Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao, who failed to install allies in several key positions. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao, who failed to install allies in several key positions. Photo: AP

Jiang Zemin faction wins in China's game of thrones

Former president outmanoeuvred his successor Hu Jintao, who only got one man from his faction into the Politburo Standing Committee

Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao, who failed to install allies in several key positions. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao, who failed to install allies in several key positions. Photo: AP
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