The Foundation of China's Future Stability


Peter Mattis

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 149


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: February 9, 2012
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Peter Mattis, Editor of the China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation, argues that regarding governance in China "The CCP has created a powerful apparatus—military, intelligence, and propaganda—that will operate short of total breakdown in leadership cohesion, i.e. the decision of some elites to contest the decisions of the party congress. The debates are over how best to maintain CCP power—not whether the party should govern."

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