Skip to comments.UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health
Posted on 09/16/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53pm IST
* Xi visits Beijing university, first public appearance in two weeks
* Pictures show him looking well, laughing
* Rumours had flown about his health, Xi had missed meeting with Clinton
* Communist Party gearing up for tricky leadership succession
By Chris Buckley and Ben Blanchard
BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, visiting a Beijing university in what appeared to be an effort to dispel rumours of serious illness and a troubled succession.
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He is no way near serious illness, but the incident may have impact on China's leadership succession.
Xi could still be a next top leader but his No.2 would wield more power than under original plan, I suspect. So we could have No. 1 and “No. 1.5” instead No. 2.
“Xi had missed meeting with Clinton *”
That was probaby on purpose.
Yeah. The Beast had her astray ready to throw at his face if she does not get her way. He can’t have that.:-)
“Very sorry I missed meeting. I was busy murdering the Japan ambassador.”
I’m very disappointed. According to Chinese movies, Xi should stay in hiding while learning a new kung fu style. He should only reappear at the moment of succession, at which time a huge kung fu fight breaks out. The winner of the fight, of course, becomes emperor.