Politics: Push to Bring The Provinces Into Line – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

So rare are top-level political excisions in China these days that Chen Liangyu’s fall from power in late September caught many by surprise.

The Shanghai communist party secretary and Politburo member was detained by anti- investigators on a Sunday morning, only hours after presiding over a ceremony the night before for China’s most celebrated athlete.

Mr Chen was toppled by one of the most extensive corruption investigations in two decades, a probe directed from the top, by Hu Jintao, China’s president.[Full Text]

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