April 20, 2012 — China’s once-in-a-decade leadership contest will see seven of nine members of the ruling Politburo Standing Committee replaced, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. The Standing Committee wields power over a fifth of humanity. Questions on the internal workings of the Communist Party of China have become the focus of international attention, following the sacking of Bo Xilai – the charismatic Party Chief and Politburo Member of Chongqing City. Graphic shows rivals fighting for a place on the Standing Committee.
الصين: شخصيات الصراع على السلطة China’s once-in-a-decade leadership contest