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Open Magazine: Xi Jinping Submitted Resignation Letter

Boxun News republished an article from the Hong Kong-based Open Magazine, quoting political insiders in Beijing that Xi Jinping has recently requested the Politburo Standing Committee in writing that he prefers to work in a province instead of Beijing.  This indicates that he does not want to be the next leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Xi was internally selected as the successor to Hu Jintao at the 17th CPC’s National Congress. He is a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and the Vice President of China. Open mentioned a few reasons why Xi was afraid of taking the top position: fierce competition, brutal retaliation against losers, and an unsolvable mess left behind by Jiang and Hu. (Ed – Chinascope could not verify the accuracy of this report)

Source: Boxun News, September 22, 2009