Hu Jintao is a staunch opponent of current Chinese President Xi Jinping. In 2012, two-time president Hu Jintao wanted another term. But, he could not change the policies of the party. Until that time, in China, a person had the right to become president only for a maximum of two times. This law was changed by Xi Jinping during his second term and has now become the President of China for the third time. When Jintao’s term ended in 2012, he wanted one of his favorites Li Keqiang and Hu Chunhua to become president. But, Xi Jinping weaved such a web by connecting himself with the country’s farmers, businessmen and the army that Jintao was badly entangled. Later, Li Keqiang, a close aide of Jintao, had to be content with the post of prime minister. But, this time he has also been discharged from the post of Prime Minister.
who is hu jintao
Hu Jintao is a senior politician of the Communist Party of China. He has served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP) from 2002 to 2012, President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 2003 to 2013. Jintao was also the chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) from 2004 to 2012. Hu Jintao was also a member of the CCP Politburo Standing Committee from 1992 to 2012. The CCP Politburo is China’s de facto top decision-making body. Hu was the Supreme Leader of China from 2002 to 2012. Hu Jintao came to power through the Communist Party of China. He served as the Party Committee Secretary for Guizhou Province and Tibet Autonomous Region. During this, Jintao undertook severe repression in these areas to quell dissatisfaction with the party and the country. This drew the attention of the top party leaders to Hu Jinta.
Jintao was the arch enemy of China’s opponents in Tibet
Hu Jintao was brought to the attention of the top leaders of the Communist Party of China because of his repressive policies. Hu Jintao was a staunch enemy of the Tibetan people from his position as party committee secretary. Jintao believed that Tibetans could never be close relatives of China. It was during his tenure that the army was used against anti-China factions in Tibet. Not only this, army officers were seated in Buddhist monasteries of Tibet, so that no one could oppose. There were widespread human rights violations against the Tibetan people. On the orders of Jintao, the work of settling the people of the Han community in Tibet was started, so that the demography of the area could be changed. He believed that the Han people were staunch patriots and that their arrival in Tibet would strengthen the feeling of patriotism among the people.
What happened in China during Jintao’s tenure
He was removed from Tibet as first secretary of the CCP Central Secretariat and later as vice-president under Jiang Zemin. Hu Jintao is one of the leaders of the Communist Party of the older generation. Among the influential leaders of the older generation, the names of Song Ping, Hu Yaobang, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin are counted. During the tenure of the Chinese presidency, he worked to increase government control over the Chinese economy. He, along with his colleague Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, encouraged economic growth for a decade continuously. It established China as a major world power in the world. He took strict action against corrupt officials. Suppressed opposition from the Uighur ethnic minorities, cracked down on dissident leaders, and got Tibet passed anti-unrest and secession laws. During Hu Jintao’s tenure, China’s influence grew in Africa, Latin America and other developing countries.