PacNet #87 - Seven Fingers: China’s New Leadership and North Korea Policy
By Adam Cathcart, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga and Roger CavazosDec 26, 2012
When Mao Zedong's legacy was finally decided upon after long debate by the CCP in 1982, the Party settled upon the notion that Mao was seven parts good, three parts bad, just as Mao had declared that if his own 10 fingers represented Stalin, seven were good. Now, the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) has shrunk to seven, what does it mean for North Korea? Where will those "fingers" point?