All Change in China

18 September 2012

Professor Kerry Brown, CSC Executive Director, noted to the West Australian recently on China's new head-to-be Xi Jinping.

Professor Brown sees Xi Jinping as a technocrat with a powerful political antennae.

"When he was party chief in the somewhat wild province of Fujian in the 1990s he managed, according to Dr Brown, to avoid being implicated in a smuggling scandal that led to many senior figures being rolled. That's one constant of Chinese politics —power tends to go to those wily enough to survive. Mr Xi had survived the Cultural Revolution working on a farm and has survived being implicated in the Bo Xilai scandal, too." The West Australian concluded from an interview with Professor Brown.