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The General Secretary’s Extended Reach: Xi Jinping Combines Economics and Politics

via China Leadership Monitor
Monday, September 11, 2017
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Xi Jinping has seized the initiative in economic policy, making himself the dominant actor in financial regulation and environmental policy, among other areas.  These precedent-breaking economic policy roles provide Xi clear political benefits.  They strengthen the central government’s power over local actors, and confirm Xi’s personal dominance of the political process.

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The General Secretary’s Extended Reach: Xi Jinping Combines Economics and Politics