China Leadership Monitor

The Trouble with Factions

Thursday, March 19, 2015
October 1, 1949, Celebrations

Recent Politburo discussion of the problem of factions in the Chinese Communist Party prompts assessment of the characteristics and conduct of factionalism in contemporary PRC leadership politics. This article offers a critique of how factional politics has been portrayed in analysis of leadership politics under Xi Jinping.

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The Trouble with Factions