Structural Reforms and CPC Power after the Third CPC Plenum, and the 1st Session of the 13th NPC

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In February and March 2018 the 3rd Plenum of the 19th CPC Congress and the first meeting of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) were held. During these meetings, important and far-reaching structural reforms were adopted, including constitutional amendments, restructurings of the government and the relationship between Party and state. Structural reforms are common at the outset of a new fi ve-year NPC term, and it is important to understand these reforms as part of an ongoing process. The recent reforms, however, were remarkable in the way they rearranged Party–state relations and bolstered not only the Party but, importantly, Xi Jinping's authority as core leader. This article provides a detailed overview of the major changes in constitution, government structure (ministries and state departments), personnel and Party authority.
In February and March 2018 the 3rd Plenum of the 19th CPC Congress and the first meeting of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) were held. During these meetings, important and far-reaching structural reforms were adopted, including constitutional amendments, restructurings of the government and the relationship between Party and state. Structural reforms are common at the outset of a new fi ve-year NPC term, and it is important to understand these reforms as part of an ongoing process. The recent reforms, however, were remarkable in the way they rearranged Party–state relations and bolstered not only the Party but, importantly, Xi Jinping's authority as core leader. This article provides a detailed overview of the major changes in constitution, government structure (ministries and state departments), personnel and Party authority.
LanguageEnglish
JournalCopenhagen Journal of Asian Studies
Volume36
Issue number1
Pages106-125
Number of pages20
ISSN1395-4199
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Communist Party of China
  • Chinese National People's Congress
  • Institutional reform
  • Personnel changes

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Structural Reforms and CPC Power after the Third CPC Plenum, and the 1st Session of the 13th NPC. / Brødsgaard, Kjeld Erik; Grünberg, Nis.

In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018, p. 106-125.

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