Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

One track of Chinese government

There are two tracks of governing in China: the Communist Party of China and the government of the country. One of those tracks is preparing for a big meeting.

China Sets Date for Major Communist Party Reshuffle
The Chinese Communist Party will hold a once-every-five-years leadership reshuffle in October, the state-run news media reported… confirming the date of a closely watched meeting that will serve as a test of President Xi Jinping’s power.

About 2,300 delegates, including senior officials, will meet in Beijing for a party congress on Oct. 18… They are expected to confirm Mr. Xi for a second five-year term and to appoint a new cohort of officials under him.

Mr. Xi, already one of the most influential Chinese leaders in decades, is likely to emerge from the meeting even more formidable…

Mr. Xi is poised to win an even broader mandate for his policies and authoritarian style by stacking the party’s most influential bodies with close allies…

At the congress, at least 11 of the 25 members of the Politburo are expected to retire… That includes five of the seven members of the even more powerful Politburo Standing Committee…

The congress will select only party positions. The new government lineup will be appointed by a meeting of the legislature, called the National People’s Congress, which is likely to convene in March. Mr. Xi is then almost certain to be reappointed state president…

Mr. Xi already holds more titles than many of his predecessors. He is general secretary of the Communist Party, chairman of the central military commission, and he is known as China’s “core” leader, a vague but powerful status that puts him on a pedestal with Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin…

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