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CHINA: Probe into Zhou Yongkang and Jiang Jiemin shows party torn by infighting

The powerful former Public Security chief, who set up China’s modern repression apparatus, comes under investigation for “economic crimes”. One of his closest aide is also being investigated for taking bribes in the past ten years. Such house-cleaning hides factional infighting meant to eliminate all opposition to President Xi Jinping’s rule.

Beijing – After the ouster of Bo Xilai, the powerful former Communist boss in Chongqingcurrently on trial, a new fight seems to be taking place among high ranking Communist leaders….(…)

by Chen Weijun, AsiaNews 09/02/2013

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