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Editor’s note: This is a backup archive of China Politics Weekly, a weekly email tracking political developments in China. Archives of the most recent posts will be available on Dossier as an part of the China in the World project. This post is drawn from China Politics Weekly, No.73, November 9, 2015.

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China Politics Weekly

Issue No. 73 – November 9, 2015

 

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PBSC Week in Review
Xi Jinping

 

Nov 8 Xi returned to Beijing.

 

  Nov 7 Xi met with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore.

 

    Xi held talks with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore.

 

    Xi made a speech at National Singapore University.

 

    Xi attended the opening ceremony of the China Culture Center in Singapore.

 

  Nov 6 Xi met with Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam in Singapore.

 

    Xi flew from Vietnam to Singapore.

 

    Xi held talks with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi met with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi gave a speech to Vietnamese National Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi met with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong met with representatives attending the 16th China-Vietnam youth friendship meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi and Samoan President Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi exchanged congratulatory messages on the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties.
  Nov 5 Xi arrived in Vietnam.

 

    Xi met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

    Xi and Peng Liyuan attended a dinner banquet hosted by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

  Nov 4 Xi appointed new ambassadors.

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Congo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

    Xi sent a written instruction to a study session on the implementing the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

 

  Nov 3 Xi held talks with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

 

    Xi met with foreign representatives of Read and Understand China International.

 

  Nov 2 Xi held talks with French President Francois Hollande.

 

    Xi met with former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

 

    Xi sent a written instruction to the unveiling ceremony of the first Chinese-built large passenger aircraft.

 

  Nov 1 Xi sent a message of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russian plane crash in Egypt.

 

  Oct 30 Xi called Bidhya Devi Bhandari to congratulate her on her election as Nepal’s first female president.

 

  Oct 26-29 Xi chaired the 5th Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and gave a speech.

 

  Oct 28 Xi and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto exchanged congratulations on the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties.

 

  Oct 27 Xi extended condolences to Afghan government chief executive Abdullah Abdullah over the earthquake.

 

  Oct 26 Xi held talks with King of the Netherlands Willem Alexander.

 

    Xi sent a letter of congratulations to the opening ceremony of the 9th annual UNESCO Youth Forum at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

 

Li Keqiang

 

Nov 6 Li attended the opening of the 13th Session of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC.

 

    Li and Samoan Premier Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi exchanged congratulatory messages on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

 

  Nov 5 Li met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
  Nov 4 Li chaired an executive meeting of the State Council.

The meeting focused on setting up a leading group to direct the 13th five-year plan; stabilizing industrial growth; the marketization of interest rates; and promoting administration streamlining on enterprise investment and expressway construction.

 

    Li met with a Japanese business delegation organized by the Japan Business Federation, the Japan-China Association on Economy and Trade and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

  Nov 3 Li met with French President Francois Hollande.
    Li chaired and spoke at the China-France Forum on Climate Change and Green Economy.

 

  Nov 2 Li toured the economic innovation center in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

 

    Li attended the China-South Korean Youth Leaders Forum in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li met with South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li sent a written instruction to a teleconference on boosting modernization of logistics for domestic trade.

 

    Li sent a written instruction to the unveiling ceremony of the first Chinese-built large passenger aircraft.

 

    Li returned to Beijing from Seoul.

 

  Nov 1 Li attended the sixth China-Japan-South Korea leaders’ summit in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li attended and made a speech at the 5th China-South Korea-Japan Business Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li met with Korean business leaders.

 

    Li attended and spoke at a welcome luncheon hosted by the Korean business community.

 

    Li met with Japanese President Shinzo Abe in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li spoke at the closing ceremony of the “China Tourism Year”.

 

    Li met with Speaker of the Korean National Assembly Chung Ui-hwa.

 

    Li sent a message of condolence to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over the Russian plane crash in Egypt.

 

  Oct 31 Li arrived in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li held talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea.

 

    Li chaired a study session of the State Council.

 

  Oct 30 Li accompanied German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a tour around Anhui province.

 

    Li sent a written instruction to a meeting on improving farmland water conservation and development of modern agriculture.

 

  Oct 26-29 Li attended the 5th Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

 

  Oct 29 Li held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

    Li spoke at the opening ceremony of the Asia-Europe Meeting High-level Meeting on Disability and Global Conference on Assistive Devices and Technology.

 

  Oct 28 Li spoke with Canada’s incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the phone.

 

    Li and Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila exchanged congratulatory messages on the 65th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties.

 

    Li extended condolences to the chief executive officer of the Afghan government Abudullah Abdullah and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the recent earthquake.

 

  Oct 27 Li sent a letter of congratulations to the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pujiang Innovation Forum.

 

    Li met with President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft.

 

  Oct 26 Li met with King of the Netherlands Willem Alexander.

 

Zhang Dejiang Nov 5 Zhang met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
  Nov 4 Zhang spoke at the closing meeting of the NPC Standing Committee session.

Session adopted revisions to the Seed Law; ratified the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) agreement; and adopted a proposal on experimental changes to the drug licensing system.

Meeting also deliberated a draft Charity Law; a draft law on deep seabed exploration; and draft film law.

 

    Zhang chaired an NPC Standing Committee chairpersons meeting.

 

  Nov 3 Zhang met with French President Francois Hollande.

 

  Nov 2 Zhang chaired a full meeting of the NPC Standing Committee.

 

    Zhang met with heads of committees of the National People’s Congress.

 

  Oct 30 Zhang chaired a study session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

 

  Oct 29 Zhang met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

Yu Zhengsheng Nov 7 Yu chaired a CPPCC Standing Committee meeting.

Session focused on promoting innovation in the 13th Five-Year Plan.

  Nov 6 Yu chaired the opening meeting of a CPPCC Standing Committee session.

 

  Nov 5 Yu chaired a bi-weekly CPPCC symposium.

Meeting focused on improving higher education.

 

  Oct 31 Yu chaired a study session of the CPPCC.

 

 

  Oct 26 Yu met with King of the Netherlands Willem Alexander.

 

Liu Yunshan Nov 6 Liu issued diplomas at the fall graduation ceremony of the Central Party School.

 

  Nov 4 Liu attended and spoke at a meeting of the promotion team on studying and implementing the spirit of the 5th Plenum.

 

  Oct 30 Liu met with a visiting delegation of officials from Chile’s ruling coalition.

 

Wang Qishan

 

Nov 2 Wang met with former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  Oct 30 Wang chaired a study session of the Central Discipline and Inspection Commission Standing Committee.

 

Zhang Gaoli Nov 6 Zhang and Kazakhstan first deputy prime minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held talks.

 

  Nov 2 Zhang met with African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

 

  Nov 1 Zhang spoke at the second Understanding China Conference.

 

  Oct 30 Zhang met with ministers of BASIC countries at a high-level meeting to discuss climate change.

 

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