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Chinese Money and Privilege Flow Overseas

In the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut looks at the web of business interests and personal wealth that surrounds the children of China’s most powerful leaders, known as “princelings.” He tells the story of...

Zeng Challenges Party with Call for Democracy – The Standard

From The Standard (Hong Kong): The ruling Communist Party needs greater debate and “inner-party democracy” to improve the way it governs the country, Vice President Zeng Qinghong said.Speaking ahead of the party’s 17th congress to be held this year, Zeng was quoted by state media Friday as saying party members should not be afraid to […]

The emerging Hu-Wen-Zeng troika – Wu Zhong

From The Asia Times: Department, which handles the appointment and promotion of senior party and government officials, is directly under Zeng‘s supervision. Given this portfolio, it is logical for Zeng to be assigned to head the preparatory group on personnel affairs. Nevertheless, it still shows that Zeng, who used to be regarded as a protege […]

Hu urged to cede China presidency to rival: sources - Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters: Chinese leader Hu Jintao has been urged to cede the presidency to a rival-turned-ally, sources said, a step that would sweep aside two decades of established practice and let him focus on extending Communist Party power. Political allies of Vice President Zeng Qinghong have urged that he be promoted to state president at […]

Hu puts rival in key China Congress role: sources – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters, via the Washington Post: Chinese President Hu Jintao has named his chief political rival to lay the groundwork for next year’s crucial Communist Party Congress in another sign of his growing confidence, sources with ties to the leadership said. Vice President Zeng Qinghong, fifth in the Communist Party hierarchy but wielding considerably more […]

China’s Leader, Ex-Rival at Side, Solidifies Power – Joseph Kahn

From The New York Times: Three years after becoming China’s top leader, Hu Jintao has solidified his grip on power and intimidated critics inside and outside the Communist Party with the help of the man once seen as his most potent rival. Mr. Hu, China’s president and Communist Party chief, and Zeng Qinghong, vice president […]

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