Arkanaut: Meh. If the old guard doesn't want reform, they'll kill it the easy way: through bureaucratic obfuscation.
UNC_Samurai: Imagine if China had, in the late 80s-early 90s, gone the route of Russia. The political chaos would have seriously destabilized Asia.
Wendy's Chili: Does China have a history of killing its leaders that I don't know about?
Arkanaut: Wendy's Chili: Does China have a history of killing its leaders that I don't know about?Not since Mao died, but there were a few rivals of his that were removed violently:Liu ShaoqiLin Biao
MadHatter500: The concern from Beijing though might be the petty corruption that the current structure enables is undermining the legitimacy of the party... and that must be protected at all costs.
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