Xi move on faction suggests China elite struggle:

Allies of Chinese President Xi Jinping are moving against a Communist organization that is the power base of Premier Li Keqiang, in what analysts say may be a sign of faction-fighting at the top of the ruling party.


The Communist Youth League has long been a proving ground for young up-and-comers to demonstrate their political talent, particularly those who — unlike Xi — are not party “princelings” with the advantage of high-ranking parents.


It has produced some of the country’s top leaders, including Xi’s presidential predecessor Hu Jintao as well as Li, and its alumni are seen as a leading faction within the Communist Party.


But as Xi moves to consolidate power, the group has come under sustained attack, including direct reprimands from the president himself.


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