It’s Officially Official: Xi Jinping Is General Secretary Of CCP, Li Keqiang Is Premier

Your new Politburo Standing Committee, by Mark MacKinnon
[WHICH NEWS ORGANIZATION WILL BE FIRST TO PUBLISH A PHOTO OF THE NEW SEVEN? WE'RE STILL WAITING. Reuters at 3 to 1 odds, I think. Rolling updates after jump.] (UPDATE, 12:41 pm: Mark MacKinnon wins! We’re tired of waiting for an official photo though. The image above has been appended.) (UPDATE, 12:55 pm: Xinhua wins,... Read more »

Xinhua Announces: Bo Xilai’s Criminal Charges, Leadership Transition Set For Nov. 8

Xi Jinping and Bo Xilai
Two huge announcements from Xinhua this evening — concerning two men who are more or less intricately tied – impeccably timed for just the moment when everyone’s preparing to start their holiday and stop caring about news. First: Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his public office, according to a decision made at... Read more »

Xi Jinping Has Been Found!

Xi Jinping surfaces
Guess who showed up this morning! After rigorous searching and days of speculation, China’s president-in-waiting made a public appearance at China Agricultural University to mark National Science Popularization Day, according to Xinhua. South China Morning Post adds: Teachers and students at the university said Xi stayed at the campus for about 30-40 minutes. They said... Read more »

Have You Seen Xi Jinping?

Xi Jinping remains missing. The above was created by Torval Lokison, who is as concerned as the rest of us about the future president’s health. Please print out the above and post it in your neighborhood to help us search for Mr. Xi, who may have had a heart attack, or stoke, or who the... Read more »

Ain’t No Sunshine When Xi’s Gone: The Quest To Find China’s Future President

Is Xi Jinping in Paradise City?
Presumptive Chinese president Xi Jinping has gone missing. He cancelled high-level meetings with Hillary Clinton and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last week, and HOLY CRAP FREAK OFF PANTS OFF. Normally rational media organizations such as the Associated bleepin’ Press have published sentences such as, “More dramatically, the U.S.-based website cited an unidentified source inside Zhongnanhai as saying... Read more »