Xi Jinping Boosts the Party’s Control and His Own Authority

Author
Willy Wo-Lap Lam
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Jamestown Foundation
Abstract
Under Xi Jinping, the leadership of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has initiated multi-pronged measures to ensure the success of celebrations marking the centenary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in July this year and planning for the 20th CCP Congress, scheduled for the second half of 2022. The accent is on preserving political stability and further consolidating the apparently unassailable authority of President Xi, who is also CCP General Secretary and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC).
Topic
Media, Political Parties, Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Political Geography
China, Asia