What fanned the flames of opposition in 1989 was not so much the desire for democracy as outrage at official corruption. On this score, the party has not done so well.
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Suddenly there's lots of buzz about China's princelings -- the children of top officials who enjoy vast privileges in education, work, and business.
Four months ago, China's anticorruption czar Wang Qishan sent ten team across the country on surprise inspections. They uncovered graft nearly everywhere they went.
Another high-flying China official has been indicted for taking bribes.
Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians in China for the past ten years, is the target of an investigation into corruption.