On February 13, 2012, Boxun reprinted an article from Apple Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper, titled “Selecting a Country for Refuge; Why High Ranking CCP Officials Especially Love the U.S.” With an overtone of sarcasm, the article listed examples of those CCP officials who, on the one hand, openly criticize the United States and on the other, send their children to the U.S. for education and green cards. The examples included Bo Xilai, a member of the CCP Politburo and the Communist Party secretary of the Chongqing municipality and Xi Jinping, the 6th ranking member of the CCP Politburo Standing Committee and China’s Vice Chairman.
Starting with Deng Xiaoping, the article continued, it has become an unofficial rule that the United States must accept all of the CCP’s top leaders. Deng Xiaoping did not gain a solid footing in the CCP leadership until he visited the U.S. in 1979. In 2002, Hu Jintao made a high-profile visit to the U.S. before he ascended to the throne, so as to show the Chinese people that the U.S. acknowledged him. If the U.S. praises Xi Jinping, the article concluded, he will successfully gain the top CCP position.
Source: Boxun, February 13, 2012