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by Vernu Yu
SCMP, page A1 & A5 January 8, 2010

1. the ousted party general secretary thought...
- expelled -

... his successors had obstructed nascent political reform and put China on the path of corruption
- stopped the growing -

2. after he was toppled in the wake of the Tiananmen crackdown
- fired as a result of -

3. Zhao blamed Jiang's Theory of the Three Represents for stalling the country's political reform process
- delaying -

4. Du was barred from seeing Zhao from 2001
- forbidden -

5. condemned the emergence of what he saw as crony capitalism
- friendship between business people and people from the government that gives business men an advantage in getting government contracts -

6. A privileged bureaucratic clique has been formed in China
- group -

7. Zhao also castigated the leadership for monopolising political power after crackdown
- criticised -

8. Beijing had resorted to suppressing public opinion
- decided to suppress -

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