Red line numbers (column 1): new to the politbureau. Red crosses (column 4): new to the standing committee.
|majors||party func tion||state func tion||leanings|
|1.||Xi Jinping (习近平)||1953||x||chem. engin eering||gen. secre tary||vice chair man||prince ling|
|2.||Ma Kai (马凯)||1946||pol. eco nomics||state coun cil|
|3.||Wang Qishan (王岐山)||1948||x||history (fina nce?)||dis cip line||state coun cil||prince ling|
|4.||Wang Huning (王沪宁)||1955||French inter- natio- nal poli tics||re sear ch|
|5.||Liu Yunshan (刘云山)||1947||x||journal ism (pro bably)||pro pa gan da||youth league|
|6.||Liu Yandong (刘延东)||1945||chemi stry||state coun cil||youth league|
|7.||Liu Qibao (刘奇葆)||1953||econ omic plan ning||Sichu an party secr.|
|8.||Xu Qiliang (许其亮)||1950||de fense||CMC|
|9.||Sun Chunlan (孙春兰)||1950||party crash cour ses||youth league|
|10.||Sun Zhengcai (孙政才)||1963||agri culture||Jilin party secr.|
|11.||Li Keqiang (李克强)||1955||x||law, eco nomics||state coun cil||youth league|
|12.||Li Jianguo (李建国)||1946||literat ure||NPC secre tary gen.||NPC vice cha ir|
|13.||Li Yuanchao (李源潮)||1950||math, e conom. manag ement||org gan izat. dept.|
|14.||Wang Yang (汪洋)||1955||political econo mics||Guan gdo ng party secr.||refor mist|
|15.||Zhang Chunxian (张春贤)||1953||engin eering||Xin jiang party secr.|
|16.||Zhang Gaoli (张高丽)||1946||x||econon omics||Tian jin party secr.|
|17.||Zhang Dejiang (张德江)||1946||x||Korean, econ omics||Chon gqing party secr.||hardline|
|18.||Fan Changlong (范长龙)||1947||Xuan- hua Artillery College & others||CMC|
|19.||Meng Jianzhu (孟建柱)||1947||systems engin eering||state coun cil (pub lic se curi ty)|
|20.||Zhao Leji (赵乐际)||1957||philo sophy||Shaan xi party secr.|
|21.||Hu Chunhua (胡春华)||1963||Chinese, literat ure||Inner Mong olia party secr.||youth league|
|22.||Yu Zhengsheng (俞正声)||1945||x||electron ic engin eering, automa ted mis siles||Shang hai party secr.||keeper of the Deng Xiao ping grail|
|23.||Li Zhanshu (栗战书)||1950||centr al com mittee office||Hei long jiang gov er nor|
|24.||Guo Jinlong (郭金龙)||1947||physics, acou stics||Bei jing party secr.|
|25.||Han Zheng (韩正)||1954||econom ics||Shang hai mayor||Shang- hai Cli que (but) Hu Jintao|
The exclusion of a role held by Zhou Yongkang could be a message for Zhou and his supporters, rather than an indication of policy, suggests the Committee to Protect Journalists blog (CPJ). Zhou ranked 9th in the previous standing committee, and in his state (rather than party) function, he oversaw China’s security forces and law enforcement institutions.
Propaganda, of course, has a seat in the standing committee, with Liu Yunshan, and diplomacy stays out, as it did previously (unless a now sitting member becomes foreign minister next year).
Indirectly, the “United Front” is also represented at the standing committee. Liu Yandong headed that department for special party relations from 2002 to 2007. The “United Front” is also the organization whose website carries news about telegram exchanges between Hu Jintao / Xi Jinping with Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou, as the top headline. They reportedly communicated in their capacities as former CCP secretary general (Hu), the CCP’s new secretary general (Xi), and the KMT’s chairman (Ma).