Coming 21 years after the death of former Party Secretary Hu Yaobang, Premier Wen Jiabao's surprise eulogy to his former mentor last week was the subject of much discussion among China-watchers worldwide. In today's episode of Sinica we visit this speech and ask what it really tells us about the political landscape in China. Is there compelling evidence of an ongoing rift between a "populist" faction headed by Wen Jiabao, Hu Jintao, and Li Keqiang and a competing "princeling" elite represented by Xi Jinping? We also talk about the tragic earthquake that hit Qinghai last week, and its potential for ethnic aftershocks.Joining Kaiser Kuo this week are Gady Epstein, Beijing bureau chief for Forbes magazine and Guardian correspondent Tania Branigan, fresh back in Beijing after a reporting trip to the remote earthquake region and with a first-hand account of the rescue efforts there. We're also joined by Jeremiah Jenne, Dean of Chinese Studies at the IES program in Beijing, who helps put both events in historical perspective. You may know Jeremiah as Qing historian and author of the blog Jottings from the Granite Studio.If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to give us your take on things either in the comment section, or by writing us at email@example.com. And remember, to subscribe to the Sinica show through RSS, just open up iTunes, click on the "Advanced" menu and select "Subscribe to Podcast". When prompted, copy the URL http://popupchinese.com/feeds/custom/sinica into the box. Those of you who'd like to download this mp3 directly from our site can also grab it as a standalone mp3 file. Enjoy!