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Liu Qi Out of Provincial Party Committee Embarrasses Jiang Faction

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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews After Beijing Municipal Party Congress elected Guo Jinlong (mayor of Beijing) Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China on Tuesday, 31 Provincial Party Committee general elections that took place over the past 9 months have concluded. Reshuffling of the high ranking CCP officials is of particular concern. It is suspected that even the upcoming Beidaihe meeting will not solve the surviving crisis the CCP is facing. The following is our report. The 3rd July concluded the CCP Provincial Party general election over the past 9 months. Liaoning took the lead in mid-October last year, Beijing Municipal the last, a total of 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities underwent Provincial Party Committee general election. Guo Jinlong, replacing Liu Qi, became the new Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee. Commentator Lin Zixu told NTD that Liu Qi is the only one failed to be re-elected among the 31 provincial party committee elections. Although it can be understood as this being an age issue, the 30 to 1 ratio has indeed embarrassed both Liu Qi and the Bloody Debt Gang. Lin Zixu: "In fact, Liu Qi's dismissal was inevitable. Despite the past and taking the recent Wang Lijun incident as an example, Liu Qi stood by Zhou Yongkang and opposed Hu and Wen. There is no way Hu and Wen would tolerate such a person to control the capital. The Beijing municipal congress was originally scheduled in May, but delayed for two months. The fierce struggle within the CCP is evident. Hu and Wen were determined to remove Liu Qi." The general election before the 18th National Congress has drawn attention and caused intense responses. Commentator Xing Tianxin explains why. Commentator Xing Tianxin: "The issues are that after Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun made news headlines, the intense infighting was exposed, along with Jiang's faction purposely exposing information, whether or not the power transfer will go smoothly during the 18th National Congress, people are trying to get a hint from the general election. That's the reason why the general election has become a hot topic. People want to know who has the power, the Jiang faction or the Hu faction." Commentator Ren Baiming, however, believes the provincial elections signify one critical point; that is "the Secretary of Politics and Law Commission (PLC) will no longer serve the Politburo Standing Committee." Commentator Ren Baiming: "Instead, the provincial Standing Committee will serve as the Secretary of the PLC. Therefore, the Secretary of PLC will no longer exist as an independent post, and does not hold a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. Many Public Security Bureau Chiefs will no longer concurrently hold positions on the Politics and Law Committee. This separation of power from the Politics and Law Committee weakens the power of the PLC." It is understood that the CCP leadership will be finalized in the Beidaihe meeting. Among the 25 Politburo members, at least 15 of them are new faces, and two of them may become strong competitors for CCP leadership in five years time. Political critic Heng He: "The Beidaihe meeting is the key. Historically, the Beidaihe meeting is when the power allocation among factions of the CCP circle will take place." The Diplomat magazine published an article on 28th June and stated, "Political patronage at the top in the leadership transition process can only produce a fragile coalition, cobbled together through bargaining and horse-trading. Key appointments are made not based on individual competence or proven record, but on personal loyalty and considerations of how such appointments can help balance the distribution of power among factions." Heng He: "It imposes three meanings: firstly, the provincial level election will not affect the layout of the 18th National Congress; secondly,...