Hu Jintao replaces Jiang Zhemin as supreme military chief of China. This gives Hu full power in theory. How will this effect Chinese policy? Will reform speed up? Will corruption be firmly dealt with? Will pragmatism replace the hard line stances of the past (Taiwan etc...)? My idea is that it will only make a difference in the long run. Many Chinese are glad to see the unpopular and a-charismatic Jiang leave, not in the least because of his role in Tian An Men, but will Hu have the guts (if already he has the wish) to go the first steps onto the road of democracy?