China's "next President" hasn't been seen for 10 days, missed many meetings

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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The world’s eyes may be focused on the Nov. 6 showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but in the larger scheme of things, the U.S. presidential election may not be the most decisive moment for the leadership of a major nation taking place this autumn.

That became abundantly clear when it emerged this week that the man widely believed to the next leader of China, Vice-President Xi Jinping, has not been seen for more than 10 days, during which he has missed important meetings with such figures as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He has not been seen in public since Sept. 1.

"Mr. Xi’s disappearance provoked some unpersuasive responses on Tuesday from Beijing officials, who told reporters that the heir apparent had hurt his back while swimming. On China’s lively social-media service, Weibo, there were darker suggestions that he was seriously ill or had been shunted aside in a power struggle – although most experienced observers doubted these suggestions."


www.theglobeandmail.com...

Whoa!

Wonder what's going on!

Anyone know?




posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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The Japanese financial minister supposedly hung himself.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

Something is going on in the East.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by longlostbrother

The world’s eyes may be focused on the Nov. 6 showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but in the larger scheme of things, the U.S. presidential election may not be the most decisive moment for the leadership of a major nation taking place this autumn.

That became abundantly clear when it emerged this week that the man widely believed to the next leader of China, Vice-President Xi Jinping, has not been seen for more than 10 days, during which he has missed important meetings with such figures as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He has not been seen in public since Sept. 1.

"Mr. Xi’s disappearance provoked some unpersuasive responses on Tuesday from Beijing officials, who told reporters that the heir apparent had hurt his back while swimming. On China’s lively social-media service, Weibo, there were darker suggestions that he was seriously ill or had been shunted aside in a power struggle – although most experienced observers doubted these suggestions."


www.theglobeandmail.com...

Whoa!

Wonder what's going on!

Anyone know?


he's ducking us because he knows we are going to ask for money nothing out of the normal here move along people
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Is a meeting with Clinton really so important?

She got snubbed.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:06 AM
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Originally posted by freemarketsocialist
Is a meeting with Clinton really so important?

She got snubbed.


She's not the only one... and it's not just meetings, it's all trace of him, for over a week... less than a month before he's meant to be China's President.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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Very strange, I just want to keep an eye on this thread.

If it doesn't get deleted, that is, of course.

*humbly bows and walks out of room ass-first*



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:51 AM
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Soon to be found floating in the blood red Yangtze river....................





On a serious note, this man, is just another casualty of China's Politics.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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I'm watching this topic and this thread closely, as it should be very important for the rest of the world, indeed.

The suicide of Japan's financial minister is spooky! Haven't heard about it before!


And again, it's ATS which brings me the newest news! THANK YOU, really!



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:20 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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Soon to be found floating in the blood red Yangtze river....................





On a serious note, this man, is just another casualty of China's Politics.


We'll see... Chinese politics is so secretive we may never know what happened or if it was for the better or worse of humanity...

fingers crossed...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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More info:



Xi has skipped meetings with a number of visiting leaders and senior officials over the past week, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, because of what sources told Reuters was a possible injury to his back suffered while swimming.

But Chinese officials have refused to give any explanation for Xi's absence from the public stage, giving rise to bizarre speculation on the country's internet rumour mill. According to various theories being floated, the 59-year-old Xi has had a stroke or heart attack, was the target of an assassination attempt or was secreting himself, preparing for war.

Xi has not been seen in public since Sept 1 and the continued unwillingness of the government to impart any information on the health or whereabouts of the man who is essentially China's president-elect was beginning to cause unease overseas.
"Something serious must have happened, because they would have put him on national TV right away had there been no serious physical problem," said Minxin Pei, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in California.

"I rule out political foul play, that he is in some kind of serious political trouble. It's simply unimaginable," Pei said. "He gave a speech on Sept 1, and that's after Beidaihe – if he were in political trouble, he wouldn't have given that speech."


www.telegraph.co.uk...


When asked to explain why China's leader-in-waiting has not been seen in public for 11 days, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei responded yesterday by saying: "I hope you will raise more serious questions."


www.independent.co.uk...



He was last seen on 1 September. He cancelled a meeting with Hillary Clinton at the last minute last Wednesday. American officials said they understood a back problem was the reason.

Danish sources said the next day, on Thursday, he cancelled again, this time on the visiting Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who was due to meet him on Monday.

They couldn't say why. But Mr Xi has also cancelled on Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. China's leaders are usually sticklers for protocol, so calling off these events is highly unusual.


www.bbc.co.uk...
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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From the comments on the BBC page:



According to one rueter report, he is seeking political asylum in the US Embassy in Beijing.


Very sceptical, but sure... there you go... it's probably BS.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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When Lin Biao, China’s then heir apparent, died in a aeroplane crash, it took the Communist party two months to inform the public. Although it happened more than 40 years ago, some observers have been reminded of the incident this week because vice-president Xi Jinping, who is expected to be elevated to party’s top post next month, has not been seen in public for 11 days.

Internet users passed round suggestions that Mr Xi and He Guoqiang, another top leader who is also absent from public view, had both been involved in car crashes. Another rumour was that they had both been victims of assassination attempts.

“In my recent meetings with senior government officials and advisers in Beijing, many of them said they felt that the party is losing control over the discourse and just isn’t able manage the message like it could before Weibo came along,” said one well-connected Chinese economist.

Posts referring to Mr Xi and Mr He have been quickly deleted on Chinese microblogs, while searches for their names have been censored.


www.ft.com...
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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most interesting information since fugi!!! thanks i'll be keeping an eye




When asked to explain why China's leader-in-waiting has not been seen in public for 11 days, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei responded yesterday by saying: "I hope you will raise more serious questions."


what questions are more serious?
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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China is undergoing a power shakeup of some kind. Usually, much as is the case with what we saw recently in North Korea, these are very smooth, scripted events where any drama is completely limited to behind-closed-doors meetings that we, the normal people both in the rest of the world and even in country, will never know about.

However, that is simply not the case this time in China. Something, and at this point nobody in the media really knows what yet, has disrupted the facade. When the whole thing with Bo happened earlier this year there were sporadic reports of tank battles inside major cities in China. State media was very quick to get any media away from what happened and only a few social network posts covered it, but were taken down almost instantly by admins.

What is going on in China right now is very strange, and it will be years before we know the full truth, if we ever do.

Edit Addition: It is to the point now where even our contacts in the media at intelligence services such as MI6 and the CIA are legitimately shrugging their shoulders and asking to be kept in the loop if we find out anything.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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Maybe he is avoiding meeting with other world leaders because he is getting ready for an appearance on Letterman?

Oh wait....never mind I was thinking of Obama.

Carry on.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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sounds like he got into the opium...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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I doubt if they disposed of him they will find him in the youngst (major sp and laziness sorry) whatever river, i reckon if they did "dispose of him" best way would be to put him in a plastic barrel and use acid which would destroy any trace of his pshysical existence.(including the clothes he was wearing/cell phone in pocket/keys and the like)



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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obama won't meet nutenyahoo, the chinese president is in his underground bunker.

the middle east is exploding.

looks like ww3 won't be televised.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
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looks like ww3 won't be televised.


No
We'll get to watch it from our front porch as we try to aim straight while under heavy fire.
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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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Starting to think...
Maybe the anti japan riots are a cover.





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