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 nemesis, Jiang Zemin. Hu’s arrival in Shanghai was seen to offer proof that he is getting the upper hand in his war of attrition against Jiang’s “Shanghai Gang”.
To over-simplify, Hu’s key protégés are associated with
January 31, 2010