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What Is the Future of Xi Jinping's "Zhejiang Model"?

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Follow us on TWITTER: Like us on FACEBOOK: Xi Jinping is considered to become successor of Hu Jintao. Xi Jinping is Vice-President and the member of Politburo Standing Committee, and has always had a low profile. Many people are optimistic towards his political career, especially the "Zhejiang Model" that he has created. Some media outlets have even analyzed that the "Zhejiang Model" will be the direction for his future policy. Economists think that under the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) system, however, the question remains of whether a good model can be implemented. Following Xi Jinping's selection as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, many people suspected the CCP Central Committee had decided Xi will become the next General Secretary of CCP. According to the CCP process, Xi Jinping will succeed Hu Jintao to become General Secretary during the 18th National Congress, which will take place this autumn. He will then become the President in the National People's Congress (NPC), which will be held next March. Hong Kong-based magazine "Open" reported on the situation. In addition to Wang Yang's "Guangdong Model", and recently ousted Bo Xilai's "Chongqing Model", there is another model. This model is called the "Zhejiang Model", which was created by Xi Jinping during his tenure in Zhejiang province. The report states the "Zhejiang Model" might become the future policy direction of Xi Jinping. The report said that in "Zhejiang Model", the government will serve the people more, and interfere with the people less. Society will move towards a model of "small government, big society". In official propaganda, the so-called "Zhejiang Model" develops a system in which the "state supports a small and medium-sized private enterprise"-based economy. Xie Tian, a professor at the Aiken School of Business, University of South Carolina U.S. commented. In China over the past 30 years, small and medium-sized companies tried to grow. They were always restricted by state-owned enterprises. Xie Tian: "Because the CCP controls the main resources and enterprises, including transportation, electricity and banking. All the most important enterprises are controlled by the CCP. But small and medium-sized companies have to face the financial services, the telecommunications services and transportation services. They are restricted." Xie Tian said that in China, state-owned enterprises enjoy different services in comparison with private enterprises. This includes financing, political policies, taxes etc. There are inequalities in all these areas. It's reported that when Xi Jinping was in office in Fujian Province, he gave special positioning to the government. Xi thought the government could only play a limited role, meaning it must do some things, and not do other things. In positioning itself to accurately focus energy on the things that it should do, it should place the things that it should not control in the hands of society, granting power to companies. Xie Tian: "Under the CCP dictatorship, there's no hope, even with a better model. It looks good, but it remains a question whether it can be implemented, and whether it can be put into action. Under the CCP regime, I have the biggest doubt of whether it can be implemented." Two years ago, Wikileaks disclosed a secret U.S. message. It said Xi Jinping is a "good person", who is not greedy for money, not corrupt or sexually deviant. Hong Kong's "Open" magazine quoted a Beijing source, which compared him with Hu Jintao. Xi Jinping should be more accountable. He may use less iron-fisted repression on dissidents. Xie Tian: "For CCP's leaders, they may have wishes for a better future before they are on board. But the CCP is a very evil organization. Once a person takes the position of leader, he knows his power is from the whole CCP system. It is the CCP that gives him such strong power. So, it's ve...