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
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

Topic |   18th Party Congress
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
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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