Gordon Chang: dateline 29/12/11
Not long ago, everything was going well for the mandarins in Beijing. Now, nothing is. So, yes, my prediction was wrong. Instead of 2011, the mighty Communist Party of China will fall in 2012. Bet on it.
In fairness, Gordon’s still got four days. And if that doesn’t work out he’s got the ‘this will be the last Party Congress’ dodge to fall back on, which gives him ten years to play with.
Personally, I think it’s a ravens leaving the tower of London scenario. The Party is quite safe so long as the mood music of Gordon’s doom laden murmurings continues: but when he finally gives up...