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  • According to U.S. government China analysts, there is high confidence that the outgoing Mr. Hu warned his successor Mr. Xi that Gen. Xu, a Jiang loyalist and member of the ruling Politburo, was someone not to be trusted.

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  • "The ideological field has always been the important battle front, fiercely fought over between our enemies and us," Mr. Hu was quoted in the documentary "Silent Contest." "If problems appear in this battle front, it may well lead to social turmoil or even the loss of our political rule. To create chaos in a society, to overthrow a government, our enemies usually start with piercing a hole in our ideological system, i.e., to first focus on confusing people's minds."

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