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PacNet #40 – China’s “Gun-Control” Problem: Jiang vs. Hu?

Does China have a “gun-control” problem? Yes. The question of who controls one of the world’s largest armed forces naturally attracts international attention. Recently, however, there seems to be excessive speculation about a power struggle between the moderate reformist head of the state/party, Hu Jintao, and the nationalist/conservative military strongman, Jiang Zemin, who continues to hold the position of chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission (CMC).