BEIJING, Sept. 19 -- Former president Jiang Zemin resigned as the head of China's military on Sunday, turning the job over to his successor as president and Communist Party leader, Hu Jintao, and completing the orderly transfer of power to a younger generation.
By Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, September 19, 2004; 3:04 PM
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Is this a move towards democratization or Hu's consolidation of power?
Is China in better hands under Hu alone?