Two leaders jockey for top power in Beijing

The struggle between Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin is becoming increasingly heated and open, according to a report in today’s IHT:

“Tension between Jiang, the country’s semi-retired senior leader who still heads the , and Hu, who replaced Jiang as Communist chief and president nearly two years ago, has begun influencing debates on issues such as slowing the overheated economy, fighting and assigning jobs, these say. The most sensitive are now often viewed within the party as battles between rival .”

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