Unlike many authoritarian regimes, where leaders remain in office until they die, are overthrown in a coup or exit after a conflict, the Chinese Communist Party has developed an institutionalized process for replacing leaders.
The CCP holds a National Party Congress every five years to select leaders and approve other initiatives. The 19th Party Congress, which opened Oct. 18, should provide a clear indication of China’s top leaders for the next five years and perhaps beyond. Here’s a rundown:
1) What’s the purpose of the Party Congress?
Every five years, the CCP’s leadership meets to appoint leaders, revise the constitution and set the party’s priorities for the next five years.… Seguir leyendo » “China’s top leaders are meeting. What’s at stake?”