In China, a number of significant political events have materialised. These will play a monumental role in defining the global political landscape in years to come. A GRI article authored by a GRI expert on China that is employed by the British Government.
With Brexit and Trump centre stage in the news, much of the world’s attention has been focused on what these inchoate realities mean. However, on the other side of the world in China, a number of significant but far-less pronounced political events have materialised. These six phenomena which will play a potentially equally monumental role in defining the global political landscape in years to come.
1. Xi Jinping as ‘core’ leader
The first trend is the centralisation and consolidation of power by Xi Jinping. On top of his role as President, Commander-in-Chief, General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and holder of many other titles, Xi consolidated total power in October when he was given the title of “core” leader. Although the label conveys no formal powers, it is symbolically significant as it confers status, sends a clear message to lower-level officials about hierarchy and enables Xi to effectively restructure the top levels of the Party to his suiting.
2. The proliferation of leading small groups
Secondly, as part of the centralisation of power, Xi has been
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