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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Power Struggle in Beijing-I

The US State Department confirmed that Wang Lijun, former police Chief in Chongqing City, had stayed an overnight in American consulate in Chengdu. No detail has been offered from both the US and China. The Chinese foreign ministry stated that Wang spent a day in the American consulate. As the top cop in Chongqing, Wang has followed his boss, Bo Xilai, the city’s Communist Party Secretary, for decades. According to the Japanese media Wang reported Bo’s corruption case in the US consulate (Sankei Shimbun 11 February 2012). Bo appointed Wang to clean up Chongqing’s corrupt police force and take on organized crime. Wang had been one of Chinese most celebrated policemen because his famous to assault gangs in the city (Japan Times 11 February 2012). Bo has been maneuvered for a seat on the ruling Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, which will appoint new members later this year as known the 18th CCP meeting. Bo probably will not be favor in the 18th CCP meeting. The power struggle in China might be begun a long time ago.

Source: telegraph.co.uk (access date: 7 March 2012). 
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