A wise Chinese antiques shop dealer could tell you much about Chinese Mings and things, and so much about each regime or emperor through his, or figures of Confucious. But if you were to talk about modern politics you might encounter some understandable hesitation to talk so freely. So we will. Hu Jintao was a top honor student who excelled at every task he was given. And for the world that is a very good thing since the need for a clear bright mind in control is so vital these days as we all clearly see.
Hu Jintao is now the supreme leader of China. Hu has three official titles: he is the secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party, president of the People's Republic of China, and chairman of China's Military Commission. Hu was a prorege of Deng Xiaoping as the Fourth Generation sice the Communists came to power in 1949. Hu is the first not of the Long March mentality. Hu is considered brilliant in his administrative capacities;he is a graduate of the prestigious Qinghua University in 1965 with his degree in engineering.
Hu worked in several ministries, gaining policy making experience. He became leader of the all important All-China Youth Federation during the 1980's. When he arrived in Beijing in 1992 he soon came to the attention of Deng, who recognized Hu's leadership capacity. This drew him into many inner cicrle groups, of which Hu was a central part. In 1993 Hu became president of the Central Party School, which is the training body for senior party officials. In 1998 Hu was named to be vice president of the People's Republic of China, and therefore the heir to Deng.
Another first in this is that the president Jiang stepped down. It was the first stepping away from power since 1949 without the previous leader having died. Hu's strengths are considerred to be administrative, which is vital in the world's largest market, changing quickly. China is still poor but is making enormous strides forward daily. It is very important that China has a pragmatic, logical leader who also lived poor and understands life on a farm as well as once the royalties of status come they can pull any leader away.
Hu seem to have none of that, and while it is yet early in his period of power, prospects seem very good that President Hu is a gifted, very worthy and noble minded man. Harmonious agreements are needed in the world, and this seems to be a man we can do business with. Hu seems to be reaching out to all nations that he comes in contact with. He shows an amazing understanding of matters he is dealing with, world leaders have remarked. Hu has been pivotal in attermpts to get cooperative behavior from North Korea, who have notoriously been pointing, and at least once times shooting missiles into the Sea of Japan.
Hu is known as a populist as well as pragmatist. Hu's humble origins have his heart connected, it seems, to any large decision that need to be made, he discusses how the people will fare. The enormous decisions, and virtually moving mountains requires wisdom to ensure the new damned valley will enrich the group overall. As with haste and progress at such a scale and pace, mistakes have been made. But mostly they have been some enough to be cofrrected in time to assure success for the group.
Many serious issues are out there, and Hu Jintao will look out for the interests of China first, of course, but it would seem he is far more the model world leader to deal with, on our way to a more perfect world.
Derek Dashwood enjoys noticing positive ways we progress, the combining of science into the humanities to measure life at Chinese Antiques