Chinese and Russian leadership; greatest threat of all

Four generals – Fang Fenghui, Zhang Yang, Zhao Keshi and Zhang Youxia –
were named to lead four key PLA departments: general staff, general political,
general logistics and general armaments.  http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasiaamerica/20121026/103992.shtml
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Chinese President Hu Jintao (7th L), also chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, poses for a group photo with the newly promoted People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals Liu Zhenqi (2nd R), the General Political Department vice director, Fan Changlong (1st R), the Jinan Military Area Command commander, Huang Xianzhong (1st L), the Shenyang Military Area Command political commissar and other senior officers at the PLA’s headquarters, August 1 Mansion, in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2008. Hu raised the rank of the three PLA senior officers to general during the ceremony on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin) 

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A combination picture shows the 10 main candidates sources said are vying for seven seats on China's ruling Communist Party party's next Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world's second-largest economy for the next five years. Top row from left to right: China's Vice President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang, Vice Premier Wang Qishan, and Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China. Bottom row from left to right: Zhang Gaoli, Secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee, Wang Yang, Party Secretary of the Guangdong Province, Liu Yandong, State Councillor of China, Liu Yunshan, member of China's Communist Party's leading Politburo and Yu Zhengsheng, Shanghai Party Secretary. REUTERS/Staff/Pool

A combination picture shows the 10 main candidates sources said are vying for seven seats on China’s ruling Communist Party party’s next Politburo Standing Committee, the peak decision-making body which will steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years. Top row from left to right: China’s Vice President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang, Vice Premier Wang Qishan, and Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China. Bottom row from left to right: Zhang Gaoli, Secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee, Wang Yang, Party Secretary of the Guangdong Province, Liu Yandong, State Councillor of China, Liu Yunshan, member of China’s Communist Party’s leading Politburo and Yu Zhengsheng, Shanghai Party Secretary.  http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/11/06/china-politics-xi-jinping-idINDEE8A500D20121106

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11-8-12    Xi Jinping
Reform credentials:
Considered a cautious reformer, having spent time in top positions in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, both at the forefront of China’s economic reforms.

Xi Jinping, 59, is China’s vice president and President Hu Jintao’s anointed successor. He will take over as Communist Party boss at the congress and then as head of state in March.

Xi belongs to the party’s “princeling” generation, the offspring of communist revolutionaries. His father, former vice premier Xi Zhongxun, fought alongside Mao Zedong in the Chinese civil war. Xi watched his father purged and later, during the Cultural Revolution, spent years in the hardscrabble countryside before making his way to university and then to power.

Married to a famous singer, Xi has crafted a low-key and sometimes blunt political style. He has complained that officials’ speeches and writings are clogged with party jargon and has demanded more plain speaking.

Xi went to work in the poor northwest Chinese countryside as a “sent-down youth” during the chaos of the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, and became a rural commune official. He went on to study chemical engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing and later gained a doctorate in Marxist theory from Tsinghua.

A native of the poor, inland province of Shaanxi, Xi was promoted to governor of southeastern Fujian province in 1999 and became party boss in neighbouring Zhejiang province in 2003.

In 2007, the tall, portly Xi secured the top job in China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, when his predecessor was caught up in a huge corruption case. Later that year he was promoted to the party’s standing committee.

Li Keqiang
Reform credentials:
Seen as another cautious reformer due to his relatively liberal university experiences.

Vice Premier Li Keqiang, 57, is the man tipped to be China’s next premier, taking over from Wen Jiabao.

His ascent will mark an extraordinary rise for a man who as a youth was sent to toil in the countryside during Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

He was born in Anhui province in 1955, son of a local rural official. Li worked on a commune that was one of the first places to quietly revive private bonuses in farming in the late 1970s.

By the time he left Anhui, Li was a Communist Party member and secretary of his production brigade.

He studied law at the elite Peking University, which was among the first Chinese schools to resume teaching law after the Cultural Revolution. He worked to master English and co-translated The Due Process of Law by Lord Denning, the famed English jurist.

In 1980, Li, then in the official student union, endorsed controversial campus elections. Party conservatives were aghast, but Li, already a prudent political player, stayed out of the controversial vote.

He climbed the party ranks and in 1983 joined the Communist Youth League’s central secretariat, headed then by Hu Jintao.

Li later served in challenging party chief posts in Liaoning, a frigid northeastern rustbelt province, and rural Henan province. He was named to the powerful nine-member standing committee in 2007.

Wang Qishan
Reform Credentials:
A financial reformer and problem solver with deep experience tackling tricky economic and political problems.

Wang Qishan, 64, is the most junior of four vice premiers and an ex-mayor of Beijing.

But he has a keen grasp of complex economic issues and is the only likely member of the Standing Committee to have been chief executive of a corporation, leading the state-owned China Construction Bank from 1994 to 1997.

As such, he may take a leading role in shaping economic policy, including trade and foreign investment.

Wang is an experienced negotiator who has led finance and trade negotiations as well as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue with the United States. He is a favourite of foreign investors and has long been seen as a problem solver, sorting out a debt crisis in Guangdong province where he was vice governor in the late 1990s and replacing the sacked Beijing mayor after a cover-up of the deadly SARS virus in 2003.

Wang is also a princeling, son-in-law of a former vice premier and ex-standing committee member, Yao Yilin. His possible portfolio could be chairman of the National People’s Congress (China’s rubber-stamp parliament), head of parliament’s advisory body, executive vice premier (responsible for economic issues) or the party’s top anti-corruption official.

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Liu Yunshan
Reform credentials:
A conservative who has kept domestic media on a tight leash.

 Liu Yunshan, 65, may take over the propaganda and ideology portfolio for the Standing Committee.

He has a background in media, once working as a reporter for state-run news agency Xinhua in Inner Mongolia, where he later served in party and propaganda roles before shifting to Beijing.

As minister of the party’s Propaganda Department since 2002, Liu has also sought to control China’s Internet, which has more than 500 million users. He has been a member of the wider Politburo for two five-year terms ending this year.

Liu has not worked directly for the Communist Youth League, but is aligned to it through his lengthy career in an inland, poor province, long ties to the party’s propaganda system and close relationship with Hu Jintao.

Li Yuanchao
Reform Credentials:
A reformer who has courted foreign investment and studied in the United States.

Li Yuanchao , 61, oversees the appointment of senior party, government, military and state-owned enterprise officials as head of the party’s powerful organisation department. On the Standing Committee, he could head the fight against corruption.

 Li, whose father was a vice-mayor of Shanghai, has risen far since his parents were persecuted and he was a humble farm hand during the Cultural Revolution.

Politically astute, Li can navigate between interest groups, from Hu’s Youth League power base to the princelings.

As party chief in his native province, Jiangsu, from 2002 to 2007, Li oversaw a rapid rise in personal incomes and economic development, attracting foreign investment from global industrial leaders such as Ford, Samsung and Caterpillar.

He earned mathematics and economics degrees from two of China’s best universities and a doctorate in law. He also spent time at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the United States.

Zhang Dejiang
Reform credentials:
A conservative trained in North Korea.

Zhang Dejiang attends the Chongqing municipality’s communist party Congress in Chongqing municipality. Reuters file photo

Zhang Dejiang, 65, saw his chances of promotion boosted this year when he was chosen to replace disgraced politician Bo Xilai as Chongqing party boss. He also serves as vice premier in charge of industry, though his record has been tarnished by the downfall of the railway minister last year for corruption.

Zhang is close to former president Jiang Zemin who still wields some influence. He studied economics at Kim Il-sung University in North Korea and is a native of northeast China.

On his watch as party chief of Guangdong, the southern province maintained its position as a powerhouse of China’s economic growth, even as it struggled with energy shortages, corruption-fuelled unrest and the 2003 SARS epidemic.

Zhang Gaoli
Reform credentials:
A financial reformer with experience in more developed parts of China.

 Zhang Gaoli, 65, party chief of the northern port city of Tianjin and a Politburo member since 2007, is seen as a Jiang Zemin ally but also acceptable to President Hu, who has visited Tianjin three times since 2008. Zhang is an advocate of greater foreign investment and he introduced financial reforms in a bid to turn the city into a financial centre in northern China.

He was sent to clean up Tianjin, which was hit by a string of corruption scandals implicating his predecessor and the former top adviser to the city’s lawmaking body. The adviser committed suicide shortly after Zhang’s arrival.

A native of southeastern Fujian province, Zhang trained as an economist. He also served as party chief and governor of eastern Shandong province and as Guangdong vice governor.

Zhang is low-key with a down-to-earth work style, and not much is known about his specific interests and aspirations. But with his leadership experience in more economically advanced cities and provinces, including party secretary of the showcase manufacturing and export-driven city of Shenzhen, he could be named executive vice premier.

Wang Yang
Reform credentials:
Seen by many in the West as a beacon of political reform.

Wang Yang attends the opening ceremony of the CPPCC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters file photo

Wang Yang, 57, is party chief of the export dependent economic hub of Guangdong province. He was not included in a list of preferred Standing Committee candidates drawn up by Xi, Hu and Hu’s predecessor, Jiang Zemin, according to sources close to the leadership, but is firmly in the running.

Born into a poor rural family in eastern Anhui province, Wang dropped out of high school and went to work in a food factory at age 17 to help support his family after his father died. These experiences may have shaped his desire for more socially inclusive policies, including his “Happy Guangdong” model of development designed to improve quality of life.

Concerned about the social impact of three decades of blistering development, he lobbied for social and political reform. However, this approach has drawn criticism from party conservatives and Wang has more recently adopted the party’s more familiar method of control and punishment to keep order.

Yu Zhengsheng
Reform credentials:
Relatively low-key but considered a cautious reformer.

 Yu Zhengsheng, 67, is party boss in China’s financial hub and most cosmopolitan city, Shanghai.

His impeccable Communist pedigree made him a rising star in the mid-1980s until his brother, an intelligence official, defected to the United States. His close ties with Deng Pufang, the eldest son of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, spared him the full political repercussions but he was taken off the fast track.

Yu bided his time in ministerial ranks until bouncing back, joining the Politburo in 2002. However, the princeling’s age would require him to retire in 2017 after one term.

Liu Yandong
Reform credentials: Uncertain.

Liu Yandong, who turns 67 this month, is the only woman given a serious chance to join the Standing Committee but is considered a dark horse. She is a princeling also tied to President Hu’s Youth League faction.

If promoted, she could head up parliament’s advisory body, but her age would also force her to retire after only one term.

Her bigger challenge is that no woman has made it into the Standing Committee since 1949. Not even Jiang Qing, the widow of late Chairman Mao Zedong, made it that far.

Liu, daughter of a former vice-minister of agriculture, is currently the only woman in the 25-member Politburo, a minority in China’s male-dominated political culture. She has been on the wider Politburo since 2007 as one of five state councillors, a rank senior to a cabinet minister but junior to a vice-premier.

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The CCP Central Military Commission Membership (November 2012) Chairman Xi Jinping CCP General Secretary Vice Chairman General Fan Changlong Former Commander of the Jinan Military Region Vice Chairman Air Force General Xu Qiliang Former Commander of the PLA Air Force General Chang Wanquan Minister of National Defense General Zhang Youxia Director of the General Armament Department General Fang Fenghui Director of the General Staff Department General Zhang Yang Director of the General Political Department General Zhao Keshi Director of the General Logistics Department Air Force General Ma Xiaotian Commander of the PLA Air Force Admiral Wu Shengli Commander of the PLA Navy General Wei Fenghe Commander of the Second Artillery  http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Guide_to_the_CMC_2012_02.pdf

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Meng Jianzhu 孟建柱

Meng Jianzhu

  • Born 1947
  • State councilor (2008–present)
  • Minister of Public Security (2007–present)
  • Full member of the Central Committee of the CCP (2002–present)  http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/china/top-future-leaders/meng_jianzhu
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  • http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1496586/indian-warship-captain-refuses-chinese-admirals-request-view  Image result for chinese high military command-Wu Shengli, c-in-c pla navy
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  • 7-13-14    Xi, who chairs the Central Military Commission (CMC), promoted four lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday.

    They were the two top chiefs of the Shenyang military area command – commander Wang Jiaocheng and political commissar Chu Yimin – deputy chief of the PLA general staff Qi Jianguo , and the political commissar of the Guangzhou military area command, Wei Liang

    All four have backgrounds in the Nanjing military area command, which oversees security for southern and southeastern cities, and the Taiwan Strait.  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552971/latest-pla-promotions-show-xi-jinping-bent-overhaul-analysts-say

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שליט צפון קוריאה קים ג'ונג און עם קצינים בכירים (צילום: רויטרס)

Kim Jong-un with military leaders (Photo: Reuters)

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My recommendation to all, since it is the greatest threat of all, is to move with an understanding of who is in the military of the Far East, of the former Soviet Union, to know what is being done, to study what is happening.  And we would appreciate having that information given to those souls in the United States and around the world.  It is far and away the most important assignment to stop all alien powers who have hatred and anger against the United States, to stop them from waging war upon this continent, to stop them from causing nuclear attacks against this very soil. This of course is utmost in importance.     -Sanat Kumara:  12-31-1996 via Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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According to GRU defector Kalanbe,[citation needed] “Though most Americans do not realize it, America is penetrated by Russian military intelligence to the extent that arms caches lie in wait for use by Russian special forces.” He also described a possibility that compact tactical nuclear weapons known as “suitcase bombs” are hidden in the US[10][11] and noted that “the most sensitive activity of the GRU is gathering intelligence on American leaders, and there is only one purpose for this intelligence: targeting information for spetsnaz (special forces) assassination squads [in the event of war].” The American leaders will be easily assassinated using the “suitcase bombs,” according to Lunev.[10] GRU is “one of the primary instructors of terrorists worldwide” according to Lunev,[10] the other being the CIA. Terrorist Shamil Basayev reportedly worked for this organization.[12][13][14]     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Intelligence_Directorate_(Russia)

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12-12-14

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Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, November 24, 2014. ALEXEI DRUZHININ/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN/REUTER
Russia Military Alliance Map
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11-21-12

Xu Qiliang (R), vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, meets with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 21, 2012. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

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