At the end of the Chinese Communist Party’s 17th Congress, the General Secretary, Politburo and Bureau members were all made public. Out of the 9 Politburo members, 4 faces are new. They are – Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang. One public figure commented, "This was expected to be the natural outcome of Communist rule."
On October 16th, the Study Times, published an article titled "The Functions of the Civil Defense System and Its Role in Social Harmony" by Li Hang, Bureau Chief of the Civil Defense Bureau of Zhejiang Province. Study Times is a newspaper sponsored by the "Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China" and is distributed mainly to all levels of party leaders, as well as to intellectuals.
"The rhetoric of cooperation does not change the core of the U.S. global strategy to rule the world," observed a Chinese military expert on the new U.S. maritime strategy.
On October 26, 2007, The Epoch Times published an open letter from Wang Zhaojun, a committee member of Anhui Province People’s Political Consultative, to Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. Wang said that China must go through a political reform to resolve its social issues.
Cai Yongmei, executive editor of Hong Kong’s Open Magazine, and others, had some observations after the close of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 17th National Congress. Cai expressed the belief that the overwhelming lineage in the makeup of both the new Politburo and the new Central Committee of the CCP shows a strong sense of crisis in the CCP at the highest level. Open Magazine‘s editor-in-chief, Jinzhong, believes the current election policy is really the tenure system in disguise, and has analyzed the new successors as well as the internal struggles between President Hu Jingtao and former President Jiang Zemin on the issue of Zeng Qinghong’s stepping down. Liu Dawen, editor-in-chief of Hong Kong’s Frontline Magazine, criticized what has been touted as the increased democratic elements of the 17th National Congress as just empty talk. 
Cheng Ming, a Hong Kong Magazine has published an article titled "A Glimpse of Beijing’s ‘Hacker Tribe.’" It provides insight into the hacker world in China.   While China takes in high tech from the West, it is spitting out hackers that make people turn pale.
At 9:40 on October 31, 2006, a man jumped to his death from the 7th floor of a student dormitory building in Zhongying College, Quanzhou, Fujian Province. The police found a suicide note. The deceased said he committed suicide because he could not find a satisfactory job and did not want to be a burden to his parents. It is getting harder and harder for undergraduate and graduate students to find work. More undergraduate students are choosing to work rather than go to graduate school. In one study, 60% of graduate students regretted going to graduate school.
Xinhua recently published an article commenting on Hillary Clinton’s China policy as set forth in the Nov/Dec Issue of Foreign Affairs. The article held that she talks more about cooperation than conflicts, yet her China policy has been vague and wavering.
The November visit of U.S. Defense Secretary, Robert M. Gates, will lead to new and constructive military relations, claims a military expert at China People’s Liberation Army Academy of Military Science.