Follow the Leader

Liu, Melinda
November 2012
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);11/5/2012 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 160 Issue 19, p8
The article examines the competition for control of China's military as of November 2012. It notes that the role of the military has become crucial in territorial claims in the South China Sea, and to the Senkakus. Analysts say that though Xi Jinping will assume the Communist Party's top post, President Hu Jintao appears inclined to prolong his control of the Chinese Army for another year. The article mentions that Xi has stronger ties to younger revolutionary generals compared to Hu.


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