Liu Shaoqi, second from right, named to the presidency of Red China, sits next to Mao Zedong at a Communist Youth Meeting in 1957. Liu succeeded Mao as chairman of the People's Republic of China in 1959, but fell from grace and was placed under house arrest eight years later. © AP

Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done

Sun's fate shows that life atop the CCP can be nasty, brutish and short