Skip to comments.[Red] China's next leader Xi Jinping 'suffered heart attack'
Posted on 09/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
China's next leader has not been seen in public for 11 days because he suffered a heart attack, a source has told The Daily Telegraph.
Xi Jinping is expected to be unveiled as the leader of the Communist party in the coming weeks, but his disappearance from the public eye has sparked increasing speculation.
"Although people have said he suffered a back injury, he actually had a heart attack, a myocardial infarction," said Li Weidong, a political commentator in Beijing and the former editor of China Reform.
The magazine is influential among Chinese policymakers and under the aegis of the National Development and Reform Commission.
Other unnamed sources have also suggested that Mr Xi, 59, suffered a heart attack, while Willy Lam, the former editor of the South China Morning Post, believes China's president-in-waiting had a stroke and is currently unable to show his face in public.
Mr Xi has not been spotted since September 1 and cancelled a series of meetings with foreign leaders, including one with Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of State, on September 4.
The Communist party has remained tight-lipped about his situation. For the third day in a row, the foreign ministry batted away repeated questions at its daily press conference. A spokesman merely said: "I have no information."
For the second day in a row, almost all of China's other top leaders were featured on the country's evening news bulletins, but Mr Xi was absent.
Mr Li said that Mr Xi's illness was not severe enough to disrupt the 18th Party Congress, at which China will unveil its first set of new leaders in ten years. The date of the Congress has not been announced, but most observers believe it will occur in mid-October.
"I heard the agenda for the Congress
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That’s a good way to start.
But Chinese food is supposed to be healthy.............
In his case, Chinese check out... but, same thing.
The good old “Kremlin Flu”.
It started with a bad cough, a Kalasni Cough...
Clear out Jesse Jr., your suite at the Mayo Clinic is needed.
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