power struggle

Net Closes on Ling Jihua

Authorities are stepping up the corruption investigation into the family of Ling Jihua, a former...

Communist Elders Take Backroom Intrigue Beachside

The New York Times’ Edward Wong and Jonathan Ansfield report from Beidaihe, a seaside resort outside Beijing, where Communist leaders have traditionally vacationed and held important behind-the-scenes meetings. This year...

Political Crisis Deepens as Dozens Targeted

Despite efforts by the Communist Party to present a facade of unity and stability in the midst of a political scandal, reports show that the crisis may be both deepening and widening with a possible investigation of the...

Battle for Shanghai Takes Centre Stage in Hu’s Strategy

The Sydney Morning Herald looks at a possible shift in dynamics in China’s elite politics: In the closet warfare of Chinese elite politics, Shanghai has been the political bastion of Hu Jintao’s predecessor and...

Cracks in China’s Great Politburo Wall

For Asia Sentinel, Willy Lam reports on apparent tensions between President Hu Jintao and his heir apparent, Xi Jinping, following Xi’s failure to be promoted to the Central Military Commission at the Party Plenum last...

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