The 18th Party Congress was more dramatic than anticipated due to the completely non-transparent process of selecting new leaders as well as a number of scandals involving leaders competing for the top posts. This contrasts with 2002 when Hu Jintao became secretary general in a comprehensive change of power that took place without much drama.
|Journal||Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Chinese communist party
- Party congress
- Chinese politics
- Political transition