Xi Jinping’s power concentration in the Chinese Communist party is clear. The party’s general committee has wrapped up the sixth plenary session under Xi. Xi, who also serves as China’s President, mentioned a phrase “the Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core” for the first time. The term core is applied to a party leader who is regarded as having an “exceptional Presence”. Baring Hu Jintao, the former general secretary, the usage of word was reserved to Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong and Jiang Zemin, the former General Secretary.
The Xi administration
The Xi administration on next autumn would enter its second term at the part congress. It will see a major change in the line-up of the party leadership. To grab the personnel affairs initiative Xi is likely to position himself at the level of Mao and past leaders.
The party in the plenary session also decided on the rules which are to be used as guidelines for party member’s political activities. It placed a priority on discipline tightening of elite senior executive including the members of the party’s Central Committee, Central Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee.
Xi is clear to continue use of his anti-corruption campaign which will help him in maintaining his administration’s inward developing force.
Crackdown on prominent figures
After the crackdown on the prominent figures which drew huge amount of attention from people has slowed down. Xi has possibly decided to use his anti-corruption campaign as a political show to win people support for his administration.
Having solidified his position in the party Xi is probably worried about rising discontent among the general public over the slowing of economy.
Several hundreds of veterans had gathered in mid-October at the central Beijing building to protest. To seek better treatment, such as reemployment and a pension allowance veterans had also staged protest at various other locations across the country. However the protest in Beijing was of a small scale with protesters concerned about plan of Xi to reduce military personnel.