BEIJING - Disgraced Chinese official Sun Zhengcai is among those who rigged a vote-based promotion system that China's Communist Party had relied on in the past to select its top leaders, reported Xinhua news agency.
After China's new top leadership team was unveiled on Wednesday, a beaming President Xi Jinping urged local and foreign journalists to "look closer" at China and report without flattery or embellishment, quoting even a Yuan dynasty poet for effect.
In a sign of his confidence in his consolidation of power, President Xi Jinping named two non-allies to the Politburo Standing Committee.
The party boss of Guangdong province, China's economic powerhouse, has been replaced by a protege of President Xi Jinping, in one of the first of several reshuffles. Mr Hu Chunhua, 54, who had been seen as a potential successor to Mr Xi until in recent months, has been replaced by Mr Li Xi, the party boss of Liaoning province.
By having his political thoughts written into the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) charter, President Xi Jinping has gained a lot more power, and this will allow him to get the party into line.
BEIJING - Rising political star Zhao Leji has become China's next anti-corruption czar after he was elected head of the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party's top anti-graft watchdog.
China re-named Liu He, one of President Xi Jinping's closest financial and economic advisers, to the Communist Party's Central Committee, a signal the country's leaders aren't looking to make significant changes to economic policy as they begin a new five-year term.
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Days after taking over as China's leader in 2012, Xi Jinping led other top Communist Party officials to Beijing's National Museum to visit an exhibit on party history entitled "The Road to Rejuvenation".
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The ruling Communist Party's flagship newspaper on Thursday (Oct 26) provided more evidence that President Xi Jinping should be regarded as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after this week's party congress.