Fri, Jul 30, 2004 - Page 8 News List

Jiang desperately clinging to power

By Zhang Weiguo張偉國

Wouldn't it be necessary to review past policies to clarify where political responsibility lies before these major problems can be resolved? If Jiang doesn't accept responsibility, but instead continues to remain as head of the military commission, wouldn't that be the same as repeating the same mistake, making it even more difficult to resolve the situation?

Maybe only after Jiang has been forced to accept responsibility and step down will he realize that all this rehashing of old news in the end only served to trap him.

Zhang Weiguo is a freelance writer.

Translated by Perry Svensson

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