Week 7-1 Power Structure (1)

Week 7-1 Power Structure (1) - • 12 th Congress (1982):...

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POLC 3020: Week 7 (1) Power Structure in China Oct. 4, 2010
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What is the matrix muddle in China’s political structure? What are the pitfalls embedded in the matrix muddle in the reform era? Question
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Political Structure A. The CCP a. The Source of Political Power The CCP is the source of all political power and has the exclusive right to legitimize and control all other political organization. The CCP alone determines the social, economic, and political goals for the society. b. The Hierarchical Structure Hierarchical, pyramidal, and centralist Central > Provincial > County/ City > Basic Level (Township & Village)
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Political Structure A. The CCP (cont.)
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Political Structure B. National Party Congress The Party Congress is held every 5 years. The 17 th Congress (2007) Delegate: 2,213 They represent 73 million of party member. (5.6% of total population) Central Political Tasks of the Party Congress
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Unformatted text preview: • 12 th Congress (1982): The post-Mao reform effort • 13 th Congress (1987): The legitimization of non-state ownership • 14 th Congress (1992): The encouragement for market-oriented changes • 15 th Congress (1997): The SOE reform • 16 th Congress (2002): The allowance of private businessmen to join the CCP and become officials. • 17 th Congress (2007): The innovation and reforming of the Party – The appointment of top party posts and the Central Committee Political Structure C. The Central Committee of the CCP The Central Committee has the supreme power to govern party affairs and to enact party policies when the Party Congress is not in session. D. Political Bureau (Poliburo) & Its Standing Committee The Apex of Power Elected by the Central Committee Decisions based on Consensus after thorough discussions...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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Week 7-1 Power Structure (1) - • 12 th Congress (1982):...

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