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Table: Jiang's Agenda


International Business: CHINA

TABLE: Jiang's Agenda

By launching a high-level crackdown against corruption in Beijing, China's

President is hoping to consolidate his power base as paramount leader Deng

Xiaoping nears death. His goals:

WIN POPULAR Since Beijing residents are upset about corruption

SUPPORT among top city officials, Jiang gains some legiti-

macy through his purges.

ELIMINATE By ousting Beijing party boss Chen Xitong, Jiang

OPPONENTS can clean house in the nation's capital.

REASSESS Since Chen was a key backer of using violence

TIANANMEN against the students in 1989, Jiang may use him as the

scapegoat for the bloodbath.

STALL More concerned with preserving stability, Jiang has

REFORMS little interest in pursuing needed but controversial

overhaul of the state sector and banking industry.

REIN IN THE His anticorruption drives send a signal to the

PROVINCES more freewheeling provinces that they could be the next

target if they don't toe Jiang's line.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK

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