Hu Jintao (Modern World Leaders) by Daniel K Davis

By Daniel K Davis

While Hu Jintao grew to become president of China in 2003, little or no was once recognized approximately this enigmatic guy. This biography is helping resolve the secret surrounding Jintao via exploring his upward push from humble engineering scholar to strong chief of the world's such a lot populous kingdom, and discussing what his rule ability to the way forward for China and the area.

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His motivation was to pave the way for a smooth transition from one generation to the next and thereby avoid the infighting and backstabbing that had marked earlier successions, his own included. One way he hoped to achieve this was by taking away the power of the general secretary/chairman to name his own successor. He thus wanted to select one Politburo Standing 38 the fourth generation Committee member at the fourteenth National Party Congress who was under 50 years old to be the core of the Fourth Generation.

Several Jiang allies were appointed to the new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee, including Zeng Qinghong. Hu was the only returning member of the committee. As a nod to Jiang’s legacy, the Congress also made his theory of the Three Represents one of the guiding principles of the CPC, equally as important as Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, and Deng Xiaoping Theory, according to the People’s Daily. In an address Hu gave at the Congress as quoted by the People’s Daily, he promised that the CPC would put the Three Represents into practice.

He thus wanted to select one Politburo Standing 38 the fourth generation Committee member at the fourteenth National Party Congress who was under 50 years old to be the core of the Fourth Generation. In choosing Hu Jintao to be this person, Deng was setting him up to be Jiang’s successor. The Central Party School Hu at this point undoubtedly thought about what higher positions the future might hold for him, but he was given other duties to attend to in the meantime. In 1992, he was made a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee in charge of personnel.

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