As I discussed before, the CPC is not as monolithic as it appears on the outside.  I think this is becoming increasingly clear with the censorship in Chinese media of Premier Wen Jiabao’s CNN interview he did last September, and more recent censorship of his comments in Shenzhen earlier this year.  I don’t expect there to be a faction that will publicly denounce another anytime soon, but I think it also goes beyond what the Coasties-vs-Hinterlanders argument suggests.  Below are just some predictions, and some members might be in two or more factions, so it’s not always clearcut.

In no particular order:

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