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Jiang Zemin’s Faction Severely Decimated by Recent High-Level Arrests

General Xu Caihou, then-Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China's Central Military Commission, talks with China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. Xu and Bo conspired to establish forced organ harvesting in Liaoning Province. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
General Xu Caihou, then-Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China's Central Military Commission, talks with China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. Xu and Bo conspired to establish forced organ harvesting in Liaoning Province. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

The purge of four high-level Communist Party officials at the end of June, and the investigation,one month later, of China’s former security czar has decimated...




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