Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Words from the future president

The Chinese news agency Xinhua begins to introduce China's next president by highlighting a recent speech where he said all the right things.

Xi Jinping stresses training of "new brooms"
Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed the training of newly inaugurated officials during this year's local leadership reshuffling.

Xi Jinping (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also president of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, talks with some students of the school at a symposium in Beijing, China, Nov. 23, 2011.

As officials at local levels were reorganized this year, a number of new leaders took office. It's imperative to build their leadership capacity as well as to make them excellent Party members, Xi… said…

Xi also stressed that personal integrity is the most important criterion for selecting officials, and those who always hold on to their principles and never shy away from duties are preferred.

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