CSG news update -- 2007-10-18

From China Study Group <chinastudygroup@gmail.com>
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 02:00:35 -0700

China Study Group news update

China's Most Powerful "Princelings"
China Brief | 2007-10-17
Cheng Li
High on the list of conceivable outcomes of the 17th Party Congress that will cause strong social resentment in China is the possibility that the newly established Politburo will be filled with many "princelings,” leaders who come from families of former high-ranking officials. In the eyes of the ...

Hu's Impasse at the 17th Party Congress
China Brief | 2007-10-17
Willy Lam
The selection of the new Beijing leadership, which will be endorsed by the ongoing 17th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress, has revealed disturbing schisms among the major factions and, in particular, President Hu Jintao's failure to establish overriding authority five years after acceding t...