China Leadership Monitor

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle--Part 4: The Mishu Cluster I

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Xi’s personal assistants, both previous and current, constitute a major cluster of his inner circle. Because of their very close working relationships with Xi, they are often among his most trusted confidants. This installment in the series assesses the broad political context of the mishu phenomenon in present-day China, providing background for the discussion of the strong bonds between Xi and his mishu and their internal diversity, which will be the subject of the next and final installment. 

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Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle--Part 4: The Mishu Cluster I