One of the leading contenders for one of the top slots is the current Communist Party Chief of Guangdong, Wang Yang. Yang has cultivated an image of a political reformers, but not everyone in Guangdong sees that way.
The two victims tragically killed in the Asiana airplane crash in San Francisco were teen students from China on their way to summer camp in the US. Thousands of Chinese students make the trek each summer to attend camps here.
The Chinese government finally announced when its Party Congress would take place, the event where its leadership turns over and a new generation steps up. Among those competing for a top spot is Wang Yang, a top party leader in Guangdong province.