Beijing’s Corruption Purge May Serve Political Ends – Susan Jakes
The extent of the corruption purge thus far may mean Hu has overpowered Jiang Zemin and his allies. But it could also mean that the two leaders have reached a truce, a negotiated a consensus between factions whose differences may have been more about personal loyalties than they are about political philosophy.
Observers expect many more tantalizing clues in the months ahead about what might be happening behind closed doors, but no definitive answer. For now, China’s leaders are still too good at keeping secrets. [Full Text]