China Leadership Monitor

What They Did on Their Summer Vacation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Great Wall of China
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As some members of the Xi Jinping leadership retreated to the seaside summer resort at Beidaihe, several events and trends converged in anticipation of a Central Committee plenum later this fall.  These include the waning stages of the mass line campaign to improve party work style, a series of takedowns of high-level leaders in the campaign against party corruption, and the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s birth.  Taken together, they point to a coordinated drive to press comprehensive reforms that were mandated when the Xi leadership took power in 2012 and that were elaborated in November 2013.

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What They Did on Their Summer Vacation