Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, and Wang Lijun Walk the Plank (Illustration)

March 25, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

Zhou Yongkang walking the plank, with Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun below (Illustration)

In the Chinese Communist Party’s current power struggle, Hu Jintao’s faction of the Chinese Communist Party appears to be ousting some of the most bloodthirsty cadres of former Chinese paramount leader Jiang Zemin’s group: Wang Lijun, former top-cop for Chongqing, the world’s largest city; Wang’s old boss, recently fired Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai; and, according to rumours, Zhou Yongkang, the head of China’s police and judicial systems. But while the party punishes Jiang’s allies, China is beset with problems, and Chinese citizens are increasingly intolerant of the communist regime’s rule, posing serious questions about how long one-party rule can last.

Click this tag to read The Epoch Times’ collection of articles on the Chinese Regime in Crisis. Intra-CCP politics are a challenge to make sense of, even for veteran China watchers. Here we attempt to provide readers with the necessary context to understand the situation.

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