China's vice-president loses job
Three of China's top politicians, including Vice-President Zeng Qinghong, have been dropped from the Communist Party's central committee, reports say.
Although known as a Jiang loyalist, most observers speculate that Zeng is more liberal than his mentor, and interested in political reform (transparency, institutionalization, and greater specification of powers) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of party and state operations. Zeng remains an important figure within the highest ranks of party leadership.SEEMS TO ME LIKE CHINA NOT REFORMING, BUT IS ACTUALLY GETTING WORSE... LIKE RUSSIA.
After the death of Zhao Ziyang, the former party secretary who lost power following the Tiananmen Square protests, Zeng worked as the intermediary between the Zhao's family and the senior party leadership.