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Princelings Take the Stage, Jockeying for Position in Advance of 2012 18th Party Congress Already Begins

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By chinafreepress.org (translation) Jul 28, 2009 – 2:00:04 PM

Boxun reports that the power struggle in advance of the 18th Party Congress of the CCP has already begun. Although it is similar to this process in the past, there are some special circumstances this time due to China’s hesitating at a crossroads in its development.

It is not just that a different faction–the China Youth League faction–is in charge instead of the Shanghai faction. It also hinges on the question of whether the Communist Party is going to continue to possess sole political power in China. It is at this juncture that the Princelings–the offspring of high level officials–have made their appearances on the political and cultural stages. They know that they cannot depend on Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao for their future security in the Party so they must depend on themselves.

Full Chinese report: http://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2009/07/200907280042.shtml

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