China's Xi praises Hu for voluntarily giving up power

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SpockV wrote:

If this turns out to be really true, Hu will be
remembered like George Washington in the US. Hope
he doesn’t rule from behind the curtains.

Nov 17, 2012 2:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DeanMJackson wrote:

The caption reads, “China’s Xi praises Hu for voluntarily giving up power”

The tile “Chairman” of the Chinese Communist Party is ceremonial at best, a front man; it has no intrinsic authority. The true power is the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The Central Committee also picks the President. If a Chairman of the CPC “overstays” his designated tenure, that means the Central Committee wants the West to think their are disagreements within the CPC. Nothing more.

Since there are no free elections within Communist nations, never would there be a governmental system set up that gave supreme power to one individual. Communist nations in the past and present have certainly orchestrated events that gave outside observers the impression that individual presidents hold all the power. Of course, Western governments see through these games Communist nations play, pretending they believe the games for political/economic reasons.

Nov 17, 2012 10:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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