Two leaders jockey for top power in Beijing

The between Hu Jintao and 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 military, and Hu, who replaced Jiang as Communist Party chief and president nearly two years ago, has begun influencing debates on issues such as slowing the overheated economy, fighting corruption and assigning jobs, these people say. The most sensitive matters are now often viewed within the party as battles between rival factions.”


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