Rumors from Hong Kong: Youth League Cements Position

March 1, 2012 Updated: August 13, 2013

According to the February 2012 issue of Hong Kong’s “Sentinel” magazine, which often features sensational political commentaries, the “Youth League” faction of the Chinese Communist Party has achieved its personnel plans for the next several years.

At the end of 2011 Hu Jintao struck an arrangement whereby about 25 Youth League elites would be appointed to key government and Party posts in a series of Provinces and municipalities, including Hebei, Shanxi, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Qinhai, Sichuan, Hunan, Yunnan, Tibet, Jiangsu and Anhui.

There are 33 provincial-level divisions in China, including 22 Provinces, five “autonomous regions,” four municipalities, and two special administrative regions.

Another article in Sentinel claims that Jiang Zemin suffered three heart attacks during December, and at one stage entered a coma while on his way to the hospital. While conscious he apparently expressed a wish that Wang Qishan be the premier come the 18th Party Congress, according to Sentinel.

Jiang also demanded that an old military chief be placed in the Politburo Standing Committee, the magazine claimed.