The Prince with the Chinese Emperor
Material posted: Publication date: 26-05-2018
The role of our country in the foreign policy of China is hard to overestimate. It is not only reliable ally on international issues, already an established transport corridor in Europe, protected by all the power of a nuclear Arsenal, and the centre of considerable ideological influence on the part of the Chinese elite, but inevitable under any circumstances, the rear of the implementation plans build world socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Suffice it to say that in light of the increasing proportional respect to the United States the influence of the Russian economy on the Chinese market (especially in the future, "difficult years of the tramp") the most important centers of production of hydrocarbons – Dzenskoe and Tarim oil fields are located in five minutes of the Russian VKS. All of the above means one thing – peaceful rise of China (especially military) is impossible without the loyalty of its Northern neighbor, which not only has a huge political and ideological influence on China, but finds her arms from friendly regimes along the perimeter of the "potential ally", including in Korea and Vietnam.

“ The meteoric career of the young scientist was not only due to his bright talents, but by marriage with the daughter of the chief of the Secretariat of the Central Committee ”

The solution to the infinitely complex for China, "the Russian question", which previously and still oversaw the group member XI Jinping and the current head of the Chinese Parliament Li Zhanshu and the representative liberal of the Chinese young Communist League of Lu Hao, the former Governor of the border of Heilongjiang and now head of the newly created Ministry of natural resources, may go into the hands of Wang Qishan and unexpected thrown from Sunny Shanghai in the Manchurian taiga, the new Governor of Heilongjiang Wang Wentao actively launched work on the creation of a network of missions of the province in the far Eastern Federal district.

It is obvious that the return of the "Shanghai" and the emergence of sandoza Wang Qishan in Russian policy will lead to the resuscitation of which sloped slowly to the sunset of the Shanghai cooperation organization and a series of appointments at the Chinese diplomatic corps that can happen after carrying out in Russia of world football championship and the next SCO summit, which coincidentally will be held in the heart of the "Shandong group" – Qingdao, the home of Wang Qishan, in June of this year.

What are the challenges in the Russian direction aims the historian, so tenderly related to the heritage of the Qing dynasty, will show already the near future. And, of course, a significant correction of the position of Wang Qishan may hold the position of the Russian leadership, correct perception of the "Queen" of Chinese politics, which is slowly but surely turning for the next five years, Regent for the crowned life the Kingdom of a Chinese Emperor.

Crossroads of the historian

Biography of the high-ranking fan of American TV series "house of cards" in the Central Committee of the Communist party of China is full of complex contradictions. Wang Qishan, whose quite common for China, the surname Wang is translated as a Prince, and the name is like the rocky mountains, joined the party not in the ordinary for the average party chief of China 18-20 years old and 35. Join prevented biography raging in the country's Cultural revolution: son of the prestigious American graduate of Tsinghua University, which the opposition Communists, the Kuomintang was given the rank of major General during anti-Japanese war in Shandong, could not expect more than to be an employee of the Museum of XI'an city – today's heart of the initiative "One belt and one road".

Meteoric career of a young scientist was due not only to it, without a doubt, a shining talent, but also marriage with the daughter of Yao Yilin, head of the Secretariat of the Central Committee during the transition to China after the Cultural revolution, who later became a member of the Politburo standing Committee in China difficult for the period of the events in Tiananmen square and U.S. sanctions. Field commander Yao Yilin, as father Wang Qishan, Shandong liberated, not only from the Japanese aggression, and from old Kuomintang government and was one of the main financial and economic leaders of the newly established on the ruins of Republican China's government of North China, including Shandong province.

Came under the wing of father-in-law (to the Secretariat of the Central Committee – "the administration of the Politburo") Wang Qishan in five years, he became head of the Research Institute for the development of rural economy under the state Council of China (the government). Of the head of the Chinese agricultural investment company, namely financial issues in the reform of agriculture in charge of Wang Qishan, moves in the banking sector that is rapidly moving to the top of the financial career in 1994, after only 12 years after the position of an ordinary employee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wang Qishan holds the post of Deputy Central Bank of China. The coming to power of compromise in relation to financial globalization "Shanghai" headed by Jiang Zemin, who had always set the task of control over the financial sector, the death of the father-in-law, perhaps, these factors shed Wang Qishan with the financial Olympus to a much less significant position, first in China construction Bank, one of the leaders in the rich southern province of Guangdong.

Sending the perpetrators of the rapid growth of sandance in the distant and speaking in incomprehensible to northerners Cantonese language of Guangdong, Shanghai General Secretary Jiang Zemin set and another task. In the opinion of many, that Wang Qishan had to clean up the unprecedented efforts in the first years of reform the center of South China on a number of investment corporations was dealt unprecedented blows for many years pointed to the American investors that road in Shanghai, since the "opium wars" became the main competitor of southerners in the struggle for world markets.

Career Wang Qishan, as the son of Marshal of XI, when the main "Shanghai kid" was held in the "southern link" – the future Vice-President was tossed from one southern province to another, placing a supervisor from the Northern capital over the freedom-loving and accustomed to independence from the centre southerners. "Link" ends immediately after the change of the Central government in China – the arrival of the Chinese Komsomol opens Wang Qishan way up. Objectionable "Shanghai" financier in 2004, becoming the mayor of Beijing, successfully preparing for the Olympic games, fights with atypical pneumonia and is again on the Olympus is now the party of power – along with XI Jinping in the Politburo.

The split in the iron triangle

Along with Li Zhanshu, Wang Qishan and XI Jinping in the political Bureau to form an iron triangle of politicians, closely connected to work with the province of Shaanxi. The common goals, the proximity to the largest in the PLA generals groups – immigrants from Shaanxi and Shandong – is driving XI Jinping and Wang Qishan in the political Union, in which they rapidly come to power in the composition of the new Politburo standing Committee in 2012. If XI opened his list, becoming the General Secretary, Wang Qishan was closed, leading the "party police", the Central Commission for discipline inspection.

“ After weighing the chances of China in the struggle against the United States, Wang Qishan reasoned practical: exchange control posts on tempting to Shandong perspective of a leading political center of the country ”

In his new position, he turned the country's unprecedented five-year cleaning. Anti-corruption cases have been filed against the leaders of the level of Deputy head of the region and above all the 33 provinces of China. In total, the penalties suffered about two million Chinese officials and party members. It seemed that the Shoe has no restrictions in July 2018 was arrested the current member of the Politburo, Chongqing party Secretary sun Jenzi. Dynamics of cleaning said one thing: if you do not stop, during the year the victims, the members of the standing Committee of the Politburo – the top leadership of China.

Group C and the van seemed to become a single fist, striking blow after blow at the influence of the "Shanghai" and "Komsomol" in the country, and a firm step walked to the XIX Congress of the victors. However, the events of March 2018 turned the picture of the world of most observers.

Instead of preparing for themselves, as it seemed, the new head of control branch of government, subordinate only to Parliament, Wang Qishan took the place of Vice-President XI Jinping, which provide for the future successor of the leader, who had gone for a second term, and which, as a rule, is nominal, as the position of the Vice-President of the United States. In turn, the head of the controlling government has become... "the Shanghai kid" Ian Satu.

The most likely version of such exchange seems to be unprecedented pressure from the United States on the political system of China, launched the war against current officials of the group XI Jinping on the eve of the XIX Congress. The reasons for this pressure is obvious – the policy of the group si and Vana led to a complete loss of control over the internal policy of China from the United States, the emergence of a network structure of Chinese interests in the world. It is not excluded that the main purpose of this pressure became Wang Qishan, actively working with representatives of the American financial elite at the dawn of the zero.

However, the second factor a complex maneuver Wang Qishan may be a situation of division and struggle for influence between the group si – indigenous sensecam and a group of WAN – a powerful seaside of Shandong province, which, after Guangdong and Jiangsu is the third largest economic power in the country.

Hidden for many observers, the debate between the party Li Zhanshu, who organized the campaign of the cult of XI Jinping in China, and anti-corruption Wang Qishan – one of the most indicative signals to a split in the moment of greatest exertion.

This could contribute to a more confident feeling Shandong group: when your shoulders, the governors of Sichuan, Guangdong (by the way, both are associated with Russia) and Shandong, the Minister of internal Affairs, the head Prosecutor and the wife of XI Jinping's major General Peng Liyuan, and a third of the high command of the PLA's efforts in connection with the Korean nuclear threat, and round you defeated the anti-corruption war regional and Central government, the head can come your wildest dreams. And perhaps, after weighing the chances of China in the struggle against the United States, Wang Qishan reasoned and practical Chinese: bring the newly created a powerful Shandong group from the opposition inside and outside, exchanging control posts on tempting to Shandong perspective of a leading political center of the country.

The role of foreign policy leader Wang Qishan copes, barely two months after entering a new status as van persuaded the Dominican Republic to break with the "island province" of Taiwan and establishing diplomatic relations with China, met with the leader of Singapore held talks on the key for China Pakistan economic corridor, spoke with the foreign Ministers of Niger, Nepal, Tanzania. According to rumors, van wants to be active in the American agenda and prepared to fly to the United States.

Meanwhile, amid increasing political influence of Wang Qishan the impression that the diplomatic authorities of China have created a situation of chaos in the key the body produces a centralized foreign policy of China – Committee on foreign Affairs of the CPC Central Committee entered not unchallenged since 2012, foreign Minister Wang Yi, the Committee headed by XI Jinping, his Deputy acts as active during the "Japanese front" Prime Minister Li Keqiang, the latter a member of the Committee was Wang Qishan. The Secretary of the Committee – Yang – chief negotiator with the United States from the Shanghai group. According to statements by the foreign press his position of Deputy Secretary of the Committee will keep a diplomat with a "Russian past" Yue Yuychen'.

The Minister Wang, who became a member of the state Council, it seems, maintains control only over the Taiwan foreign policy vector, which indicates the decline of influence of the factor conditional "international" on China. The curator of this line in foreign policy was a van And whose family ties go to the member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern and the permanent person number 2 in Mao – Zhou Anilao. Do not forget the special envoy XI Jinping in the United States – the Vice-Premier Liu he, who represented the country in Davos (according to the status it involves the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the PRC). In this situation of confusion and disorder in Russia in relation to the group of Wang Qishan remain strong, which can fully present the leader of one of the emerging political forces in China.

Wang Qishan has repeatedly worked with the Russian representatives, and of course, he has developed a great relationship with Sergei Ivanov, however, is far from obvious that the new status of the Qing lover of antiquity will continue the old line. According to the Singapore press, Wang Qishan including objectives on trade and investment cooperation, expansion of imports into the Chinese market.

To call Wang Qishan Pro-Russian politician is extremely difficult. Tough negotiator, and survivor of not one drop, most likely raises in relations with Russia a particular purpose. What is impossible to say. Probably, the historian Wang Qishan will appeal to the Qing dynasty.

Such a beloved period in the history of China was by far not the most unique in the history of our relations. The interaction of the Qing Empire started with the loss of the last Pacific ocean, and in return Peter the great gained access to the Chinese market. But after two hundred years for protecting the Chinese capital from the invading Anglo-French forces of the Russian Empire regained the lost land.

Nikolai Vavilov


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