(September 14, 2012, New York) As reported by Bhaskar Roy in News Track India, the appearance of China's presumptive leader Vice President Xi Jinping in the state media Sep 15 relieved the tension among many in China and abroad. It meant the consensus on the leadership transition at the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still holds to a large extent barring something unexpected. Golden Networking's China Leaders Forum 2012, "Political and Economic Challenges for Xi Jinping, China's President-in-waiting", October 2nd, New York City, forum that will examine the political and economic challenges facing China nowadays and the long-term opportunities that will be created in the world's largest economy by 2016.
Contrary to democratic systems, Chinese do look over their shoulders all the time to see who is about to stab him in the back. Hence Xi's absence from the spotlight created confusion, raised questions, and rumour mills had a field day. This was disturbing for the top authorities. The transition of power to the fifth generation of leadership was expected to be smooth. They are the inheritors of China in a global world. But the transition process saw some hiccups with very high level scandals.
The top leadership is not one on economic policies, foreign policies and ideology. Xi and Hu belong to competitive camps, especially on domestic economic policies and politics. In the upcoming leadership, XI is expected to have greater say, since Hu's protege Li Keqiang had to be satisfied with the port of premier in the next leadership.
China's external interlocutors have a fair idea of Xi's policy agenda though he has been very careful not to openly give access to his mind. The concern in China and outside still remains how healthy Xi is. This is where the fragility of the Chinese system lies. Xi would eventually head the party, the state and the military. And they are confused about what to do if Xi had to withdraw from public life.
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