visited the United States, according to Professor, “has no ambition to face” on Washington.
Xi’s consecration as a future president of China is taken for sure but can not be considered “inevitable” as prevent some U.S. diplomatic sources in Beijing. These contacts indicate that his role as vice president is “useless” and recall that the only transition of power in the party’s history made in accordance with a plan was over from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao in 2002.
The CCP, a firm of personal interests
L. Q. – A large company where managers compete to defend their personal interests and in which the last word is one that has more action. Here’s how the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo in accordance with the contacts U.S. Embassy in Beijing with access to the highest circles of power in China.
Various sources agree protected compare to President Hu Jintao Meets with the CEO of a large company. “Hu has the majority of the shares and therefore their opinions have more weight,” they say. The Politburo decision, report, taken by “consensus”, although its members “may exercise the right of veto” and there are times they are submitted to a vote. But it is usual to establish a discussion until a consensus is reached. The Politburo, a source said sarcastically, “is the most democratic in the world.”
Some important political issues as the relationship with Taiwan and North Korea are decided by the full 25-member Politburo, but others are the responsibility of the Standing Committee of that body, composed of only nine people.
Another source protected notes with names and who these senior executives of Chinese power and how defend specific interests: former Prime Minister Li Peng and his family control the electricity sector, the security czar and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, Zhou Yongkang, and its partners dominate the oil, the family of Chen Yun, a former Communist leader Mao’s time, the banking sector Quinglin Jia, chairman of Parliament’s Political Consultative Conference, controls the real estate sector in Beijing, the Hu’s son runs the website sina.com, one of the most important, and the wife of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, the precious stones. The source adds that the Chinese leadership has divided the “economic pie” of the country and there is nothing resembling a “reformist wing.”
Other contact the U.S. Embassy maintains that the main motivation of the CPC leadership is the need to protect yourself and your family from further attacks once they leave power. For this reason, cultivating leaders protected to defend their interests once they have retired. “It’s natural,” he told his American partners, “that someone like Xi Jinping, who has never had enemies and promoted by Jiang Zemin, former Party leader Jiang ensure that it will not be harassed or that his corrupt son not be stopped. ” The source says that this constellation of interests promotes the policies of “growth first” against the reforms.