By David Gitter, Julia Bowie, Brock Erdahl, James Gannon, Ann Listerud, and Sandy Lu
HighlightsThe Politburo met to praise the work of the party groups of state bodies in 2018 and set their agenda for 2019 (see Senior Leaders section).Han Zheng hosted a meeting of the Leading Group for Advancing Belt and Road Development (see Senior Leaders section).Both the People’s Daily and PLA Daily elaborated on Xi Jinping’s speech to the Politburo last week on promoting media integration (see Propaganda Work section).
Xi Jinping Presides over Meeting of the Politburo
1.25 Xi Jinping presided over a Politburo meeting, which praised the work of the party leadership groups of six state bodies (the NPC’s Standing Committee, State Council, CPPCC National Committee, Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the Central Secretariat) and agreed on the work arrangements for 2019. The Politburo Stan…