high politics

Is China Ruled by a Military Oligarchy? – China Confidential

From China Confidential blog: Who rules China? Until recently, the answer has been obvious: the Communist Party. More specifically, a nine-member standing committee of the party’s politburo controls the country, though political power ostensibly resides in the 3,000-member National People’s Congress, which rubber-stamps politburo decisions.

Reading Between the Lines of Jiang’s Reemergence – Ching-Ching Ni

From The Las Angeles Times: Three years after leaving the political stage, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin is back in the national spotlight. So is the famous slogan that seemed to have retired with its creator: the murky theory of the “Three Represents.” Jiang, who turned 80 on Thursday, engineered his comeback through the publication […]

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