Things That Make You Go Hmmm – Such As A Power Struggle (To The Death) Within China’s Power Elite
by Tyler Durden
For those who have not been following the Bo Xilai drama unfolding with furious pace over the past month, we have some advice: you should be, as the fate of China will be defined by who is left standing at the end, which in turn will have momentous consequences for the entire Developed World. But where does one start? Luckily, Grant Williams’ latest TTMYGH has one simple plot line: presenting the past, present and future of the epic power struggle between Wen Jiabao and Bo Xilai which has already claimed at least on death, and within China’s top power echelon, the Politburo Standing Committee.
From Grant Williams:
This week’s edition of Things That Make You Go Hmmm….. is a little differ- ent to those that have come before it in that it is more of a murder mystery/whodunnit and focuses on the machinations behind a very significant power struggle currently raging in the shadowy world of China’s ruling party.
For those amongst you who like tales of drunken British businessmen, unexplained deaths, cya- nide poisoning, swift autopsies, mysterious polit- ical figures, Lady Macbeth-type wives and police chiefs fleeing for their lives – read on. For those of you who prefer less sensationalist tales….. well read on anyway – this one’s a doozy!