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Key Point to Watch: Could Xi Be Positioned for 2012 Party Chairman?

On September 8, the CCP’s Politburo decided to hold the 4th Plenary Session of the CCP’s 17th Central Committee from September 15 to 18.

According to Beijing political analysts, a key point to watch is whether Politburo Standing Committee member Xi Jinping could become vice chairman of the CCP’s Military Comission. That position may pave the way for Xi to succeed Hu Jintao in the CCP’s 18th Congress in 2012.

Source: Lianhe Zaobao, September 9, 2009